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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Greccio adds 54 units with acquisition of Santa Fe Apartments

    Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Greccio Housing purchased the Santa Fe Apartments in a deal that will add 54 apartments to its stock of affordable housing, the nonprofit announced Monday, Greccio’s addition will increase the number of apartments that it oversees to 487 across 22 properties, according to a news...

  • Colorado Springs teachers get recognition from down syndrome association

    Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Julie Harmon knows that acrimony often fills the air between parents of children with down syndrome and the schools. Parents want what is best for their children, she said, and school budgets can only do so much. But she also knows that small acts of goodwill can make a difference....

  • Department of Human Services office in Fountain moving

    Updated: Mon, May 5, 2014

    The El Paso County Department of Human Services’ office in Fountain will move to a new location in June. The department’s Fountain office plans to move June 9 into Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ new building at 350 Lyckman Drive, the county announced Monday. The satellite location...

  • More children, young adults being diagnosed with IPEX syndrome

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Count a 12-year-old Colorado Springs boy among a growing number of people to learn that they suffer from IPEX syndrome. Doctors have increasingly diagnosed children and young adults - some as old as their early 20s - with the autoimmune disorder, said Troy Torgerson, associate...

  • Solution to one medical mystery for Colorado Springs family brings more dilemmas

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    True to toddler form, Elijah Sanchez eats crayons, throws food and often flashes a wide cheeky grin. - But beneath that 1-year-old's smile festers a deadly autoimmune disorder. - Still, Elijah's diagnosis last year of IPEX syndrome solved the mystery of his 12-year-old brother's...

  • $7.8 million in federal grant spending part of Colorado Springs plan to end homelessness

    Updated: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    Colorado Springs residents can begin commenting on the city's upcoming housing and neighborhood improvement projects Monday - a spending plan that figures to play heavily into the city's new initiative to end homelessness. About 40 people attended a public hearing Tuesday, where...

  • Colorado turning the Medicaid tide

    Published: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    Nearly three years into an effort to transform Medicaid across Colorado, hospital readmissions and orders for high-cost imaging scans are down, resulting in millions of dollars in health care savings. Now comes the big test. The recent influx of nearly 180,000 Medicaid sign-ups...

  • Two Fort Carson sergeants sought on suspicion of selling stolen military equipment

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Two Fort Carson sergeants are accused of selling stolen military equipment that one of them marketed as "untraceable" or "lost," Army investigators say. Tyler Milligan and Jodi Coker were booked into the El Paso County jail Friday after a sting operation targeting Milligan's alleged...

  • Man arrested in Colorado Springs in connection to alleged kidnapping

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs police arrested a man on suspicion of holding a woman against her will in an SUV while, at one point, she yelled "help, he's going to kill me." A string of witness reports from across south and east Colorado Springs led Colorado Springs police to arrest Robert Leck,...

  • Two pipe bombs found in Fountain

    Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Detectives found two pipe bombs Thursday evening inside a house in southeast Fountain as part of an Army investigation. The bombs as well as "other possible explosive items" were rendered safe and removed from the house at 509 Turf Trail Place by a regional bomb squad unit, as well as...

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