Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Snow tapers off in Colorado Springs; Teller county gets up to foot of snow

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A snowstorm blanketed much of the Front Range and central Colorado on Sunday and Monday, carrying quick-hitting bands of heavy snow that occasionally slickened roads while dumping fresh powder on Colorado's ski areas. Four to six inches of snow fell in and around Colorado Springs,...

  • Two held at gunpoint in Colorado Springs home invasion

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Two people were held at gunpoint during a home invasion Monday south of downtown Colorado Springs. Four people forced their way into a home at 1516 1/2 S. Tejon St. about 3:15 p.m. and took electronics, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. The robbers fled in a...

  • Last-minute Colorado Springs health insurance shoppers rush to beat deadline

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A surge of last-minute shoppers rushed to get health insurance Saturday, trying to beat the final enrollment deadline for coverage in 2015. Colorado's health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, as well as enrollment specialists across Colorado Springs reported heavy...

  • Lanes on I-25, U.S. 24 reopen after pair of injury crashes in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Two crashes across Colorado Springs snarled traffic on major highways Saturday evening. A rollover crash shortly before 6:20 p.m. temporarily shut down both directions of Interstate 25 between Fillmore Street and Garden of the Gods Road, according to Colorado Springs police. A...

  • Fire damages multiple storage unit on west side of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    A fire tore through several units of a storage facility on Saturday in west Colorado Springs. Firefighters arrived shortly after 4 p.m. to find several storage units on fire, according to Lt. Brett Albert of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Firefighters brought the fire under...

  • Colorado Springs man guilty of 2013 double homicide

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Something more than fiery, fleeting passion led Gary Vigil to pump bullets into his ex-girlfriend and her new lover, a jury decided Wednesday. Six men and six women found Vigil, 23, guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation in the shooting deaths of his child's mother and her...

  • Plea deal in the works for former Woodland Park mayor

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    The former mayor of Woodland Park pleaded guilty this week in a child sexual assault case that brought an end to his time in office. David Turley, 66, agreed to serve four years of intensive probation but would avoid jail time with a plea deal that awaits approval by 4th Judicial...

  • Colo. 94 reopened after fatal crash in east Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    One person was killed in a head-on crash Wednesday morning on Colorado 94 in east Colorado Springs. Highway 94 was closed for hours between Space Village Avenue and Coral Valley Road while the crash was investigated, but lanes reopened around 2:45 p.m. A westbound Saturn station...

  • State Patrol ID's man killed in crash on Wilkerson Pass

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A 66-year-old Hartsel man was killed Wednesday morning in a crash on the west side of Wilkerson Pass, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. Eugene Carle, the driver and only person in the pickup truck, was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. He was not wearing...

  • Roads wet in Colorado Springs, slick in Teller County after storm drops rain, snow

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A storm left roads in Teller County icy and snowpacked in areas, though streets across Colorado Springs appeared wet and manageable Wednesday morning. Snow largely stuck to grass and little else across Colorado Springs, while parts of Teller County received roughly four inches of...

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