Jakob Rodgers

Military Reporter

  • El Paso County DHS to require drug testing, and more for some clients to continue benefits

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    El Paso County welfare recipients suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol soon will be required to enter and comply with a substance abuse treatment plan to keep benefits. Beginning Monday, people in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as Colorado Works,...

  • Colorado Springs Senior Center again needs new operator

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Colorado Springs officials are again looking for someone to operate the Colorado Springs Senior Center, four years after nearly closing it. The search, which remains in its infancy, comes after the Colorado Springs Housing Authority told city officials it can't operate the center for...

  • USGS: Earthquake near Fountain 'wasn't real'

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.0 earthquake reported early Monday near Fountain didn't actually happen. "It turns out that wasn't real," said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden. He said the earthquake report was...

  • Refusing measles vaccine could put others at risk

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    One in five toddlers across El Paso County went without the measles vaccine in the first half of 2014. Statewide immunization rates haven't been much better. That, public health officials say, is a problem. After tracking down hundreds of El Paso County residents recently exposed...

  • Empty no more: Gazette/El Pomar fund tops $1 million goal

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    Call it a stocking well-filled. For the eighth straight year, The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund topped its goal of $1 million in donations and matching funds - reaching a highly sought goal while also eclipsing last season's haul. As of Friday morning, the...

  • Fine print in Affordable Care Act could leave some without insurance

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    At the start of the new year, a major component of the Affordable Care Act kicked in with all the fanfare of a sparkler. The reason: Most businesses now required to offer health insurance - those with at least 100 employees - already do so. But the new health insurance mandate for...

  • Colorado Springs police: 2 suspects on the loose after Thursday morning robbery

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    A shot was fired Thursday morning during a robbery at an apartment complex in southeast Colorado Springs. No one was injured during the robbery, which happened around 10:45 a.m. when two people took money from a person at the Alvarado Place Apartments, 1465 Alvarado Dr., said...

  • Pension lawsuit could cost Colorado Springs $100 million

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Yet another high-stakes lawsuit stemming from Colorado Springs' lease of Memorial Hospital has targeted millions of dollars in retirement benefits possibly lost in the deal. Two former hospital employees claim they lost out on tens - if not hundreds - of thousands of dollars in...

  • Several in El Paso County quarantined due to measles exposure

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Several people across El Paso County have agreed to be quarantined in light of a multistate measles outbreak that began at two California theme parks. In all, more than 300 people may have been exposed to a patient treated for measles at a Colorado Springs hospital, some of whom may...

  • Teller County gets $2.7 million for water projects

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Four projects in Teller County intended to improve water quality and wastewater treatment have received a hefty financial boost from oil and gas tax revenues. Colorado water officials recently awarded $9.5 million for 15 grants to small communities across the state - nearly $2.7...

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