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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Empty Stocking Fund adds 5 agencies, helps nonprofits meet growing community needs

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The calls mount, often at all hours of the day: A veteran, teetering on the edge of homelessness, sees an eviction notice taped to his door and needs help. A woman, beaten by an abusive husband, seeks refuge at a safe house. Same goes for a child, one fearful of another abuse-filled...

  • Hundreds in Colorado Springs come together in peaceful protest

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" and "Whose streets? Our streets," marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday, demanding police reform after a grand jury opted not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a black teen in Ferguson, Mo. The...

  • Colorado health exchange offers local help with walk-in facility

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Most of the people enrolling in health insurance plans through Colorado's exchange either renewed or picked different plans for 2015, exchange officials said Monday. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 6,144 people enrolled in health or dental plans from Nov. 15 through Saturday - the...

  • 8 medical marijuana projects could receive grant money

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Eight research projects examining the medical use of marijuana have been recommended to Colorado's Board of Health for approval. The studies selected from a pool of 57 applicants cover a variety of topics, including chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder,...

  • Colorado Springs company will not hire tobacco users

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services plans to stop hiring tobacco users beginning Jan. 1 - a move meant to make its hospitals healthier despite concerns it could discriminate against smokers. The new policy by Centura Health, the local system's parent, comes amid other changes at...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofits seek 10,000 turkeys in Thanksgiving drive

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The drive is on to ensure thousands of families facing hunger this Thanksgiving Day have fresh-cooked turkeys on their tables. Led by the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, several nonprofits and businesses across the Pikes Peak region plan to kick off their annual...

  • New Colorado Springs hospital will offer half the planned bed space

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A new hospital planned for North Nevada Avenue will boast about half the number of beds as originally envisioned, the project's developer said Wednesday. Colorado General Hospital will be two floors rather than three - a decision that drops the number of beds possible at the facility...

  • Man accused of Colorado Springs homicide arrested

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's old love interest was arrested Wednesday night at a house in southeast Colorado Springs. Patrick Orozco, 21, was taken into custody after detectives found him in a home on the 4800 block of Astrozon Boulevard, according to...

  • Feedback sought for transit 2040 Moving Forward Plan

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Interested in the 2040 Moving Forward Plan?. A meeting will be held Wednesday to allow comment on a draft of the transit plan. The meeting, from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 102 of the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., will focus on a framework for changes and improvements to...

  • Human Services offers expanded hours at area libraries

    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    El Paso County Department of Human Services supervisors plan to host evening hours at two libraries to better answer questions and offer services. The expanded hours are the result of a partnership between the department and the Pikes Peak Library District, and it will allow residents...