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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Forum seeks action plan to improve mental health care

    Updated: Tue, May 20, 2014

    More awareness of education programs that already exist is needed to address the Pikes Peak region's mental health woes, along with better enrollment in a special first aid course aimed at a person's mind, rather than their body. And teachers need to start being trained to deal with...

  • Year-old homeless settlement cleared from El Paso County business property

    Updated: Mon, May 19, 2014

    The complex stretched for 100 yards along Fountain Creek, composed of nearly a dozen crudely constructed plywood huts covered by tarps, wood or pieces of cloth. Most had fire pits. One had a short dirt driveway. All had to go. El Paso County code enforcement officers gave Fred...

  • Fire at newly acquired Colorado Springs apartments blamed on smoking near oxygen tank

    Published: Fri, May 16, 2014

    A person smoking near an oxygen tank caused a fire at the Santa Fe Apartments early Thursday - just three days after a nonprofit purchased the property for $2 million, officials said Friday. Plywood remained over the windows of the Santa Fe Apartments' building C on Friday as the...

  • Traffic near Memorial Hospital Central to be altered while crews replace boilers

    Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    People traveling new Memorial Hospital Central over the next few days may want to watch out for a few more traffic cones. Traffic will be altered while the hospital embarks on a $5-million project to install two new boilers. Two lanes of Boulder Street will be closed during the...

  • Dialysis company DaVita to conduct test in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    A Denver-based dialysis company plans to test a new technique in Colorado Springs that, while common in Europe, has yet to be offered in the United States. DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. announced the beginning of a six-month dialysis trial aimed at removing larger toxin particles...

  • Foul play, suicide ruled out in Colorado Springs teen's death, authorities say

    Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    Investigators do not believe foul play led to the death of an 18-year-old man who was found dead in the stairwell of an apartment complex near Mitchell High School, a Colorado Springs police spokeswoman said. An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning. The body was found Monday at an...

  • 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...

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