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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Director of Pikes Peak Council of Governments' Area Agency on Aging to retire

By: jakob rodgers

The leader of the Pikes Peak Council of Governments' Area Agency on Aging will soon retire.

Guy Dutra-Silveira will retire in August after 20 years with the agency - nine of which were spent as its director....

Colorado Springs Health Foundation seeking new board member


The Colorado Springs Health Foundation is seeking volunteers interested in serving on its Board of Trustees.

The vacancy on the nine-member board was created when Phil Lane resigned to focus on other...

Anti-methadone group to discuss ways to keep drug out of Monument


A group that opposes a planned methadone clinic in Monument will hold a meeting Thursday.

No Methadone in Monument will discuss updates to its effort at 6 p.m. in Si Sibell's Barn, which is behind 231 Front...

Colorado State University disputes Lamborn's charge of buying 'aborted babies' parts


Colorado State University officials denied purchasing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood amid reports that it did so - either directly or indirectly - in January 2013.

The issue came to light after...

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...