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.

Homeless Colorado Springs
Kathy Baker, 52, breaks down, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, while taking about living on the streets. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 8: A water tower overlooks the community of Security in the foreground of Pike's Peak on June 8, 2016. A invisible toxic chemical has been discovered in the drinking water that affects 70,000 people in the communities south of Colorado Springs. (Photo by Michael Reaves/The Denver Post)
Artist's drawing of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center. Image from www.cityforchampions.com.
Best fall hikes
The Crags
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Colorado Gov. John HIckenlooper speaks about his cabinet member and friend, Tom Clements. The public memorial for the chief executive of the Department of Corrections was held at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, March 25, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
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Colorado Gov. John HIckenlooper speaks about his cabinet member and friend, Tom Clements. The public memorial for the chief executive of the Department of Corrections was held at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, March 25, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Health Overhaul Colorado
FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, walk-in clients wait for their names to be called to sign up for insurance at Connect For Health Colorado, the state's health care exchange in Denver. Prices may climb significantly in 2017 - some as high as 35 or 41 percent - across the state's individual market. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Thunderbirds Jet Crash
Crew inside a military helicopter examine the site where a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird crashed following a flyover performance at a commencement for Air Force Academy cadets, south of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 2, 2016. The pilot ejected safely from the jet. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
A discarded cigarette ignited a fire early Tuesday morning that damaged a Colorado Springs nonprofit's day center for homeless families. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@CSFDPIO)