Jakob Rodgers

Military Reporter

  • Colorado Springs health care services will consolidate, then expand

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Rocky Mountain Health Care Services plans to consolidate to expand. The nonprofit marked the start of a $6.3 million renovation project inside the old Doctor's Hospital and Eisenhower Hospital on Wednesday, a crucial step in pulling much of its operations under one roof while...

  • That's a thrift shop? Goodwill's new Colorado Springs store aims for new image

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Long gone are the days of corner thrift shops accented by Goodwill signs. These days, the nonprofit wants bargains packaged in a big-box store. Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado plans to officially open its newest store Saturday morning - one that will more...

  • Colorado not likely to get reduced Medicaid payments

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Reduced Medicaid payments expected across the nation shouldn't affect doctors in Colorado. Foreseeing the problem, Colorado lawmakers passed legislation this past spring that cleared about $40 million in general fund money to keep rates in Colorado at the higher levels through June...

  • Colorado Gives Day hits record with donors and money raised

    Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    A record number of donors on Tuesday helped propel Colorado Gives Day to its best haul ever. In its fifth year, the statewide fundraiser brought in $26.2 million for 1,677 nonprofits across Colorado - besting the campaign's previous record of $20.5 million set in 2013, according to a...

  • Colorado Gives Day returns Tuesday

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    After all the markdowns of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits across the state hope Coloradans are up for one last spending spree. Colorado Gives Day returns Tuesday, marking the fifth year for the statewide event aiming to fill the coffers of...

  • Stakes even higher during this year's Salvation Army red kettle campaign

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Amid depleted reserves, lackluster donations and fewer grants, the Salvation Army's local chapter could cut services should too little money end up in its signature red kettles, the nonprofit's leader said Monday. The agency needs $410,000 from this year's annual Red Kettle Campaign...

  • Colorado heating assistance programs brace for calls when cold weather hits

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Month after month, calls for help with burdensome utilities bills outnumber all other requests through the Pikes Peak United Way's 2-1-1 service. But November proved particularly busy. With a blast of arctic air that brought the season's first deep freeze, calls for utilities...

  • Three former Colorado governors share ideas on health-care reform

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Three former Colorado governors may not be involved directly in state health care decision-making any more, but they had plenty to say about the issue during a panel discussion Friday that wrapped up a two-day Colorado Health Institute conference in Colorado Springs. The trio - the...

  • Whitford to lead Colorado Springs health centers foundation

    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A nonprofit executive in Colorado Springs has been chosen to lead the Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation. Nancy Whitford, most recently the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's development director, will take over as the foundation's executive director on Dec. 29, according to...

  • Stanley brothers expanding production of cannabis-based oil to help reduce seizures

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    The five-brother operation producing a cannabis-based oil used to treat children with severe epilepsy plans to massively expand by summer 2015, possibly allowing it to eliminate a 12,000-person, worldwide wait list for the therapeutic oil. Amid a newly formed hemp industry in...