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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'Swede' Hanson impacted thousands of lives but stayed largely anonymous


Alden Arthur "Swede" Hanson impacted thousands of lives in a community that swore to keep his name a secret.

Over and over, he poured coffee and spoke at countless Alcoholics Anonymous meetings he started,...

New program aims to create PATH to affordable housing in Colorado Springs


Carrie Baatz feels the path toward increasing affordable housing across the Pikes Peak region is best led by the people who need it most.

"These are people who really understand because they've lived it,"...

Colorado Springs brewery to celebrate grand opening this weekend

By: Jakob Rodgers

A chasm exists in this city - one roughly stretching from Nevada Avenue to Powers Boulevard. Across that parched land, you are hard-pressed to find a brewery.

But that's changing. And soon.

"There is...

Memorial Hospital's high performance results in $1.3 million payment to city


Memorial Hospital's lease paid off in a new way this year.

The hospital system shared about $1.3 million of its revenue with Colorado Springs on Wednesday, signaling Memorial's improved financial footing...

International contingent of Colorado College students mourn victims of terror attacks


In silence, Aya Ahmad grabbed a rose.

She walked silently, joining dozens of other Colorado College students mourning the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people. And setting...

Storm hits Colorado: I-25, US 24 closed; schools shut down in the Colorado Springs area


Winter-like weather moved into the Colorado Springs area Monday night and Tuesday. Here's the latest:

- Many schools in the Pikes Peak region are closed Tuesday. Click here for the latest closings and...

Assailant crawls through window into girl's bedroom in Colorado Springs

By: jakob rodgers

A man crawled through a girl's bedroom window and tried to pull down her underwear early Monday, according to Colorado Springs police.

The man escaped as she screamed for help, and investigators are asking...

Colorado Springs nonprofit: Messy creekbeds a byproduct of generosity to homeless


Every month, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful volunteers help clean 10 tons of trash from creekbeds across the city, said Dee Cunningham, the nonprofit's executive director.

She calls it a byproduct of...