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.
  • Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis, to partner with Children's Hospital Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The corporate parent of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services struck an alliance this week with Children's Hospital Colorado, the hospital systems confirmed Thursday. Centura Health, which oversees 15 hospitals in Colorado and western Kansas, signed a letter of intent with Aurora-based...

  • Lamborn legislation would ban acquisition of some fetal tissue

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced legislation Tuesday aimed at banning the acquisition of fetal tissue from induced abortions - meaning researchers might only be able to get it from stillborns or fetuses lost in miscarriages. The legislation comes amid scrutiny of Planned Parenthood...

  • Director of Pikes Peak Council of Governments' Area Agency on Aging to retire

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The leader of the Pikes Peak Council of Governments' Area Agency on Aging will soon retire. Guy Dutra-Silveira will retire in August after 20 years with the agency - nine of which were spent as its director. A national search is underway to find his replacement. The agency advocates...

  • Homes for All Veterans aims to help homeless vets reach 'functional zero'

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The push to end veteran homelessness by Dec. 31 now has an end goal. Using an intensely data-driven approach unlike anything previously seen in the Pikes Peak region, a coalition of community members, local government officials and homeless service providers has created its own...

  • Colorado Springs Health Foundation seeking new board member

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Health Foundation is seeking volunteers interested in serving on its Board of Trustees. The vacancy on the nine-member board was created when Phil Lane resigned to focus on other commitments, said Cari Davis, the foundation's executive director. "We were sorry to...

  • Opposition to Monument methadone clinic swells; meeting on appeal rescheduled

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Needing space for a bigger crowd, Monument officials rescheduled a hearing about a contentious methadone clinic that remains under construction despite a groundswell of opposition. The town's Board of Adjustment will hear an appeal on Aug. 10 over whether the clinic can be...

  • Anti-methadone group to discuss ways to keep drug out of Monument

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A group that opposes a planned methadone clinic in Monument will hold a meeting Thursday. No Methadone in Monument will discuss updates to its effort at 6 p.m. in Si Sibell's Barn, which is behind 231 Front St. in Monument. The group has been organizing an opposition movement to...

  • Colorado State University disputes Lamborn's charge of buying 'aborted babies' parts

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Colorado State University officials denied purchasing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood amid reports that it did so - either directly or indirectly - in January 2013. The issue came to light after anti-abortion activists released undercover videos about Planned Parenthood. In the...

  • Care and Share Food Bank makes strides toward goal of feeding 63,000 more over 5 years

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado's campaign to feed 63,000 more people over five years might just hold true to its name. The nonprofit fed 14,000 more people during the first year of its five-year campaign, Within Reach - just slightly ahead of the needed pace to reach...

  • Colorado Springs homeless struggle to find a place during day

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Rowan Phillips journeyed to the Penrose Library on Friday seeking electrical outlets. He set down two backpacks - his life's belongings - and trained his eyes on Netflix shows while his phone charged on a nearby outlet. The goal: Seek solace from a life on the streets. "I try to keep...

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