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When Davasia was 10 years old, her mother, Melanie, had to take her to the emergency room for breathing difficulties that medication didn’t fix. It turned out that Davasia’s closed throat was a symptom of a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the internal organs. Melanie was shocked to learn that her daughter needed dialysis three […]
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With construction of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame hurtling toward completion, a project that will link the museum and America the Beautiful Park to downtown Colorado Springs is shifting into high gear. The Vermijo signature street project will transform the area from Cascade Avenue to Sierra Madre Street into a […]
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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017, the massive reform of the U.S. tax code made significant changes to corporate income taxes, as well as taxes on pass-through entities like sole proprietorships, partnerships and S-corporations. In terms of individual income taxes, the TCJA simplified the U.S. tax code by nearly doubling the […]
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Joan Clemons is the first to say that the Hillside Community Garden is not run by experts. “We just saw a need and said, ‘Hey, can we do this? Yes, we can,’” said Clemons, director of the Hillside Community Center in Southeast Colorado Springs. “We just wanted to do something for our kids and our families, […]
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Tri-Lakes is a rapidly growing region in the nation’s seventh-fastest-growing state, and the local schools are beginning to feel that squeeze. Nearly 1,600 new students will enroll in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 during the next decade, with nearly half of them coming in the next five years, according to projections from real estate consultant Metrostudy. […]
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Two military nonprofit organizations in the Pikes Peak region will merge by the beginning of next year — a move officials say will lead to more efficiently serving the area’s veterans and active military population. Following months of negotiations, Peak Military Care Network and The Home Front Cares will officially combine services in January, said […]
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By Pam Zubeck Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 12 to grant a local business a tax incentive but refused to name the business. It’s unclear when the identity will be revealed for a company to which the city assigned the code name “Project Beach.” For $14,310 in sales and use tax breaks, […]
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Cecilia was 1 year old when her parents noticed she was struggling to walk, and had bruising on her body. Her mother took her for an X-ray, and the doctor recommended a blood test, “just in case.” They were called back before they even got home: Cecilia had leukemia. She was...
One of the last stockpiles of chemical weapons remaining in the United States is being methodically destroyed in southern Colorado, bit by bit. The Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, which occupies about 85 acres on the grounds of the U.S. Army’s Pueblo Chemical Depot, is one of two sites in the nation — the […]
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Deep in the heart of Pike & San Isabel National Forests (PSI) are thousands of winding and bifurcating passages resembling an intricate network of arteries and veins. These 2,500-plus miles of trails and roads in forestlands spanning 15 Colorado counties transport nature lovers and recreationists to and from some of their favorite outdoor destinations, and […]
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Finding employment is among the most common stressors for service members transitioning to civilian life from the military. That process is often further complicated by the stigma that surrounds service members dealing with combat-related behavioral health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. “There’s a misconception that every veteran who comes back is broken,” said Kate […]
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By itself, a basketball is little more than an inflatable rubber bladder, wrapped in fibers and covered in leather to be bounced, passed, shot or dunked into an 18-inch-diameter hoop. But in the hands of a disadvantaged kid, a basketball can be much more. That was the thought behind Hillside Connection,...