• AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    It was the return of Crockett and Tubbs and all the "Miami Vice" neon pinks and greens. Quite the colorful twist to the season-ender awards celebrations. Guests checking into the Marriott Hotel on April 7 got an eyeful watching people arrive for the Tri-Lakes Chamber/EDC/Visitor...

  • AROUND TOWN: Henjum Accolades to those who work with seniors

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The memory of the late Joe Henjum, co-founder and past president of the Senior Resource Council, was honored with the naming of the annual Senior Accolades for the nonprofit's tops of the year. Henjum's son represented the family at the luncheon April 11 at The Mining Exchange. After...

  • Local nonprofits provide resources to 117 fire victims

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 19, 2018

    Two local nonprofits will provide food, clothing and other items to people affected by the Mile Marker 117 fire Saturday at Hanover Junior-Senior High School, an El Paso County news release says. From 9 to 11 a.m., Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will have food and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Athena Awards celebrates 25 years of strong women

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 15, 2018

    For the 25th year female business leaders were in the spotlight when the 2018 Athena Award honoree, Jan Weiland, was added to the impressive list April 5. What has set these women apart was also their commitment to their community and their mentorship of other women and men in...

  • AROUND TOWN: Alzheimer's Association awaits a cure

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 15, 2018

    It's sad for everyone, "the long goodbye." That's emcee Jon Karroll describing Alzheimer's at the April 3 Reason to Hope fundraising luncheon. There are no survivors, but there is research and hope. Amelia Schafer, interim executive director of the Colorado Alzheimer's...

  • El Pomar commits $1 million to Colorado Springs mountain biking facility

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: Fri, Apr 13, 2018

    The vision of a world class mountain bike park potentially covering the gigantic scar on Colorado Springs' northwest side now has some unlikely financial backing. A million dollars of backing, to be exact. William Hybl, CEO of the El Pomar Foundation, announced Thursday that the...

  • Sanctioned homeless camps around Colorado Springs are controversial stopgap solution

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 9, 2018

    One municipality-blessed tent city sprouted seven years ago in the back lot of a New Mexico nonprofit, where more than 800 people have slept at one point or another ever since. Another started as a way to limit police sweeps in Seattle, and it has since evolved into a series of tiny...

  • AROUND TOWN: YMCA celebrates history and a cutting-edge year of success

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 8, 2018

    The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is going strong on its 139th anniversary. It has become, in the words of its President/CEO Boyd Williams, "one of the most cutting-edge YMCAs in the country." There's more to come, Williams told the 400 guests and staff at the annual dinner and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Historic Manitou log cabin district site of Heritage Center brunch

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 8, 2018

    An idyllic mountain setting with historic log cabins was the perfect spot for a Manitou Springs Heritage Center fundraising brunch in, appropriately, one of the original, early 1900s log structures. Over the years, host Justin Armour's Southwestern-style Crystal Park Cantina had been...

  • AROUND TOWN: Red Cross Hometown Heroes night tops need for Emergency Response Vehicle

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 2, 2018

    It was an evening to recognize Hometown Heroes, those everyday people "who do extraordinary things." It was also a time when 410 sponsors and supporters gathered for dinner at The Broadmoor and raised more than the final $22,000 for a $150,000 Next Generation Emergency Response...

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