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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Tuesday is the deadline for health insurance sign-up

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    In late March, the state's health insurance exchange announced plans to give shoppers extra time to finish enrolling in plans for 2014 - a nod to crushing demand that left some people waiting in line as the sign-up deadline passed. That leeway is about to end. Most Coloradans have...

  • State officials urge Medicaid signups

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A growing number of enrollees for Medicaid appear to be children who were eligible for the program last year, but whose parents never sought the benefits. During a recent five-month span, 22,784 children enrolled in either Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus benefits despite the fact...

  • Firefighters control small blaze at Colorado Springs apartments

    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Firefighters brought a fire under control that appeared to smolder in the attic of a Colorado Springs apartment complex. The fire caused smoke to waft from the attic of the Montebello Gardens apartments, 4378 Montebello Drive, causing firefighters to search for the source before it...

  • Would-be robber flees Colorado Springs convenience store without cash

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A man wielding a handgun tried to rob a convenience store early Friday morning, but left without any cash. The attempted robbery happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a man pulled a handgun on the clerk at Western Convenience, 227 W. Fillmore St. and demanded cash. No arrests have...

  • Top 2% of Colorado Springs clinicians bring in 25% of Medicare reimbursements

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Eye doctors, oncologists and outpatient surgical centers reaped some of the largest Medicare reimbursements across Colorado Springs in 2012, according to a survey of physicians' medical bills released this week. Mirroring national trends, the top two percent of Colorado Springs...

  • Supporters celebrate new Venetucci barn with song, dance and 270-pound roasted pig

    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    The sweet aroma of smoked pork replaced the smell of sawdust, and the simple notes of a bluegrass band drowned out the sound of shoes shuffling on a hardwood floor. It all seemed too calm, too laid-back to be called a "barn raising," but that's what nearly 100 people at Venetucci...

  • Try, try again: Wildlife officials reintroduce bighorn sheep to Fremont County area

    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Where one bighorn sheep herd nearly perished, Colorado biologists hope another thrives. Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists recently relocated nearly two dozen bighorn sheep to Badger Creek in Fremont County - a remote area feeding into the Arkansas River that, as of late, has had...

  • UCCS, CU School of Medicine team up on program to prevent child abuse and neglect

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Gary Melton wants child protection to become a way of life for residents living in a region that logs thousands of child abuse reports each year. "The real need is to ensure people have help when they need it, in a form they can use," said Melton, a University of Colorado School of...

  • Saturday event to address gaps in mental health care

    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    The gaps in care for people suffering from a mental illness can vary across Colorado. An Colorado Springs event on Saturday aims to help gather ideas for fixing those problems in the Pikes Peak region. The second installment of a series of community conversations titled "Mental...

  • Survey: Colorado Springs ranks 8th among 150 cities for emotional, physical and financial health

    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs residents apparently know that the path to prosperity runs through one's mind, body and wallet. WalletHub ranked the city eighth out of the nation's 150-largest cities in terms of "wallet wellness" - a term intended to encompass residents' emotional, physical and...

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