The Broadmoor Community Church Foundation has issued a challenge to faith-based organizations and others to increase donations of food and money to nonprofit organization Westside CARES, in light of increased need due to COVID-19. “The challenge will run through December 31, 2021 and all new…

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To get to Edith disler’s house, drive north on Highway 83 to a paved road that heads west. In short order, the pavement turns into a narrow dirt road that winds up and down over hilly terrain in the woods. The road isn’t maintained by the county. It gets icy and snow packed in winter and mud…

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An open letter signed by four former volunteers and employees, plus their supporters and members of nongovernmental organizations operating in Thailand, of The Exodus Road, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that works to fight human trafficking, accuses staff members and leadership of serio…

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Creekside Success Center for the School District 49 Board of Education meeting on Feb. 11. The protest was organized by the Empowerment Solidarity Network in response to a letter the district sent to parents, apologizing for an art lesson at Bennett …

The Mars rover Perseverance landed on the red planet Feb. 18, signaling the success of one of the most complicated missions undertaken by NASA to date. The rover is expected to retrieve samples from the planet’s surface. Tom Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, which is headquartered in Colorad…

District 4 City Councilor Yolanda Avila received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during Peak Vista Community Health Center’s Equity Vaccine Clinic on Feb. 19. Peak Vista administered 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine as part of their clinic targeting the Black, Hispanic and Latino po…

Colorado Springs School District 11 will upgrade and overhaul several school buildings under a $1 billion plan that will span years, according to a Feb. 18 Gazette article citing D11 Superintendent Michael Thomas.

Sen. Pete Lee, D-SD11, has been appointed to an independent panel that will investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct at the Colorado Judiciary and provide recommendations to improve the culture of Colorado’s judicial branch. The creation of the investigative panel comes after reporti…

Centura Health held Colorado Springs’ first mass COVID-19 vaccination event on Feb. 12 and 13 at The Broadmoor World Arena. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 14 as well, but was canceled due to extreme weather. Local and state leaders like Gov. Jared Polis (pictured) and Mayor John…

Scott RC Levy, producing artistic director for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College’s theater company, announced on Facebook Feb. 12 that he would be leaving his position at the FAC after “an extraordinary 9 and 1/2 year tenure, filled with memories and friendships that …

The Inasmuch Foundation has given $500,000 for the Mike and Barbara Yalich Student Services Center, named for the two Colorado College alumni. The center, which will be built adjacent to Ed Robson Arena, will house the student wellness center, health services and counseling, the bookstore an…

Colorado Springs Utilities is moving forward with plans to retire the coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant and replace it with six individual gas-powered GE turbines. Eric Gray, CEO of GE Gas Power, said the units are expected to arrive by the end of the year. As part of the transition, CSU w…

With so many people making use of city parkland over the past year to escape the doldrums of the pandemic, it might come as no surprise that some members of the Colorado Springs City Council are taking heat this month after approving an ordinance that allows developers to dedicate less land …

"A delightful mix of Western charms" is a description of Colorado Springs from TripAdvisor, which listed the city as seventh on a list of 25 top emerging travel destinations in the world, the city and Visit Colorado Springs, the tourism bureau, said in a news release.