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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Katrina refugee has found a home, Cajun kitchen in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Raising 13 children in southwest Louisiana, Pearl Theriot learned to keep her cooking simple. In other words, she kept it Cajun. "If you have a homely atmosphere, what else are you going to cook but Cajun food?" said Theriot, 93, better known simply as "Momma Pearl." On Saturday,...

  • Colorado Springs police searching for man missing from nursing home

    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A 50-year-old man went missing from a nursing home early Saturday, prompting Colorado Springs police to ask people for help in locating him. Frank Dalzell was reported missing at about 5 a.m. Saturday from Garden Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, 107 Lois Ln., according to Colorado...

  • Snow makes a cameo on top of Pikes Peak; thunderstorms expected in Colorado Springs through weekend

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Snow made a brief appearance on Pikes Peak on Friday morning. It was gone by noon, though a chance of more snow on the summit is forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "Snow potential is in the grids on Saturday night into Sunday," said...

  • County child care program will expand

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A pilot program aimed at helping El Paso County children avoid costly residential and inpatient care centers is expected to expand while heading into its second year. The program recently renamed Reach Youth and Families will continue past its one-year pilot phase in El Paso County...

  • Seminar to offer tips on preventing, living with diabetes

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    An upcoming seminar aims to educate people about the dangers of diabetes – while also offering tips on how to live with the condition. The Diabetes Workshop will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. The...

  • Waiting time can be long for those seeking wheelchair-accessible housing rentals

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    People living in nursing homes across Colorado Springs can expect to wait two years before a wheelchair-accessible public housing unit is available, the leader of a local nonprofit said Wednesday. The issue was among several voiced Wednesday night at a hearing to gauge the housing...

  • Blog: Workshops aim to better prepare job fair participants

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    The Pikes Peak Workforce Center wants people to be as prepared as possible for its upcoming job fair – an event that has attracted more than 100 employers in the past. The center is hosting a series of workshops titled “Make the Job Fair Work for YOU!,” which aim to give participants...

  • Blog: Hillside Community Center plans event offering free food, backpacks, health care exams

    Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    A free upcoming event aims to connect families in need with services across the city. The Hillside Community Center will host a community day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Fountain Park, which is next to the center at 925 S. Institute St. More than 30 organizations...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

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