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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Scantily clad man arrested in Colorado Springs office building overnight

By: jakob rodgers

Colorado Springs police used a stun gun early Thursday morning to arrest a man found on the second floor of a medical office building in only his socks and underwear.

Officers were called around 12:40 a.m....

Empty Stocking Fund donations slightly behind 2014 pace


Stocking stuffers have been a little harder to come by this year.

Donations to The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund have totaled $587,653 through Dec. 29 - a pace slightly off from last year,...

Colorado Springs police cite drinking in case of phony plane threat


A man accused of telling 911 dispatchers he hijacked a plane early Christmas morning appeared "extremely" drunk when police found him at a Colorado Springs apartment complex, according to an arrest...

El Paso County sees first flu hospitalization of the season


Flu-related hospitalizations are a fraction of what they were this time last year - though why remains unclear, health officials said.

Health officials on Tuesday reported the first flu-related...

Colorado Springs man killed in wreck near Peterson Air Force Base gate identified


A Colorado Springs man was identified as the person killed early Sunday in a crash at Peterson Air Force Base's north gate.

Eric D. Morgan, 47, died when the vehicle he was driving around 2:30 a.m. crashed...

Water-main break to keep part of Rangewood Drive closed through Tuesday

By: jakob rodgers

A portion of Rangewood Drive in northeast Colorado Springs is closed due to a water main break, according to Colorado Springs police.

The closure affects Rangewood Drive between Vickers Drive and Austin...

Colorado Springs-based The Resource Exchange sees research as key to optimizing care


The idea proved novel: Create a clinic for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and deliver highly specialized care unlike almost anything in the nation.

Five years later, that clinic is...

Doherty High School assistant football coach dies in wreck north of Colorado Springs


Two El Paso County residents died Monday evening when a speeding car slammed into an oncoming truck south of Franktown, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Stephen Edwards, 70, of Peyton was killed when...