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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Memorial could add new children's hospital at north Colorado Springs campus

    Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Plans for a new children's hospital in north Colorado Springs and a pediatric urgent care facility in south central Colorado Springs were announced Friday by Memorial Hospital officials. "This just further demonstrates that we're really moving out of a transition move into an...

  • H1N1 flu strain making a comeback

    Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    The influenza strain responsible for the 2009 worldwide pandemic appears to be making a comeback this year in Colorado, health officials say. More Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu so far this year than were hospitalized during the same period last year, and a majority of...

  • Timeline stokes dispute over Black Forest fire response

    Updated: Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    A bitter dispute over how command of the Black Forest fire played out in June flared again Monday with a new accounting by El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. A sheriff's office timeline of the June 11 blaze showed El Paso County's assistant fire marshal took command of the...

  • Catholic Charities on a mission to help homeless in Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Jan 6, 2014

    A homeless man named Jerry sat alone on a green park bench made for two. He had a backpack on the ground next to him, packed with a Bible and a coffee cup from Einstein Bros. Bagels. Nearby, James Fernandez saw opportunity in that empty seat. It offered a chance to talk. Fernandez...

  • Saturday snow, Sunday shivers but year ahead is anyone's guess

    Updated: Sun, Jan 5, 2014

    An icy blast of arctic air hit the Pikes Peak region Saturday, leaving snow that caused slick, dangerous roads and delayed flights out of the Colorado Springs Airport. The snow is expected to be replaced by frigid temperatures Sunday, but even as the snow created headaches for...

  • Undertones will make 'cave' come alive with sound of music

    Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    A traveling choir plans to eschew the luxuries of a concert hall for the lantern-lit caverns of a Colorado Springs cave Sunday. The Undertones, an a cappella group from the Notre Dame Glee Club, plans to perform three concerts Sunday at the Cave of the Winds - two in a...

  • Families say they are victims of troubled Colorado Springs shelter programs

    Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    Publicly touted plans to convert the Aztec Motel from a transitional housing program into a shelter for mothers seeking substance abuse treatment appear adrift - without a building, funding or timetable for getting started. The initiative promised by Homeward Pikes Peak's chief...

  • Colorado health insurance enrollments surge in late December

    Updated: Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    A surge of applications from procrastinators in late December helped bolster enrollment figures for the state's new health insurance exchange - though it fell short of its goal for 2013. Connect for Health Colorado logged 28,719 new enrollees from Dec. 15 through Tuesday as shoppers...

  • Flu hospitalizations up in Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

    Flu hospitalizations across El Paso County and Colorado spiked in late December, eclipsing last year's pace and striking a demographic that typically fares better than others against the virus - those ages 25 to 64. Eighty-two people in El Paso County were hospitalized from the flu...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Campaign pushes to make goal

    Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    A rush of donations before Christmas appears to have left The Gazette/El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund poised to surpass last year's campaign total. The fund's balance totalled $575,405 through Sunday, about $64,000 more than at the same point in last year's campaign, according to Amy...

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