Author:

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.

GRASS FIRE
High winds Monday, February 27, 2017 made it difficult for crews battling a grass fire north of Hanover. Ranchers moved cattle away from the fire at Milne Road and Clements Road. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
GRASS FIRE
High winds Monday, February 27, 2017 made it difficult for crews battling a grass fire north of Hanover. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Netherlands Drugs
In this June 24, 2008 file image a regular user of soft drugs lights a marijuana joint in a coffee shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Jason Wood
The apartments - for which land has already been purchased - aim to help address a critical affordable housing shortage in El Paso County. (Artist rendering)
Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful staff members Kevin, left, and Devon pick up trash Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at an abandoned homeless campsite along the banks of Fountain Creek north of the Martin Luther KIng Jr. Bypass and I-25. Both declined to provide their last names. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
A homeless man gathers together his belongings to move from a homeless camp that will be cleared out Tuesday morning. The area is beneath the MLK Bypass on and off ramps on I-25. Monday, February 13, 2017.photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette