Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Woodland Park woman eager to get home to Nepal to assist family

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Midway through a pastor's sermon Saturday, the Nepalese town of Lamosangu shook with deadly violence, relatives told Ruth Parajuli, of Woodland Park. Within minutes, the church Parajuli helped create lay in ruins - entombing churchgoers and temporarily trapping Parajuli's sister....

  • VA head: Aurora hospital project should continue despite cost overruns

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said a hospital project in Aurora should continue despite more than $1 billion in cost overruns. "What happened 2009, '10 and '11 is regrettable," said VA Secretary Robert McDonald. "We've learned from it. We...

  • UCHealth announces partnership with for-profit First Choice ERs in Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    University of Colorado Health, the nonprofit statewide hospital system operating Memorial Hospital, announced a partnership Tuesday with a chain running a dozen for-profit freestanding emergency rooms across Colorado. The hospital system "will hold a majority stake" in freestanding...

  • Effort to end veteran homelessness in Colorado Springs takes another step forward

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Homeless services in Colorado Springs expanded on two fronts Monday - including dozens more housing opportunities for veterans and the creation of a temporary day center. Thirty vouchers to house homeless veterans were awarded to El Paso County, offering a key means to help the city...

  • Colorado Springs school district saves big bucks by having employees stick with one hospital

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 saved $1.9 million by switching from Memorial Hospital to Penrose- St. Francis Health Services as its employees' sole hospital provider, district and hospital officials announced Friday. The savings came during the first year of a partnership...

  • Man shot in hand after dispute at Monument Safeway store

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A coffe-throwing spat may have been what led to a man being shot in the hand Friday at a Safeway parking lot in Monument. Mark Brady, 61, was arrested Friday night after the shooting, which happened around 3:40 p.m. at the Safeway at 624 Colorado Highway 105, said Lt. Steve Burk, a...

  • Colorado Springs parolee who killed his mother headed to trial in DUI crash

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Colorado Springs woman whose vehicle was allegedly hit last month by convicted killer Charles Limbrick Jr. while he was out on parole said he shouldn't spend life in prison for the crash. "I have compassion for him," Jamie Northam said. "I feel sorry for him." Northam made her...

  • Colorado Springs homeless shelters set to close

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    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 going to go?" said Gaylord, 65. After operating for 6 1/2 months, two shelters...

  • Douglas Bruce wanted for failure to appear in Ohio court

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Douglas Bruce is facing arrest warrants in Ohio and liens in at least two states amid allegations he either mismanaged property and left it in disrepair or failed to pay storm drain service fees, according to court documents. An arrest warrant was issued March 19 after Bruce did not...

  • Police: Husband killed wife, then himself at east Colorado Springs house

    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    A Colorado Springs man fatally shot his wife Friday before turning the gun on himself, Colorado Springs police said Monday. Bruce Munger killed himself after killing his wife, Corinne Munger, in their house at 1385 Babcock Road, on Colorado Springs' east side, said Lt. Catherine...

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