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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Sunny skies help road crews clear the way for Colorado Springs drivers

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    A fresh blanket of snow covered the Pikes Peak region late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, though most of it had melted from roads by midday beneath sunny skies. The second storm to hit the region in a week left varied snowfall totals across the area, including an inch in...

  • Shopping for best-price policies on Colorado health exchange encouraged

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    An ironic twist could leave some Coloradans paying more for health insurance next year even though average rates in parts of the state, including Colorado Springs, fell slightly. The lesson, observers say: Start shopping, and soon. Open enrollment - that time of the year when people...

  • Local Red Cross celebrating milestone birthday

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    One hundred years ago, people in California, Arizona and Nevada couldn't keep pace with the Red Cross women of Colorado Springs. Armed with gumption and gauze, they shipped medical supplies to battle-weary troops in epic fashion during World War I. One month's mailings even outpaced...

  • Internet service for some being restored after Colorado Springs-area fire

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    (AP) Peak Internet says service is being restored to customers in Woodland Park and Colorado Springs following a fire at one of its facilities. The company says on its Facebook page a vendor delivered replacement equipment on Sunday and technicians hope to have service back up on...

  • Cripple Creek man identified as suspected carjacker

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Authorities identified the man suspected of carjacking a vehicle Saturday and leading officers and troopers on a chase throughout parts of El Paso and Teller counties. Anthony Aurelio, 44, of Cripple Creek died when his vehicle veered off Colorado 67 and rolled down a steep...

  • Don't be fooled by early Monday warmth - cold weather is coming fast

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Pleasant and mild autumn weather is expected Monday morning, but Colorado Springs could resemble the dead of winter by sunset. The remnants of a typhoon near the Aleutian Islands of the northern Pacific Ocean should spell the first true taste of wintry weather in the region, but not...

  • 'Treatment train' a small step in solving stormwater issues

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    On a dry November day, the Millibo Art Theatre's new garden looked like just a bed of rocks snaking through breathtaking red, blue and white flowers. But in the rain, it can work like a "treatment train." Called a rain garden, the newly finished bed of flora routes flowing water like...

  • Exum on the verge of losing his House seat; blames low voter turnout

    Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    An upset appeared to be brewing Tuesday night in the race for House District 17, with Republican Kit Roupe mounting a strong bid to unseat first-term Democrat Thomas "Tony" Exum Sr. Roupe led Exum, a former Colorado Springs firefighter, by a margin of 48 percent to 44 percent with...

  • Texas-based First Choice ERs draw criticism in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    At one clinic, Robert Badger paid $1,649 for six stitches and a shot. Insurance covered the rest of his $3,364 bill. Just two blocks away, the same care would have cost him $50. The difference proved a costly introduction for Badger to clinics sprouting across the Pikes Peak region...

  • Affidavit: Customers leaving Colorado Springs massage parlors admitted sex was offered

    Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The rules inside Han Mi Son Salmon's massage parlors were simple: "Hand jobs are OK but nothing more," she allegedly told investigators. Questioned by a Colorado State Patrol trooper, Salmon said she knew sexual acts happened in her two Colorado Springs massage parlors, but told...