Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Thunderstorms expected to hit Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The already-soggy Pikes Peak region could get dumped on again Thursday, but meteorologists say it's too soon to tell exactly how serious the risk is for flooding. Thunderstorms are expected to roll across southern Colorado starting Thursday afternoon. Cloud bursts are likely,...

  • Public comment for Pikes Peak region public transit plans ends Saturday

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Residents have until Saturday to comment on a draft plans detailing goals for the Pikes Peak region's fixed route transit and specialized transportation services. The plans offer broad outlines for what transit and specialized transportation service could look like by the year 2040....

  • What does record rain, more mosquitoes in Colorado Springs mean for spread of West Nile virus?

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Record rainfall in May left more standing water than usual in parts of El Paso County, which means more places for mosquitoes to breed. But whether that adds up to more West Nile virus cases this year is hard to tell. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment planned...

  • Pikes Peak United Way hauls in nearly $6 million in donations

    Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The Pikes Peak United Way announced its most recent fundraising haul Thursday. The nonprofit raised nearly $5.8 million since July 1, 2014, an increase of about $80,000 from the previous fiscal year, said Jason Wood, the nonprofit's president and chief executive. The money will go...

  • May storms hit Pikes Peak region with $24 million in damage

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Damage estimates from a month of record rain continued to climb Wednesday, surpassing $24 million for infrastructure owned by Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities. But those estimates could grow, especially in Manitou Springs as engineers...

  • Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs-area breweries working on summer offerings

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Jason Yester plans to marry his grains of paradise with nearly 400 pounds of strawberries. He'll leave the green tops of the strawberries on to impart notes of something akin to parsley. And he'll serve this beer for one reason: crisp, clean refreshment. "Refreshing is a very, very...

  • One dead, one arrested after shooting in Colorado Springs neighborhood

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    One person died Saturday night after a shooting in Colorado Springs, police said. At least one person was shot in the 100 block of South Claremont Street in east central Colorado Springs, police said. The shooting was reported about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. Colorado Springs...

  • 2-year-old dies of injuries from Colorado Springs motel fire; mother, brothers hospitalized

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    A two-year-old girl died and her mother and two brothers were taken to Denver-area hospitals after being pulled from a fire that tore through a North Nevada Avenue motel Saturday morning. The family was rescued by Colorado Springs firefighters around 8:30 a.m. Saturday from their...

  • Fire rips through abandoned house on east side of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Colorado Springs firefighters battled a fire Saturday evening that tore through an abandoned ranch or farm house near Drennan and Marksheffel roads. Firefighters were called to the blaze at 6:20 p.m., and fought the fire from the outside because it was an abandoned building, and no...

  • Fire at motel in western Colorado Springs quickly extinguished

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    A fire erupted Saturday afternoon at the Apache Court Motel in west Colorado Springs. Firefighters were called to the blaze around 2:15 p.m., and appeared to bring the fire under control shortly after arriving, according to scanner traffic. The motel, 3401 W. Pikes Peak Ave., is...

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