• AROUND TOWN: Southern Colorado nonprofits receive almost $500,000 from Walmart

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 22, 2018

    The region's Walmart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets have the opportunity to donate to their choice of nonprofits closest to their areas. Add to that the Walmart State Giving Program, and almost $500,000 was awarded during a Southern Colorado Community Celebration dinner with...

  • AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen is there for military and first-responder children

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 22, 2018

    The parent had always promised to "come home." The promise couldn't be kept. Stepping in to help remember that parent's legacy and support the children of fallen military and first responders is the mission of Angels of America's Fallen. "We're empowering the children to invest in...

  • AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care donate Shield616 gear to Colorado Springs-area law enforcement

    Linda Navarro
    Updated: Sun, Feb 18, 2018

    Former police Officer Jake Skifstad, left, shows Deputy Brandon Blanchard how to strap on a protective vest. Skifstad founded Shield616, which supplies active-shooter control gear to law enforcement. The local nonprofit 100+ Men Who Care presented $14,000 in gear to protect 14 police...

  • AROUND TOWN: Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund drive raises over $1.1 million for 20 nonprofits

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    A fellow named Dave who had been on the street, but with a little help found a home, is one of the thousands of Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund success stories. At the Feb. 8 closing reception for the annual holiday drive, Kristy Milligan of recipient nonprofit Westside Cares...

  • AROUND TOWN: Impressive UCCS Ent Center for the Arts opens with special gala for 800

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 11, 2018

    "Let the magic begin," she said. And indeed, it did. The dream had come true for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Emerita Pam Shockley-Zalabak with a formal opening night gala in the state-of-the-art UCCS Ent Center for the Arts. It had been in the dream works...

  • AROUND TOWN: Skating memories shared by Peggy Fleming, other Broadmoor champions

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 5, 2018

    Residents and hotel guests strolling The Broadmoor hotel's Cheyenne Lake in the mid-1960s could stop in at the World Arena on the west side to watch ice skating action. Sometimes it was practice for the Colorado College hockey team; other times, youngsters were in classes, dreaming of...

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