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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Family day center set to open in Colorado Springs


A day center will open Sept. 1 geared towards families living in poverty, on the streets or on the brink of homelessness.

The day center will be located inside the Hanifen Center at Marian House, 14 W. Bijou...

Colorado Springs Senior Center moves closer to YMCA control


Final preparations for the Colorado Springs Senior Center's transition to the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region took another step forward this week.

On Tuesday, City Council signed off on the budget for a unique...

Monument board votes to enact moratorium on any new 'clinic'

By: jakob rodgers

The Monument Board of Trustees passed a moratorium Monday night - just not the one they originally considered amid fears the town could be sued by a nationwide chain of methadone providers.

The seven-member...

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...

Relatively low referrals to program requiring welfare users to enter substance abuse treatment


El Paso County hasn't withheld a single check under a new policy mandating treatment for welfare recipients suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol, county officials said Friday.

Nearly seven months into the...

Woodland Park church wants to convert basement into homeless shelter


A Woodland Park church plans to convert its office basement into a small emergency homeless shelter - one akin to the motel rooms where its clients would otherwise sleep.

Woodland Park Community Church's...

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...