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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Empty Stocking Fund raises more than $1 million for Pikes Peak region nonprofits

By: jakob rodgers

Consider one notable stocking no longer empty.

The latest Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign raised $1,144,159, making it nine straight years of bringing in at least $1 million, campaign...

Pikes Peak United Way changes the way it gives money to nonprofits


The application stretches six pages and asks dozens of questions about audited budgets, program fees and volunteer counts.

It also signals a seismic shift at the Pikes Peak United Way.

This week, the...

More calls coming to El Paso County child abuse hotline over new state number

By: jakob rodgers

El Paso County residents kept one local phone number on speed dial, despite the introduction of a new statewide hotline for reporting child abuse and neglect.

El Paso County social workers received 26,986...

Insurance deadline extended for some Coloradans

By: jakob rodgers

Some Coloradans will have a little extra time to purchase health insurance plans for 2016.

Anyone who had health insurance in 2015 but whose plan was not available this year can shop an extra month for...

CSPD invests $30,000 to equip officers with opioid antidote Naloxone

By: jakob rodgers

Another Pikes Peak region law enforcement agency plans to equip its deputies with a powerful antidote to opioid drugs.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office officials said Thursday they expect to equip patrol...

Dear tells Denver TV station that Planned Parenthood was 'last stand'

By: Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette

The accused Planned Parenthood shooter told a Denver television station Wednesday he impulsively attacked the Colorado Springs clinic nearly two months ago, because he believed federal agents were following him and...

Winter brings spike in carbon monoxide cases at Colorado Springs hospital

By: jakob rodgers

The wood burning stove used to warm a Lamar woman’s house recently almost killed her — all because it emitted an odor-less, colorless and deadly gas.

She hasn’t been alone.

Memorial Hospital Central,...

Red Cross looking for Colorado Springs-area Hometown Heroes


The local chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for people to join a Colorado Springs developer to be a local hero.

The nonprofit is accepting applications for people to honor at its Red Cross...