• AROUND TOWN: Homeward Pikes Peak golfing fun all for serious cause

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    For 14 years one of the season's most popular golf tournaments has started off with quite a few "my A game" challenges and a VIP night of fun at The Ritz, courtesy of host Luke Travins and sponsors. The May 2 Homeward Pikes Peak benefit party featured a highly competitive silent...

  • TESSA introduces new initiatives to provide legal help, housing for domestic violence survivors

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    A local nonprofit organization is expanding its services to better help domestic violence victims escape their abusers. TESSA, which serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence in El Paso and Teller counties, unveiled two new programs on Wednesday: one to put families displaced...

  • AROUND TOWN: Friends of the Library visit the West with C.J. Box's Joe Pickett

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    The book lovers saddled up for lunch with author C.J. Box and his Joe Pickett Western mysteries, and hilarity ensued. Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District had such fun at their April 29 Literary Awards Luncheon that a more sedate gathering in the next room - the ballroom at The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald House volunteers treated to special evening

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    Ronald McDonald stomped his big 29EEE shoes in appreciation and even did a David Blaine magic trick in honor of the three-page list of people who logged almost 13,500 hours of volunteer time last year for Rocky Mountain House Charities of Southern Colorado. For the RMHC 30th...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope draws 1,300 to light sky for children to have advocates

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 11, 2017

    The CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch fundraisers have become an annual tradition for supporters from across the area, this 17th year drawing almost 1,300 people to The Antlers on April 26. They donated $350,000 for CASA programs (casappr.org) and to "Light Up Their Skies" of...

  • AROUND TOWN: 'Dogfather's' Fur Ball evening raises record amount for Humane Society

    By Linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -by name the gazette -
    Updated: Sun, May 7, 2017

    Listen up, the canine goodfella "The Dogfather" growled. Keep those auction bids coming. The 450-plus 2017 Fur Ball attendees, some in their best movie bad guy attire, listened up, raising $319,000 for Dogfather's four-legged compatriots at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region....

  • AROUND TOWN: Goodwill awards 'Discover Our Stars'

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 30, 2017

    The ballrooms were full as the stars came out for Discover Goodwill's Annual Dinner. There were honoree stars, community partners and other celestial objects walking the red carpet April 18 at Broadmoor International Center. You have your Oscars and Grammys, and this time it was The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crime

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 30, 2017

    It is restorative justice in action, "for teens by teens." In 1994, Colorado Springs Teen Court was founded "to interrupt the cycle of juvenile crime" and the impact has been major, board chair Bill Walsh, CSPD school resource officer, told the almost 500 supporters at the group's...

  • Springs Rescue Mission's long-awaited homeless day center, showers, to open

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    Michael Adamson has been forced to go weeks without bathing because only two free showers existed in Colorado Springs. "It's bruising, psychologically," Adamson said. But that will change. On Thursday, the first phase of Springs Rescue Mission's new and long-awaited homeless day...

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