• Colorado Springs nonprofit raises funds to new homes for pets of terminally ill owners

    By caroline Laganas caroline.laganas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 15, 2017

    Suffering from a terminal illness and having to surrender a treasured pet can be one of the toughest situations. The volunteer organization Safe Place for Pets hosted its 4th annual Paws for Celebration event Saturday afternoon at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs to raise money...

  • Empty Stocking Fund adds new partner to annual campaign

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 30, 2017

    Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is a new partner with The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Stocking Fund, which annually helps thousands of people, including military veterans, neglected children, domestic violence victims and homeless residents. The partnership was announced...

  • Colorado Springs community cafe's ex-director Lyn Harwell had history of money issues

    By Liz Forster liz.forster@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Jun 27, 2017

    Lyn Harwell - who resigned as head of Seeds Community Café after taxes, insurance, salaries and vendors went unpaid - also wracked up debt at the then-Harbor House Clinic in late 2009, two of its former board members say. The affordable substance abuse recovery program that Harwell...

  • AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'

    By linda navarro linda.navarro -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    For 25 years, the community advocacy Citizens Project has been the voice "to embrace equality, diversity and separation of church and state." The 500 anniversary breakfast guests at the Antlers on June 8 were challenged to "Be Community. Be Citizens Project" and to choose personal...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June 2. More than 350 were in the Norris-Penrose Event Center Indoor Arena for the volunteer event, which has raised almost a half-million dollars to...

  • Marian House celebrates 200th job placement

    By hugh johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 22, 2017

    On Feb. 1, 2016, Sarah Kersey had finally saved enough money to go from being homeless to having her own apartment. In the midst of a snowstorm that dumped 4 to 7 inches on the city, members of the Catholic Charities Marian House helped her move in. On Wednesday, Marian House...

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