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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Old Stage Road to open over Labor Day weekend

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    El Paso County officials plan to reopen Old Stage Road for weekend travel beginning Friday afternoon. The reopening of the dirt road west of Colorado Springs comes nearly a year after severe flooding made the road impassable. Most repair work has been completed, though some grading...

  • Martindale sheds 'interim' director tag for El Paso County Public Health

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A longtime El Paso County Public Health employee was named its director, shedding the "interim" title he had held since early July as head of the agency. Dan Martindale, who has spent about 20 years with the agency, was approved by the El Paso County Board of Health after a search...

  • Residents invited to voice their concerns regarding Colorado Springs public transit

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A meeting will be held Thursday allowing residents to voice their opinions on the future of public transit in Colorado Springs. Mountain Metro Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the meeting, which will be used to help transportation officials draft...

  • Animal shelter cats out of quarantine and ready for adoption

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Human Society of the Pikes Peak region resumed cat adoptions on Wednesday, about a week after quarantining its felines amid concerns of a virus outbreak. About 50 cats are available for adoption, and the rest can be adopted out once the nonprofit removes their quarantine - a...

  • Meeting to be held on future of transit in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A meeting will be held Thursday allowing residents to voice their opinions on the future of public transit in Colorado Springs. Mountain Metro Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will be hosting the meeting, which will be used to help transportation officials draft...

  • Law puts increased attention on elder abuse

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Elders who may be the victims of neglect or abuse appear to be getting more help in the wake of a new law mandating that professionals speak up, officials with several agencies said Tuesday. A wide-ranging education campaign and increased awareness about the law appears to have led...

  • I-25 reopens near Monument Hill after hours of traffic delays

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    A crash on northbound Interstate 25 Tuesday morning caused traffic delays for motorists heading over Monument Hill, shutting down lanes until about 2 p.m. The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m., and it involved three vehicles - one of which is a semi, said Colorado State Patrol...

  • Testing of Colorado marijuana for contaminants to begin this year

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Months after ordering tests to determine the potency of Colorado-grown pot, state regulators are zeroing in on another concern: How sick one can get from a bad batch? Sometime in the coming months, recreational marijuana producers must begin testing for bacteria, fungus, heavy metals...

  • Health foundation likely to focus on mental health, wellness initiatives in El Paso, Teller counties

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Making El Paso and Teller counties Colorado's healthiest communities could mean focusing on conditions invisible to all but the people suffering from them. Mental health care initiatives, as well as wellness and preventative care programs, rank as early priorities for receiving grants...

  • Humane Society halts cat adoptions in Colorado Springs amid virus outbreak

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region halted cat adoptions Wednesday amid concerns that a highly contagious virus may spread among the shelter's felines. The nonprofit also stopped taking in cats after several were dropped off with feline panleukopenia virus, a potentially fatal...

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