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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Controversial homeless shelter in Colorado Springs given the OK to open

By: jakob rodgers

The Salvation Army got the go-ahead Wednesday to open its controversial cold-weather homeless shelter.

The Colorado Springs Downtown Review Board approved the facility's permit on a 6-2 vote Wednesday,...

New day center for Colorado Springs' homeless families offers ray of hope

By: jakob Rodgers

Lynda Rinker parsed no words - if she doesn't have rent assistance by Saturday, her family will likely call their Mercury Sable home for the second time in six months.

"That's why we're here - to try to get...

Number of people without health insurance in El Paso County cut, survey shows

By: jakob rodgers

The percentage of El Paso County residents without health insurance dropped by nearly half during the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a vast survey on health care across Colorado shows.

The reduction...

Photo ID system could help streamline services at Colorado Springs homeless shelters

By: Jakob Rodgers

People seeking shelter from the cold this winter may soon be asked to show one thing first: a photo ID card made by local nonprofits.

Homeless service providers, led by the Pikes Peak United Way, plan to...

Colorado Springs homeless shelters set to close


Moments before sunset, Fern Gaylord gazed at her bed - a thin floor mat - and prepared for one last night indoors and off Colorado Springs' streets.

"That's the main concern with all of us: Where are we...

Southbound I-25 reopened north of Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers and Stephen Hobbs The Gazette

Southbound Interstate 25 was fully reopened about 5:50 p.m. Friday after a crash near Monument.. The left lane of the interstate was closed for hours as crews cleared the scene, the Colorado Department of...

Colorado Springs woman accused of embezzling more than $50,000


A Colorado Springs woman who ran a local physician's practice is accused of stealing more than $56,000 from its payroll and company accounts.

Michelle Lisanne Reynolds turned herself in to authorities on...

All roads reopen after I-25 overpass crashes in Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers

Two crashes involving a total of five vehicles slowed traffic Friday morning, but all lanes of northbound Interstate 25 have since been reopened.

The crashes happened shortly before 7:45 a.m. on the Cimarron...