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.

Environmental Chief Fred Brooks discusses the unplanned water discharge from a Peterson fire training area during a press conference outside the Peterson Air Force Base on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. About 150,000 gallons of water being held in a fire training area retention tank was discharged into the CSU sewer system last week. The tank held water that contained an elevated level of perfluorinated compounds, a residual component of a firefighting foam historically used at the base for emergency response. Peterson authorities discovered the discharge during a routine tank inspection on October 12. The tank is part of a system used to recirculate water to the fire training area. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
UCHealth Memorial Hospital plans to begin construction this fall of a four-story addition to its north campus. (Jerilee Bennett, Gazette file)
A mess is left after a homeless camp is forced to move from Springs Rescue Mission on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Dinner is served at the Salvation Army's Shelter on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 8: A water tower overlooks the community of Security in the foreground of Pike's Peak on June 8, 2016. A invisible toxic chemical has been discovered in the drinking water that affects 70,000 people in the communities south of Colorado Springs. (Photo by Michael Reaves/The Denver Post)
A rainbow hangs in the evening sky above downtown Colorado Springs Saturday, July 6, 2013. Light afternoon showers this week have given relief to lawns all over the Pikes Peak region. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Homeless campers are now occupying 45 tents on property owned by the Springs Rescue Mission. Meanwhile, work on a new homeless shelter is also underway on the Springs Rescue Mission campus. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette