A fundraiser is underway to help the dozens of seniors facing eviction from the Emerald Towers apartment complex. Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman is leading the effort, along with the nonprofit Blackbird Outreach, to raise at least $1,000 for each person displaced at the Ivywild building and in need of assistance. Up to three-dozen people could need that help, Skorman said. "It's an emergency situation," he said. "And it's one where the people are very vulnerable."
Health insurance enrollments through Colorado's exchange are outpacing last year's sign-up rate by 33 percent, mirroring a national trend of strong enrollment tallies so far in November. Connect for Health Colorado on Thursday announced that 22,650 people signed up for medical plans from Nov. 1 through Nov. 15. That averaged to 1,510 enrollments a day - more than the 1,132 average daily tally during the first two weeks of open enrollment in 2016.
Nonprofits and city and county agencies banded together Thursday to help elderly tenants facing eviction after their apartment was sold, setting off a sudden crisis spotlighting Colorado Springs' glaring need for affordable housing. It was a welcome sign of hope for tenants of the Emerald Towers Apartments, a third of whom have no place to move, would need help moving and financial assistance to afford a new home.
Make sure to check out @Conrad_Swanson's tweets this afternoon. He's live-tweeting Colorado Springs Utilities' board meeting, and up for discussion is the decommissioning of the Martin Drake Power Plant.
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Selecting a term
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