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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.

The Ridge apartments - for which land has already been purchased - aim to help address a critical affordable housing shortage in El Paso County. (Artist rendering)
The Broadmoor Hotel photographed April 10, 2007. (Gazette file photo)
Memorial Hospital Central Saturday, January 28, 2012. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Crews mopped up hot spots after a grass fire threatened homes near Fillmore and Centennial on Thursday October 26, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The 6-acre fire was started by a homeless camp fire, the Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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Radon atoms magnified 100x from a long-tem radon test. (Gazette file photo)
Planned Parenthood Shooting
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Colorado Springs shooting suspect, Robert Dear, right, appears via video before Judge Gilbert Martinez, with public defender Dan King, left, at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center for this first court appearance, where he was told he faces first degree murder charges in Colorado Springs, Colo. The man accused of killing multiple people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado asked at least one person in a nearby shopping center for directions to the facility before opening fire, a law enforcement official said. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP, Pool)
Rick Montoya lets out a big yawn as he settles into a warm place to sleep for the night. The Salvation Army planned to open its emergency warming shelter at 6 p.m. Wednesday after gaining a key permit to operate its Weber Street facility. The nonprofit received a conditional use permit around midday Wednesday from the Downtown Review Board, which voted 5-1 to allow the facility to operate whenever overnight temperatures are forecast to reach 38 degrees or colder. Wednesday, January 3, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
The Salvation Army is seeking a permit from the Colorado Springs Downtown Review Board at a meeting Wednesday morning to operate an emergency warming shelter. (Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette)
UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central recently became the only hospital outside of the Denver metro area to receive a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation. Gazette file photo.