• Pikes Peak United Way chief resigns, sought to change nonprofit's course

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    The Pikes Peak United Way's president and chief executive resigned this week, stepping aside after nearly four years at the helm of the community charity clearinghouse. Jason Wood will be replaced by Cindy Aubrey, who will serve as interim chief executive officer of the nonprofit....

  • AROUND TOWN: "Straight Arrow" Mayor John Suthers roasted for a cause

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

    It was a night to have some fun at Mayor John Suthers' expense. And he laughed right along at folks who had twitted him about being quiet, short, a bit of a nerd and totally tech lacking. Oh, and wasn't he that "Straight Arrow" who had batted hitless against future MLB Hall of Famer...

  • AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017

    Elegant ladies in evening gowns and glittering Venetian masks took the arms of formally attired men, many wearing red ties, and strolled the lobby of Broadmoor Hall for an Elizabethan "Midwinter Night's Dream." The 34th annual Heart Ball was one of those special nights to remember...

  • Camp cleanup continues along Fountain Creek in Colorado Springs, tons of refuse collected

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017

    A beat-up white Toyota sedan zipped along the Pikes Peak Greenway, ferrying parts of a homeless camp away from cleanup crews. The car only went a half-mile down the trail. The exodus came amid a massive homeless camp cleanup Tuesday - one that has displaced an estimated 75 to 100...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ewoks hit the lanes for Junior Achievement and financial literacy

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 12, 2017

    "Alert all commands." The Force has invaded the bowling alley. Wrapping up today, Darth Vaders, Jedi, Wookies and Princess Leias are competing for the galaxy in Junior Achievement Rock 'N Bowl Episode XXXIV - Battle at the Bowling Alley. It's Junior Achievement of Southern...

  • AROUND TOWN: Temple Shalom film and dinner seek out Israeli cuisine

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 12, 2017

    Temple Shalom created an educational Jewish film series and found a welcoming audience. The second in the series, "Searching for Israeli Cuisine," brought in a sold-out crowd on Jan. 29 with a packed, Israeli-inspired dinner followed by even more people arriving for the free showing of...

  • Colorado Springs' Empty Stocking Fund posts third-best-ever drive

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 9, 2017

    Rarely has this stocking been so stuffed. The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund's most recent campaign - its 33rd - collected its third-largest haul of donations, receiving $1,188,151 through Jan. 20. Only the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 campaigns raised more money - each...

  • Colorado Springs is a microcosm of debate over how best to help homeless

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 6, 2017

    For some rule infractions at the Salvation Army's local homeless shelter, it's one strike and you're out on the streets. Even as federal housing officials and nonprofits across the nation make their shelters and housing projects more accessible, one Colorado Springs nonprofit is...

  • Colorado Refugee Services estimates hundreds no longer coming to state

    By jakob rodgers jakobrodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 31, 2017

    More than 1,100 refugees from war-torn and impoverished countries could be barred from relocating to Colorado over the next eight months after President Donald Trump's order to halt refugee admissions, Colorado officials announced. Criticism continued to mount Monday against Trump's...

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