• AROUND TOWN: Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic's romantic storybook evening provides safety net for kids

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 23, 2018

    They're writing a new chapter in the Kidpower storybook. And they did it with the yummiest of chocolate, children's storybook characters and tales of romance as they helped empower children. The always-sold-out Chocoholic Frolic, May 5 at The Pinery, drew almost 500 guests, who...

  • AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 23, 2018

    The Rocky Mountain Health Care Services Chef Showcase had the happiest of problems, becoming so popular that it burst at the seams. The eighth annual festival of deliciousness, with 22 chefs, was moved to the Olympic Training Center's spacious Sports Center on May 3, where it filled...

  • AROUND TOWN: Discover Goodwill honorees take road to "Destination: Independence"

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com-
    Updated: Wed, May 16, 2018

    They're on a voyage with a "Destination: Independence" and their successes were charted at the Discover Goodwill annual dinner April 26 at The Broadmoor. Honorees and the nonprofit's business partners took the spotlight, along with the "Ambassadors of Goodwill" who had helped lead...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope helps serve more abused and neglected children

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 16, 2018

    For speaker after speaker, involvement with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region came about because "I am for the child." The impact of those words was never lost during the 18th annual Light of Hope breakfast and lunch fundraisers April 25 at The Antlers hotel. More than 1,000 attended the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com-
    Updated: Mon, May 14, 2018

    Shades of "Game of Thrones'"House Lannister and guests peeked around for Jon Snow. But the April 28 Fur Ball had instead been turned into a creative Game of Bones land with puppies and kitties. Almost 500 guests in party clothes and some in regal royal attire cuddled with adoptable...

  • AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Foundation 'Heroes in Healthcare' raises $412,000 for trauma training center

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 9, 2018

    In an evening dedicated to "Heroes in Healthcare," a record 770 supporters, including many from health care fields, enjoyed a gala event April 28 as they raised more than $412,000 for the new UCHealth Community Education Center. President/CEO Joel Yuhas said this is where EMTs, first...

  • Proposal would ban homeless campers along Colorado Springs waterways

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 7, 2018

    In a move affecting countless homeless campers across Colorado Springs, city leaders want to more aggressively ticket people living alongside creeks and waterways, even when no alternative shelter exists. Calling it a public health imperative to battle E. coli, trash and debris,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Blackbird Outreach moves forward for legal homeless camp

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazete.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 2, 2018

    A Blackbird Outreach fundraiser auction is unlike any other. Replacing the familiar nonprofit-gala bidding for European trips and formal dinner parties was a "Fund a Need" paddle raising for tarps, tents, sleeping bags, safe Heater Buddy systems, propane tanks, emergency hotel...

  • Nonprofit donates $17,500 to aid El Paso County, Colorado Springs fire victims

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    The El Pomar Foundation has donated $17,500 to help victims from the 117 fire in southern El Paso County and the Sunstone Townhomes fire in Colorado Springs. "We are charged with promoting the well-being of the people of Colorado and there are few more certain times of need than...

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