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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Pikes Pub: New breweries in the works for as-yet-untapped Colorado Springs neighborhoods

By: jakob rodgers

A chasm exists in this city - one roughly stretching from Nevada Avenue to Powers Boulevard out east. Across that parched land, you would be hard-pressed to find a brewery.

But that may change. And...

Summit on homeless returns to El Paso County next week


An annual summit on homelessness in El Paso County will return Monday after a one-year hiatus.

Registration for the 2015 Community Summit to Prevent and End Homelessness ends Friday, marking the last chance...

Stand Down for homeless veterans in Colorado Springs has huge turnout

By: jakob rodgers

Roughly 235 military veterans - most of them homeless - converged at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, grabbing backpacks and blankets to help better weather the coming winter.

But homeless advocates...

Colorado Springs company recalling 12,500 pounds of meat

By: JAKOB RODGERS AND teresa farney The Gazette

Colorado Springs-based Ranch Foods Direct has recalled more than 12,500 pounds of beef, pork and poultry products because it did not list sodium nitrite as an ingredient.

The recall affected 36 products that...

Salvation Army's cold-weather homeless shelter opens for the season

By: jakob rodgers

The Salvation Army's cold-weather homeless shelter re-opened for the season Monday evening, garnering a small crowd amid unseasonably warm temperatures.

Fifty minutes after the facility opened, slightly more...

Colorado Springs winter homeless shelters to open soon


Roughly 210 new homeless shelter beds are expected to soon become available across Colorado Springs - a temporary expansion aimed at protecting people from exposure and frostbite over the next several months.


Man killed in Black Forest shooting identified; suspect arrested in Denver


A man fired a bullet at his estranged wife's forehead, fatally shot her lover and shot her dog as the couple lay in bed around midnight Thursday, sheriff's investigators suspect.

The attack came less than...

Colorado Springs hospital's ability to treat trauma patients takes step forward


Memorial Hospital North's ability to treat trauma patients has taken a step forward.

The hospital received a Level III trauma center designation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment -...