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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best US cities for asthma sufferers

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Breathe easy, Colorado Springs. Dealing with asthma apparently comes easier here than elsewhere in the nation. Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best cities in the country for people suffering from the condition, placing sixth out of the largest 50 cities, according to NerdWallet....

  • Colorado Springs-area flu season will go down as 'worst in years'

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    El Paso County's flu season will go down as one of the worst in years - in particular, hitting an adult demographic that typically fares best against the virus, county health officials say. The same strain that caused the 2009-2010 pandemic came back with a vengeance this year,...

  • Police find hash oil extractor, 16 pot plants; cite mother of three young children

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The mother of three children was cited Thursday on suspicion of child abuse after Colorado Springs Police said they found an active butane hash oil extractor in the family's apartment, along with about 16 flowering marijuana plants. Detectives also planned to arrest the woman's...

  • Colorado Springs police ID suspect in pharmacy robbery

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Colorado Springs police identified the 55-year-old man suspected of robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Roy Pollette remained held at the El Paso County jail on $50,000 bond Friday, a day after detectives suspect he fired a shot into the ceiling of a pharmacy while...

  • Tuesday is the deadline for health insurance sign-up

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    In late March, the state's health insurance exchange announced plans to give shoppers extra time to finish enrolling in plans for 2014 - a nod to crushing demand that left some people waiting in line as the sign-up deadline passed. That leeway is about to end. Most Coloradans have...

  • State officials urge Medicaid signups

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A growing number of enrollees for Medicaid appear to be children who were eligible for the program last year, but whose parents never sought the benefits. During a recent five-month span, 22,784 children enrolled in either Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus benefits despite the fact...

  • Firefighters control small blaze at Colorado Springs apartments

    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Firefighters brought a fire under control that appeared to smolder in the attic of a Colorado Springs apartment complex. The fire caused smoke to waft from the attic of the Montebello Gardens apartments, 4378 Montebello Drive, causing firefighters to search for the source before it...

  • Would-be robber flees Colorado Springs convenience store without cash

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A man wielding a handgun tried to rob a convenience store early Friday morning, but left without any cash. The attempted robbery happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a man pulled a handgun on the clerk at Western Convenience, 227 W. Fillmore St. and demanded cash. No arrests have...

  • Top 2% of Colorado Springs clinicians bring in 25% of Medicare reimbursements

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Eye doctors, oncologists and outpatient surgical centers reaped some of the largest Medicare reimbursements across Colorado Springs in 2012, according to a survey of physicians' medical bills released this week. Mirroring national trends, the top two percent of Colorado Springs...

  • Supporters celebrate new Venetucci barn with song, dance and 270-pound roasted pig

    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    The sweet aroma of smoked pork replaced the smell of sawdust, and the simple notes of a bluegrass band drowned out the sound of shoes shuffling on a hardwood floor. It all seemed too calm, too laid-back to be called a "barn raising," but that's what nearly 100 people at Venetucci...

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