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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Number of people without health insurance in El Paso County cut nearly in half, survey shows

By: jakob rodgers

The percentage of El Paso County residents without health insurance dropped by nearly half during the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a vast survey on health care across Colorado shows.

The reduction...

Southbound I-25 reopened north of Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers and Stephen Hobbs The Gazette

Southbound Interstate 25 was fully reopened about 5:50 p.m. Friday after a crash near Monument.. The left lane of the interstate was closed for hours as crews cleared the scene, the Colorado Department of...

Colorado Springs woman accused of embezzling more than $50,000


A Colorado Springs woman who ran a local physician's practice is accused of stealing more than $56,000 from its payroll and company accounts.

Michelle Lisanne Reynolds turned herself in to authorities on...

All roads reopen after I-25 overpass crashes in Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers

Two crashes involving a total of five vehicles slowed traffic Friday morning, but all lanes of northbound Interstate 25 have since been reopened.

The crashes happened shortly before 7:45 a.m. on the Cimarron...

Plans scaled back for Colorado Springs' cold-weather homeless shelter

By: jakob rodgers

Heeding neighbors' concerns, Colorado Springs and Salvation Army leaders scaled back plans for a cold-weather homeless shelter off Weber Street while vowing to increase security and crack down on loitering in the...

Cases of human contact with bats on the rise in El Paso County


What should you do if you wake up with a bat in your bedroom?

Leave the room - but keep the bat inside it, according to El Paso County Public Health.

The move might seem counterintuitive, but it also...

Family day center set to open in Colorado Springs


A day center will open Sept. 1 geared towards families living in poverty, on the streets or on the brink of homelessness.

The day center will be located inside the Hanifen Center at Marian House, 14 W. Bijou...

Colorado Springs Senior Center moves closer to YMCA control


Final preparations for the Colorado Springs Senior Center's transition to the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region took another step forward this week.

On Tuesday, City Council signed off on the budget for a unique...