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.

More Articles by: Jakob Rodgers

YMCA to manage Colorado Springs Senior Center beginning in September

By: jakob rodgers

All leadership staff of the Colorado Springs Senior Center will remain there when the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region begins running the facility.

The agreement between the YMCA and Colorado Springs was...

Colorado motorcyclist who died on Pikes Peak 'lived on the edge'

By: jakob Rodgers

A seasoned motorcycle racer from Centennial plunged to his death while practicing for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, casting a pall over the annual race for a second straight year.


Colorado Springs nonprofit releases report focused on aging well

By: jakob rodgers

Twenty-five years from now, the number of people ages 65 and older in El Paso, Teller and Park counties will have increased by 160 percent. Those ages 85 and older will have jumped by 337 percent.


Report details struggles faced by Colorado Springs residents with disabilities

By: jakob rodgers

The Pikes Peak region lacks sufficient affordable housing near transit routes and needs more options for people with physical disabilities, according to preliminary results of a study by The Independence...

Contract awarded to merge electronic patient health records in Pikes Peak region

By: jakob Rodgers

A single electronic health record for each person in the Pikes Peak region moved closer to becoming a reality Tuesday.

Community Health Partnership - a health care coalition spanning El Paso, Teller, Park and...

Penrose-St. Francis document lays out location for a new massive hospital

By: jakob rodgers

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has filed a preliminary plan to build a massive new hospital and medical office campus in northwest Colorado Springs, which would likely solidify the Fillmore Street hill as...

Colorado Springs church increases security after South Carolina shooting

By: jakob rodgers

Members of Colorado Springs' lone African Methodist Episcopal Church expressed mournful grief and began beefing up security Thursday after a white gunman killed nine black churchgoers who had gathered for prayer in...

El Paso County opens satellite DHS office on Colorado Springs' east side

By: jakob rodgers

A new El Paso County Department of Human Services satellite office aims to better cater to people on Colorado Springs' east side.

A variety of services are offered at the new office, 5853 Championship View....