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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Sports a cd Moil pour set Michigan state and Duke earn trip to indy. 2014 pulitzer prize Sehn inc color Xix Springs amp the pikes Pek Region since 1872 monday. March Al 2015 $1.50 Alvertis Richardson. 78, who spent much of this Winter homeless on the streets of Colorado Springs sits tuesday night in his hotel room rented for him by Rocky Mountain human services. The nonprofit organization received a $3 million Grant that will train scores of volunteers this year to find veterans like Richardson and get them housing. Christian Murdock the Gazette Homes for Al veterans by Jakob rooms is Jakob. Rodgers a Gazetta com sitting in a cramped hotel room doubling As a Home Alvertis Richardson let Loose a Grin As he showed off papers promising a free apartment. A a it a great to be off the streets a he said. A Spry 78-year-old, Richardson dozed in the Day and stayed up after dark to keep from freezing to death on Colorado Springs cold Winter streets. The routine kept him alive but now its a thing of the past. Homes for All veterans a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain human services recently began training volunteers to walk the City a streets in search of homeless people just like Richardson veterans. Its goal is to effectively eliminate Veteran homelessness by the end of the y ear a often by first offering hotel rooms then a More permanent place to live see veterans a Page 4 county a buyouts stalled by Ryan Maye Handy Tom Harris never sleeps when it Rains in Cascade. He listens to the rain and knows that if he can hear the water coming Down the Mountain its too late. A two weeks ago when it rained All night up Here we did no to sleep All night a said Harris who says he i a local i. State is Shell shocked by memories of Post wildfire flooding along Ute pass. A a that a the Way our life is up Here right after a lifetime in Cascade and 40 years in a Home he built himself the 62-year-old Harris is ready to leave his property on Topeka Avenue at a moments notice. Harris is one of four Cascade homeowners whose properties were flagged for being in extreme danger from floodwater coursing off the Waldo Canyon Burn scar. All four have been offered a Chance to get out Tel paso county Hopes to buy the homeowners out see buyouts a Page 4budget debate begins lawmakers facing difficult decisions the associated press Denver a Colorado budget writers have spent months assembling the states spending plan for next year and this week their fellow lawmakers will begin debating tinkering and voting on it. The process will begin in the Senate. By thursday the chamber is expected to pass it to the House. Here Are some highlights from the budget which will Taki. Effect july i refunds one sign of Colorado a improving Economy since the great recession is the state is collecting enough tax Revenue that they have to Issue refunds under the taxpayers Bill of rights the voter approved constitutional amendment requires refunds when Revenue exceeds the combined rate of inflation and population growth. The first refunds Are sched see budget a Page 4 family nation a world 8 . Noon 4 . 8 . 50 66 72 60 see Kkt meteorologist Brian Bledsoe s Complete forecast a3 nation amp world by local amp state b2 crime stoppers is obituaries cd sports of family d4 comics patriotic pictures in Pursuit of eggs Landing in Halifax Richard French 87, planned to build a flagpole to show off his patriotism. His spirit lives beyond his life. By the tradition of hiding eggs and letting the kids find them has been going on for a Long time. I a plane made a Landing Short of the runway during a snowstorm. Twenty five suffered minor injuries. As Deal of the Day Cheyenne Mountain shooting Complex Only $10 for 2 single Day Range passes with free single leg target stand. $400 value at www.gaz0tte.com/deal or 1-877-216-4689. Vol 144 a no 7 i i. Ahi to it to a a tour copyright a ots

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