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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Springs Girl Scout has the recipe for great meals from the food bank

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Madeline McWhorter knows that a trip to the local food bank may not conjure images of spicy tomato-braised chicken or baked spaghetti pie. And that needed to change. Calling upon her culinary creativity, McWhorter, 18, created a cookbook requiring only ingredients commonly found at...

  • 171 children hospitalized in Colorado Springs for respiratory illnesses; not all counted

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Forty-nine children suffering respiratory illnesses have been hospitalized in the last week at Children's Hospital's facility at Memorial Hospital Central - bringing to 171 the number of children admitted there since a rare virus mimicking the common cold began to spread nationwide....

  • Grant allows for staff expansion at Peak Vista's Fountain clinic

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers' new Fountain clinic could be fully staffed by the end of the year - a development that would allow 2,200 more patients to be seen at the facility, the nonprofit's leader said Monday. A $463,090 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

  • Nonprofit's plan could double number of emergency shelter beds

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Faced with a deep shortage in shelter space, one nonprofit's plan could roughly double the number of local emergency cold-weather beds by November. The catch: It's dependent upon yet-to-be-committed city funding. Confronted with an early blast of wintry weather, Colorado Springs'...

  • SeeChange Health Insurance has license suspended

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Colorado regulators announced the suspension of a health insurance company's license this week, forcing about 4,000 Coloradans to find a new carrier for 2015. The Colorado Division of Insurance suspended SeeChange Health Insurance's license after the company encountered solvency...

  • Handcycle ride aims to raise awareness about missing persons

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A ride from Parker to Pueblo aims to raise awareness about missing persons cases across Colorado. Dennis Crowley will begin riding his handcycle - a type of bicycle powered by a rider's arms, rather than legs - on Thursday in Parker to commemorate the last known trip of Kelsie...

  • 'We're right in the middle of it:' Virus sickens Colorado Springs-area children

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Nearly 125 children have been seen at Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs in the past five weeks for respiratory issues amid a rare virus outbreak that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 
10 states. Word of the virus hitting children in the Pikes Peak region came as...

  • Tips: 5 ways to guard against enterovirus 68

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Though symptoms of enterovirus 68 often mimic those of the common cold, the virus can cause severe respiratory problems. In particular, parents should be on the lookout for wheezing or difficulty breathing. There are no vaccines to prevent infections, but there are steps that people...

  • NORAD's efforts in vain as single-engine civilian plane crashes in Atlantic

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Workers in a command center beneath a Peterson Air Force Base building coordinated a 1,700-mile unsuccessful effort to rouse the unconscious pilot of a small plane flying down the East Coast on Friday. The plane, which embarked from Rochester, N.Y., and crashed off Jamaica, was...

  • Implantable defibrillators a lifesaving technique new to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The first time Rosie Knox went into cardiac arrest, she felt dizzy and fell to the floor as her heart beat too fast to effectively pump blood. A month later, she got dizzy again. Then she felt a jolt inside her chest. "It felt like somebody hit me in the chest really, really hard,"...