Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers highlighted Southeast’s economic development and provided updates on the progress of housing during his seventh State of the City Address at The Broadmoor hotel on Oct. 15. The event was hosted by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

Vencenzio Luciano, 41, was shot and killed near the Arbor Pointe Apartments on Hancock Expressway on the morning of Oct. 4. All four lanes of Hancock Expressway were closed shortly after 8:45 a.m., when the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call of shots fired, according to Lt. J…

Proposed changes to Southeast Colorado Springs’ House District 17 by the independent redistricting commission have raised concerns among Southeast residents and elected officials. Following an Aug. 28 public meeting at Pikes Peak Community College, the independent redistricting commission ha…

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics announced this week the proposed new Colorado minimum wage, currently at $12.32 for 2021, will rise Jan. 1 to $12.56, or $9.54 "for those receiving enough in tips for total pay to meet or exceed the …

Heartbeat Survivors After Suicide and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention hosted the annual Race Against Suicide on Sept. 19. More than 550 people participated in the event which commemorates those in El Paso County lost to suicide. See a few photos in the gallery and check out more pictures in th…

Two men were shot at approximately 3:46 p.m. Sept. 9 at 3680 North Citadel Drive, home to The Union Cuisine restaurant and Elks Lodge 473. Both men were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Harrison School District 2 Superintendent Wendy Birhanzel announced that as of Sept. 7, “All students, staff, parents, and visitors will be required to wear a mask indoors in District schools and offices. Masks will also be required for before and after-school childcare, indoor athletic even…

A red jeep drove into the front of the Loaf ‘N Jug at Drennan Road and South Academy Boulevard on the morning of Aug. 31, the third such incident involving the same vehicle in the last four days.

A drug deal involving a Sierra High School student led to a shooting in the Deerfield Hills neighborhood on Aug. 24. The Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Monica Drive West at approximately 1:19 p.m Tuesday afternoon.

Residents of the Hillside neighborhood gathered at Memorial Park July 25 to participate in a community “Stop the Violence” meeting organized by Taraya Turner. Approximately 30 residents and community members gathered on the west side of Prospect Lake to discuss the ongoing gun violence probl…

The Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America program will host an online panel on the on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. The topic will cover Whites & Racial Justice.

Community leaders from Southeast Colorado Springs, including Rep. Tony Exum (D-HD17); Regina English, vice president of the Harrison School District 2 Board of Education; and Karl Dent, candidate for El Paso County sheriff, gathered at America the Beautiful Park July 17 to observe the one-ye…

The deadline for grant applications for the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund is 5 p.m. on July 16. Business-owners can apply for grants of up to $20,000 at the Colorado Enterprise Fund website. The second round of grant funding is part of the $1.1 billion given to Colorado counti…

Despite the fact that fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs, on the Fourth of July, seemingly every neighborhood in Colorado Springs puts on its own show in driveways, on sidewalks and in streets across the city. This year, the Southeast Express rode along with firefighters from the Colo…

Southeast Colorado Springs has long been described as a food desert, a place where there it’s hard to find good, healthy and fresh food. Now there is the beginning of an effort to push back that desert and let fresh food bloom.

If you’re looking for island flavors in Southeast Colorado Springs, you need to be geographically specific. In addition to the fine restaurants serving food from Caribbean islands like Jamaica and Puerto Rico, Julie’s Kitchen (3750 Astrozon Blvd) serves a wide variety of delicious Hawaiian a…

One month after Southeast Colorado Springs suffered the fourth deadliest mass shooting in Colorado history, gun violence continues to take lives. Three deadly shootings in Southeast Colorado Springs during the month of June illustrate the scope of the problem.

Gov. Jared Polis visited Colorado Springs June 17 to sign bills sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum (D-HD17) and Sen. Pete Lee (D-SD11). Exum’s House Bill 21-1270 provides additional funding to programs that help underserved Coloradans utilizing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a…

The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a pair of fatal shootings that took place in the early morning of June 17 in Southeast Colorado Springs. According to Natasha Kerr, a senior public communications specialist for CSPD, “Although we are still in the preliminary stages of …

Conflicts are unavoidable in life. That’s particularly true in high schools, where young minds and growing bodies can lead to more than just mere disagreements; sometimes those arguments and issues can change the trajectory of a student’s future  — and not in a good way. 

In preparation for the Colorado Springs Juneteenth Festival at America the Beautiful Park from June 18 to 20, Jennifer Smith, a co-founder of Onebody ENT/K-Land Community Cares has been organizing a series of fundraising events to help cover the costs associated with the community event whic…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have released the initial results of exposure assessments conducted in communities near current or former military bases known to have had per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances…