Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

The Gazette

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Jakob:

Colorado advocates: Continued sweeps of homeless camps risk further spread of coronavirus

Melody Lewis lives like a nomad in the heart of downtown Denver. → Read More

Medical experts: 'Stay-at-home' order helped Colorado avoid catastrophe

During Colorado’s monthlong statewide quarantine, the coronavirus’ spread slowed, deaths climbed, ventilators went unused and unemployment exploded. → Read More

Historic downtown Colorado Springs auditorium to become isolation shelter for homeless

A historic downtown landmark and events center is poised to become a ward for ailing homeless people Wednesday afternoon in a desperate bid to keep the pandemic from running rampant → Read More

Coroner Leon Kelly: Destruction of homelessness, mental illness far beyond the imaginable

As a child growing up, Leon Kelly was aware that his mother would do strange and sometimes terrible things. → Read More

A litany of death: A list of homeless deaths in El Paso County

The Coroner’s Office recorded 87 deaths among the homeless from Jan. 3, 2018, to June 11, 2019. → Read More

Where the homeless die: The death toll of homelessness in El Paso County

Editor's note: “Where the homeless die” was produced in cooperation with the El Paso County Coroner’s Office and examines the date, place and manner of death of those who died → Read More

Colorado Springs' growth needs 'to find a balance'

Rapid growth in Colorado Springs drives plenty of disagreement. But all sides at a Wednesday night forum on the topic agreed that the issue is one with maddening complexity. → Read More

Skeletal remains found at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs

An investigation is underway into "skeletal remains" found Sunday evening in Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs' Old North End. → Read More

Skeleton found in Colorado Springs park confirmed as human remains

Forensic investigators on Tuesday identified "skeletal remains" found in Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs' Old North End as human. → Read More

2 Custer County inmates escape after locking deputy in cell

WESTCLIFFE — Authorities in Colorado searched Monday for two inmates, including one suspected of attempted murder, who escaped from a jail in a small town after overpowering a guard and → Read More

Colorado man arrested with Uber driver's car in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — A man accused of trying to kidnap his Uber driver in Colorado is being held in New Mexico. → Read More

Study to examine exposure levels to toxic chemicals in southern El Paso County

An upcoming federal study aims to answer a question lingering over the lives of tens of thousands of Security, Widefield and Fountain, Colorado, residents: Exactly how saturated are the toxic → Read More

Asbestos contamination at Colorado Springs apartment complex forces residents from homes

Nearly 100 people were ordered this week to leave their southeast Colorado Springs apartments because of asbestos hazards — leaving scores of families scrambling to find a place to live → Read More

Colorado Springs to redirect donations to volunteer homeless program

Seeking to help more homeless people find work, Colorado Springs officials said Tuesday that proceeds from its anti-panhandling campaign will go toward a volunteer program aimed at helping people gain → Read More

Candlelight remembrance held for Kelsey Berreth; celebration of life planned Saturday

Woodland Park police held a candlelight vigil for Kelsey Berreth Friday evening at Memorial Park in Woodland Park. → Read More

Patrick Frazee trial: Six key pieces of evidence released by prosecutors Friday

A trove of evidence used to convict Patrick Frazee of murder was released Friday afternoon, exactly one year after Kelsey Berreth was brutally beaten to death in her Woodland Park → Read More

Air Force Academy assures nearby residents their drinking water is safe

The Air Force Academy on Wednesday said tests have shown private wells south of the base do not appear to be contaminated with unhealthy levels of toxic chemicals from firefighting → Read More

Looking for health insurance? The clock is ticking

Less than a month remains before the first — and arguably, most important — deadline to purchase health insurance for 2020. → Read More

Police responding to possible shooting in northeast Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs police are responding to a possible shooting on the city's northeast side. → Read More

Patrick Frazee trial: Frazee asked fellow inmate to kill mistress and witnesses, says another witness

CRIPPLE CREEK — A surprise witness says Patrick Frazee asked him to kill the star witness against him — and that he has the letters to prove it. → Read More