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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2 held in robbery at Colorado Springs department store

By: jakob Rodgers

Two people were detained Monday afternoon after a robbery at Macy's in northern Colorado Springs.

At least one of the people told employees he had a gun during the robbery, which happened shortly before 3...

Monument methadone clinic hearing rescheduled


Monument's Board of Trustees has rescheduled its meeting about a possible emergency moratorium aimed at halting the creation of methadone clinics in the town.

The board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday for a...

Parents vow to be more vigilant after man accused of taking pictures of boys at Colorado Springs YMCA


A two-year YMCA member was arrested Friday, a day after the nonprofit's staff found him in a children's locker room taking pictures of boys who were naked and changing clothes, according to Colorado Springs...

Pikes Peak region health care, IT leaders work to find solution for sharing information


The Pikes Peak region holds the building blocks for a thriving information technology sector focused on health care, including strong hospital systems, a major military presence and universities, industry experts...

Police ID Colorado Springs woman accused of repeated bear feeding


Nearly 50 minutes after an "extremely large" bear walked onto her deck, a Rockrimmon woman joined the animal - apparently to serve breakfast.

A camera next door captured the Aug. 2 encounter, along with the...

Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs beer aficionado one of few to earn Cicerone Certification

By: jakob rodgers

Taylor Donner went to college to become a chef, but he stayed in school for the beer.

Really, really good beer.

Gazing at a row of glasses, Donner's favorite final exam required him to identify fine...

Monument board unanimously votes down proposed methadone clinic; 'this is not about keeping addicts out'

By: jakob rodgers

A methadone clinic in Monument will not be given a business license after a town board sided with a former heroin user who led a vocal opposition movement.

The decision ended an hours-long Monday night...

Overdosing on Heroin: Use, deaths surge in Colorado with few remedies in sight

By: Jakob Rodgers

Three years ago, Stefan Wall said he'd end up in prison or dead.

At age 22, one of those fears came true.

Wall became part of a fast-rising, heroin-related death count that has claimed dozens of lives...