• Homeless day center opens to rave reviews in Colorado Springs, but funding short for critical component

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 18, 2017

    Surviving on the streets in Colorado Springs used to be a workout. For years, it meant trekking at least 4 miles across downtown for a shower, clean laundry, three square meals a day and a bed. Getting workforce help, food stamps or a driver's license tacked on another 6 or 7 miles...

  • Springs Rescue Mission completes new homeless day center

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 13, 2017

    Colorado Springs' wait for a homeless day center is finally over. Springs Rescue Mission opened the second half of its resource center this week - bringing to completion a project that homeless advocates have been seeking for years. The 11,000 square-foot center marks the latest...

  • AROUND TOWN: Shield616 gourmet evening raises funds for police tactical gear

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 12, 2017

    The gourmet food tastings were delicious; the evening's goal serious. Chef Supansa Banker was chef liaison for Vittles for Vests, to raise funds to help provide tactical vest packages to every local street cop. As Police Foundation of Colorado Springs Trustee Kyle Hybl and CSPD...

  • AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers a living "Gift of History"

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com-
    Updated: Tue, Sep 12, 2017

    The "Gift of History" never stops giving. It's there for every visitor to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and it's the name of the museum's annual fundraising breakfast supporting the museum's programs and exhibits. This has been an energizing, palpably exciting year the...

  • Food giveaway kicks off events to remember and honor 9/11

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 8, 2017

    A food giveaway Friday kicked off local efforts to remember the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York and Washington. Scores of soldiers and veterans lined up in a field near the Norris-Penrose Events Center to get boxes of staples from spaghetti sauce to cereal....

  • Catholic Charities in Colorado Springs gets a big boost from Walmart

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 8, 2017

    There were lots of smiling faces at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 707 South Eighth Street in Colorado Springs on Friday morning. The cheers were for two separate but very important reasons. One was for the remodel of the business and the other was because of Walmart's...

  • AROUND TOWN: New Sinton-Martinez home site of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bruncheon

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com-
    Updated: Wed, Sep 6, 2017

    It's a back-to-school-time treat for the busy ladies, the annual Garden Bruncheon for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado - Pikes Peak. Friends and guests are invited to mix and mingle and sip champagne at the special home of a hostess where they gather for a catered meal in the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Happy Trails BBQ supports the county nature centers

    By Linda Navarro, linda.navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Sep 6, 2017

    What better way to support the facelift at the heavily used Bear Creek Nature Center than with heaping plates of Buffalo Gals barbecue, calico beans, colorful summer salads and a heavenly array of desserts. Smells from the grills filled the hills nearby had signaled the annual Happy...

  • How to donate to Harvey relief efforts: When and what to give 

    BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer
    Updated: Wed, Aug 30, 2017

    NEW YORK — Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. But this is not an excuse to clean out your closet. Money...

  • On a mission: Colorado Springs woman works to provide safe drinking water in India, Africa

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 27, 2017

    The scarf Jacqueline Lundquist wore recently was flowing and summery, white with a background of waves and water droplets, adorned with blue tassels. A pattern of water. It's a symbol of her mission to provide safe drinking water to communities in India where clean water is scarce....

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