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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Patient use of cannabis-based oils a new issue in recent Memorial Hospital changes

By: jakob rodgers

A week before her daughter's surgery, Alicia Stier said Memorial Hospital Central officials told her to keep one seizure medication home: cannabis-based oils.

The voicemail left her scrambling.


About 1,000 El Paso County residents without food stamps; problem being resolved

By: jakob rodgers

Colorado welfare and information technology workers are trying to determine how some people did not get food assistance renewal packages in the mail - leaving them without food stamps this month.

An estimated...

Thunderstorms expected to hit Pikes Peak region


The already-soggy Pikes Peak region could get dumped on again Thursday, but meteorologists say it's too soon to tell exactly how serious the risk is for flooding.

Thunderstorms are expected to roll across...

Public comment for Pikes Peak region public transit plans ends Saturday


Residents have until Saturday to comment on a draft plans detailing goals for the Pikes Peak region's fixed route transit and specialized transportation services.

The plans offer broad outlines for what...

What does record rain, more mosquitoes in Colorado Springs mean for spread of West Nile virus?


Record rainfall in May left more standing water than usual in parts of El Paso County, which means more places for mosquitoes to breed.

But whether that adds up to more West Nile virus cases this year is hard...

Pikes Peak United Way hauls in nearly $6 million in donations


The Pikes Peak United Way announced its most recent fundraising haul Thursday.

The nonprofit raised nearly $5.8 million since July 1, 2014, an increase of about $80,000 from the previous fiscal year, said...

May storms hit Pikes Peak region with $24 million in damage

By: jakob rodgers

Damage estimates from a month of record rain continued to climb Wednesday, surpassing $24 million for infrastructure owned by Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities.


Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs-area breweries working on summer offerings


Jason Yester plans to marry his grains of paradise with nearly 400 pounds of strawberries.

He'll leave the green tops of the strawberries on to impart notes of something akin to parsley. And he'll serve this...