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🌱 CS War Hero Announce Offer + Affordable Housing On The Way

Hey, Colorado Springs! Let’s kick off this Friday with everything you need to know about what’s happening today in Colorado Springs.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny and milder. High: 47 Low: 26.

Here are today’s top stories in Colorado Springs:

  1. The former aviator and war hero from Colorado Springs announces his candidacy for the Colorado House of Representatives. Retired Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro decided to run for office in pursuit of something close to his heart: better support for veterans and people with disabilities. Del Toro himself suffered catastrophic injuries to the body while deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 and decided to re-enlist afterwards despite his 100% disabled status. (KKTV News 11)
  2. Hotel ElegantΓ© in Colorado Springs is about to be converted into affordable housing. The 496-room hotel is one of the largest in Colorado and will soon provide affordable housing for entry-level workers, adding a significant number of apartments to Colorado Springs. (Mile High CRE)
  3. Colorado Springs students at Doherty High School in District 11 are temporarily moving away due to a staff shortage. As COVID continues to spread, the already understaffed high school was forced to go fully online this week as teachers and staff deal with the disease. The concerns and frustrations of school administrators reflect the current national teacher shortage. (KKTV News 11)

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Today in Colorado Springs:

  • Breakfast and business cards 2022 at UCCS Downtown (7:30 a.m.)
  • Movie night for teens at the Public Security Library (5:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • All El Paso County library locations, including mobile library services, will have masks available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of five masks per person while supplies last.” (Facebook)

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That’s all for today! I’ll join you early tomorrow morning with your next update.

β€” Erica Zenn

About me: Erica Zenn is a master’s student in applied psychology at the University of Southern California, originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Erica is an expert in verbal and written communication who brings extensive experience in employee engagement and corporate customer experience. Erica is passionate about community building and enjoys using her writing and communication skills to bring people together.

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