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.

Mumps Vaccine
** HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 5 PM WEDNESDAY APRIL 9 ** FILE ** A nurse holds a vial of the mumps vaccine during a clinic sponsored by the Story County Public Health Dept., on April 26, 2006, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Most of the college students who got the mumps in a big outbreak in 2006 had received the recommended two vaccine shots, according to a study that raises questions about whether a new vaccine or another booster shot is needed. The outbreak was the biggest in the U.S. since shortly before states began requiring a second shot for youngsters in 1990. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Sara Qualls has been named director of the UCCS Aging Center
The key, experts say, is to simply ask whomever is serving the beer for direction. It's not only a brewery staff's responsibility to make good beer, but they also need to make sure visitors understand each beer's subtle nuances. "This is Colorado - you can't be one of those 'I don't know' kind of bartenders," said Steve Stowell, owner of Triple S Brewing Co., 318 E. Colorado Ave. (Triple S Brewing, Facebook)
Overdose Drug-Easing Access
FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, file photograph, a small bottle of the opiate overdose treatment drug, naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
A state inspection found violations at Memorial Hospital. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
(Photo via ColoradoCare Yes/Facebook)
An inmate stood inside his cell talking to another inmate in an ajacent cell inside the Denver County Jail on Smith Road. Karl Gehring, The Denver Post