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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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Amanda Dozier and her mother, Jo Dozier, donned their parkas and braved the chilly winds along with hundreds who came out to participate in the Food Truck Cook Off at Norris-Penrose Event Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
A crew drills a new well Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Southmoor Water Treatment Plant for the Widefield Water and Sanitation District. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Quail Lake
A rabid bat was recently found living close to a playground at Quail Lake. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Two Colorado Springs employees work to widen a drain on Logan Avenue south of Platte Avenue on Thursday. The project is the first of 26 that were approved in April when voters allowed Colorado Springs to keep $12 million in excess revenue for stormwater projects.
Drought Colorado Snowpack
A snowy winter has helped keep Colorado Springs Utilities' reservoirs comfortably stocked ahead of the summer watering season. (Associated press file photo)
A skunk huddles in the bottom of a trap after Claude Oleyar, the owner of Alpine Animal Control, caught it Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the backyard of a Colorado Springs home.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Residents across Colorado are being urged to vaccinate their pets and livestock from rabies amid widespread discovery of the disease - including in El Paso County. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette file)
Mayor John Suthers talks with Police Chief Pete Carey before sharing his condolences for the lives lost in the shooting at a Planned Parenthood at Fillmore and Centennial on Friday, November 27, 2015. Of the nine that suffered gun shot wounds, three people died, including one police officer for UCCS. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers June 6, 2015. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Kristen Bailey with Rocky Mountain Human Services, left, and Colorado Springs Police Homeless Outreach Team officer Tim Kippel walk past a homeless campsite south of downtown Colorado Springs Monday, January 23, 2017 while conducting the annual Point in Time survey of the homeless. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette