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Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

A multi-agency approach will target vagrancy in downtown Colorado Springs as winter nears. The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Springs Rescue Mission, the city, El Paso County human service agencies and the Downtown Partnership are working together to provide vagrants the services they need. “You can’t just pounce and then stop,” said Downtown Partnership Executive… Continue Reading Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

Food Challenge begins today

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Food Challenge begins today

Several Colorado Springs leaders will start the Celebrity Council Food Assistance Challenge Monday. It’s one of several events taking place during Hunger Action Month. By accepting the Food Assistance Challenge, the persons commit to eating all their meals from a limited food budget comparable to someone receiving food stamps. The participants will share their experiences… Continue Reading Food Challenge begins today

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Downtown survey results released

Words that best describe what people want to see downtown Colorado Springs include vibrant, clean, safe, welcoming, friendly. Wednesday morning, the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs revealed the results of an online survey completed recently by 1,100 persons in the region. Respondents said they want new businesses to fill the vacant storefronts, they think downtown… Continue Reading Downtown survey results released

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COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

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COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

“It’s hard to remember we’re still kind of a startup,” said COPPeR founding board member Susan Edmondson, now president and CEO of the Downtown Partnership. “When we make decisions now, we’re not in a panic mode.” COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, was founded seven years ago with a stated mission to… Continue Reading COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

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Two Colorado Springs arts leaders will be part of a national panel this month addressing the role of the arts in serving veterans’ needs. Susan Edmondson, executive director of Bee Vradenburg Foundation, and Kim Nguyen, creative program manager at AspenPointe Enterprises, will join two other arts leaders for the session, titled, “Boots to Brushes: The… Continue Reading Springs arts leaders to address how art serves veterans

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Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, calls tourism the “invisible industry,” and based on his policy for sharing how the CVB spends public money, he intends to keep it that way. Despite the fact that taxpayers provide the CVB its money, Price has declined to release information about his own… Continue Reading CVB offers few details about how it spends tax money

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