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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Care and Share Food Bank makes strides toward goal of feeding 63,000 more over 5 years

By: jakob rodgers

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado's campaign to feed 63,000 more people over five years might just hold true to its name.

The nonprofit fed 14,000 more people during the first year of its...

Colorado Springs homeless struggle to find a place during day


Rowan Phillips journeyed to the Penrose Library on Friday seeking electrical outlets.

He set down two backpacks - his life's belongings - and trained his eyes on Netflix shows while his phone charged on a...

Cripple Creek casinos gain approval for around-the-clock alcohol sales


CRIPPLE CREEK - Lucky streaks might end in Cripple Creek, but liquor sales can keep going.

Seven of the city's nine casinos won approval Wednesday night to serve alcohol 24 hours a day, making Cripple Creek...

Cripple Creek city council to decide if casinos can sell alcohol around-the-clock

By: jakob rodgers

Last call may be a thing of the past in Cripple Creek.

All but two casinos in Cripple Creek are vying to allow around-the-clock alcohol sales - part of a burgeoning trend in the state's gambling industry...

Public meeting set on methadone clinic planned in Monument

By: jakob rodgers

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting Monday evening concerning a methadone clinic under development in Monument.

Operators of the clinic - which offers the drug methadone to help people...

Colorado health exchange plans cutbacks, finding help may be more of a challenge


Help shopping for health insurance may be a little harder to find this year.

Connect for Health Colorado, the state's health insurance exchange, plans to cut the number of in-person assistance sites across...

Colorado Springs medical program continues to grow


Peak Vista Community Health Centers' fast-growing medical training program now has a central clinic.

The massive nonprofit health care provider opened a clinic that will be staffed by advanced practice nurse...

Survey: Number of El Paso County homeless has changed little in recent years


For the past few years, the number of homeless people across El Paso County has remained relatively stable. This year appears no different.

El Paso County's homeless population remained fairly flat in early...