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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.

Rory Tampow of NCJ Painting finishes the outside of the Springs Rescue Mission’s new rescue center Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The new rescue center, including public 16 showers, a computer center and gathering space, opens Thursday, April 27, 2017.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rory Tampow of NCJ Painting finishes the outside of the Springs Rescue Mission’s new rescue center Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The new rescue center, including public 16 showers, a computer center and gathering space, opens Thursday, April 27, 2017. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Fort Carson Black Hawk helicpter lands Monday, April 17, 2017 from the landing pad atop UCHealth Memorial Hospital during a training mission. Two of the 15,000 pound choppers landed and took off multiple times Monday to practice landing on the rooftop pad. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) Executive Director, Rev. Ann Lantz (left) and LaToya Foster, WISH House director put a mattress pad on one of the three beds in one of the bedrooms at WISH House on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Offices at the EMS building on 201 North Weber St. were converted to bedrooms, living area, kitchen and computer room for 16 women who need help getting back into the workforce. Appointments for intake to the new women's transitional housing starts Monday, April 16, 2017. Sixteen beds are available for single, homeless women. The beds will be filled by appointment and criteria for the program must be met. For information, people can call 719-636-1916. Carol Lawrence, the Gazette
HOMELESS CAMP SPRINGS RESCUE MISSION
FILE - Springs Rescue Mission plans to keep its women's shelter open year-round amid a crushing demand for bed space. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)
Richard Skorman and Yolanda Avila celebrate winning races for City Council District 3 and District 4 respecively Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Memorial Hospital North
The glass walled stairway of the new Memorial Hospital scheduled to open this Spring located at 4050 Briairgate Parkway. photo by Carol Lawrence 2/23/07
Cerberus Brewing Wednesday November 30, 2016. Photo by Jeff Kearney.
stormwater vote
FILE - Jon Bowman, left, and his brother Matt Bowman from A-1 Barricade and Sign, Inc. install an erosion barrier along Fountain Creek Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, as part of the three million dollar Stormwater Enterprise project. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Yolanda Avila, right, is congratulated by Barb Van Hoy as early results show Avila leading in the race for City Council District 4 in the 2017 Municipal Election Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette