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Jakob Rodgers

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  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Search for solutions

    Yesterday

    Five years ago, homeless camps crowded the banks of Monument and Fountain creeks, garnering national attention and engaging the community like few other issues have. - Everyone, it seemed, had a solution: Start a day center where people could hang out, work on job skills and get...

  • Hitchhiker accused of killing fellow homeless man

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Detectives suspect a man who befriended a homeless couple during their cross-country trip to Colorado Springs later killed the husband in a hotel parking lot while his wife slept nearby, according to an arrest affidavit. Michael Ray, 32, remained in the El Paso County jail without...

  • Metro Transit wants to make improvements, but funding is an issue

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Mountain Metro Transit bus that Rick Orthwein tried to board last week had a lift for his wheelchair, but no place for him to put it. The problem: The bus' handicap-accessible spaces were already full. "People who are in wheelchairs, they are hesitant to even use the system,"...

  • Dead rabbit tests positive for disease causing plague-like symptoms in eastern El Paso County

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A rabbit recently died of tularemia in eastern El Paso County, and some animals including rabbits, rodents and hares may be harboring harmful bacteria, public health officials announced Thursday. The dead rabbit tested positive for tularemia on August 26 while El Paso County Public...

  • Old Stage Road to open over Labor Day weekend

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    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: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    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: 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 host the meeting, which will be used to help transportation officials draft...

  • Animal shelter cats out of quarantine and ready for adoption

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    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...

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