Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Colorado Springs blood center in need of donors

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A nonprofit that supplies blood to more than 100 hospitals across Colorado is seeking donations due to a blood shortage. Bonfils Blood Center is asking people of all blood types - especially people with type O-negative - to give blood ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. A good supply...

  • Plan announced to streamline pediatric services at Memorial Hospital in wake of investigation

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Children's Hospital Colorado employees will stay at Memorial Hospital Central, but most other signs of the Aurora-based hospital system will disappear after a wide-ranging investigation by state and federal regulators. Memorial Hospital will take full control of its pediatric unit...

  • One dog, three cats die in Colorado Springs house fire

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A dog and three cats died Tuesday afternoon when a fire tore through a northeast Colorado Springs house. Colorado Springs firefighters pulled up around noon to find flames shooting out of a back wall of the house at 2925 Haystack Drive, said Capt. Steve Oswald, a Colorado Springs Fire...

  • LIVE UPDATES: Flash flood watch expires; Red Rock Canyon Open Space closed

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A flash flood watch for El Paso and Teller counties was lifted at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. The region had been under a flash flood warning earlier in the day, but as rain subsided, all warnings were lifted except a flood warning for Fountain Creek that could last until Wednesday...

  • Summer Fun Guide: Heading for the hills

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A few strokes before midnight, I rolled my truck to a stop outside Buena Vista, stepped out and turned off the lights. Then I looked up. There, beneath the glittery lights of the Milky Way and the nearby Collegiate Peaks, I breathed deep. I let the cool, pristine air tickle the pores...

  • Teen accused of killing two in drunk driving crash has arraignment delayed

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The arraignment of a Parker teen accused of killing two other teens while driving drunk was delayed while his new attorney reviews the case. Marshal Gregory, 18, will next appear before 4th Judicial District Court Judge G. David Miller on June 30. Gregory, who was 17 at the time of...

  • Colorado Springs organization to offer free hepatitis C testing

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The test amounts to little more than a needle's prick on one finger. But hidden deep in the ensuing droplets of blood could be lifesaving clues to a disease that kills more people each year than AIDS. In honor of the national Hepatitis Testing Day, free hepatitis C tests will be...

  • Colorado senators tout legislation to legalize therapeutic hemp

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Colorado's two senators introduced legislation this week to legalize therapeutic hemp across the nation - a move that could vastly expand access to cannabis-based oils touted as a treatment for epileptic children. Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Michael Bennet were among six...

  • YMCA takeover of Colorado Springs Senior Center slowed for more citizen input

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The question isn't if the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region will take over operation of the Colorado Springs Senior Center - it's when, a Colorado Springs official said Wednesday. But to that point, expect more time spent transitioning than first expected. Nothing at the senior center...

  • Colorado law clears the way for expanded use of antidote for drug overdose

    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Access to a powerful antidote for people overdosing on heroin or opioid-based prescription painkillers may soon expand across Colorado. Recently signed legislation and pending moves by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are expected to clear the way for...

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