Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

Jakob Rodgers joined The Gazette in April 2010, affording him the chance to work for his hometown newspaper. He spent time on the crime and military beats before reporting on the public safety net -- a wide-ranging beat encompassing social services, public health and nonprofit organizations.

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Memorial Hospital's high performance results in $1.3 million payment to city


Memorial Hospital's lease paid off in a new way this year.

The hospital system shared about $1.3 million of its revenue with Colorado Springs on Wednesday, signaling Memorial's improved financial footing...

International contingent of Colorado College students mourn victims of terror attacks


In silence, Aya Ahmad grabbed a rose.

She walked silently, joining dozens of other Colorado College students mourning the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people. And setting...

Storm hits Colorado: I-25, US 24 closed; schools shut down in the Colorado Springs area


Winter-like weather moved into the Colorado Springs area Monday night and Tuesday. Here's the latest:

- Many schools in the Pikes Peak region are closed Tuesday. Click here for the latest closings and...

Assailant crawls through window into girl's bedroom in Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers

A man crawled through a girl's bedroom window and tried to pull down her underwear early Monday, according to Colorado Springs police.

The man escaped as she screamed for help, and investigators are asking...

Colorado Springs nonprofit: Messy creekbeds a byproduct of generosity to homeless


Every month, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful volunteers help clean 10 tons of trash from creekbeds across the city, said Dee Cunningham, the nonprofit's executive director.

She calls it a byproduct of...

Best advice for Colorado Springs health insurance shoppers: Start early to beat the lines

By: Jakob Rodgers

Cinthya Munoz's biggest tip to health insurance shoppers is simple: Get help now while the lines at her assistance site are short.

"Don't wait until the end," said Munoz, lead supervisor of Peak Vista...

Colorado Springs public housing agency won't implement smoking ban before federal mandate


El Paso County's largest public housing agency will not ban smoking at its units before being federally mandated to do so, the agency's director said Friday.

Chad Wright, the Colorado Springs Housing...

Person shot in vehicle in southeast Colorado Springs


A person was shot in a parked vehicle about 4 p.m. Thursday in southeast Colorado Springs, police said.

The victim was driven to a hospital and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries, said...