Parts of Academy closed between us 85 and i-25. El Paso county officials say this is ongoing– to investigate removing sediment from around the bridge… it’s part of the widening project on south academy boulevard — which is expected to last several years.

Two local organizations are working together to help military veterans in our community. New research finds suicide among veterans is on the rise – and Mt. Carmel and Next Chapter — want to turn that trend around. They’re focusing on mental health. In particular — helping make the transition from the military to citizen life less stressful. Behavioral health experts say when a veteran leaves the military, they lose what they have identified as, for years. Helping them find a new way of living in the civilian world and new mission with new purposes is very important. If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the national suicide prevention lifeline number on your screen. That’s 988. Lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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