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Job dispute doesn't undermine East African community in Fort Morgan 31.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
The firing of 150 East Africans in a dispute over prayer at work was a hitch in what some consider one of the smoother transitions of refugees into a rural ...
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Hopes of a turnaround in Flint jeopardized by water crisis 26.1.2016 Durango Herald
As the water crisis spreads in Flint, hopes for a turnaround in the hardscrabble city are in jeopardy, locals say
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Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community? 22.1.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community?
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Full text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech 15.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
Full text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech
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Our View: Look for Steamboat’s next CEO 13.1.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Diane Moore, community representative Carl Steidtmann, community representative It was in 1973 that the residents of Steamboat Springs voted to opt out of the statutory form of government described by the state of Colorado, which calls for cities and towns to be presided over by an elected mayor. Instead, voters here chose to elect a city council, which would choose its own president from among the seven council members and hire a city manager to do its bidding. Finding a right fit for the city’s new leader Understanding the city of Steamboat Springs’ form of government is vital to picking the next city manager After a long run of Steamboat city managers who haven’t enjoyed long tenures in the job, we think it’s particularly important that everyone involved, and particularly candidates for the job, understand the nature of the beast. Former city manager Paul Hughes, who served in that role from 1998 to 2005, described the essential elements of a successful relationship between city councils and city ...
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Latinos poorly represented in Lafayette government jobs 4.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
City officials say they have a problem.All of Lafayette's paid firefighters are white men, in contrast to every other city-run fire department in Boulder ...
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San Francisco's housing shortage threatens African Americans 29.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco's popular South of Market district, two newlyweds last year bought a townhouse in a budding development along the city's rough-edged southeastern bay-front.
Mazenko: Stop trying to "fix schools" and just "fix a school" 24.12.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
It's been 32 years since a U.S. Department of Education report declared America "A Nation at Risk.
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Dan Foote hired as city attorney after receiving a wave of community support 17.12.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The appointment of a new city attorney on Tuesday night prompted a loud and rare celebration in the Steamboat Springs City Council's chambers. Just before midnight, Dan Foote's friends and co-workers broke into a raucous round of applause in Citizens Hall after the City Council appointed Foote as its lead legal counsel. Veteran local attorney Bob Weiss, who has worked on the opposite side of cases from Foote, even came to the podium late in the evening to express his support for the new city attorney. Foote, Steamboat's staff attorney and assistant city attorney for the last 17 years, brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the job, including expertise on constantly evolving marijuana rules. He will now go from being an audience member and occasional guest speaker at council meetings to sitting on the dais with the council to provide legal advice. "It's very gratifying they have confidence in me to appoint me," Foote said Wednesday. "We are facing some challenging times right now, but I look ...
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Business Briefs 9.12.2015 Durango Herald
C-RAD opens in Durango, offers radon testingC-RAD Colorado Radon Abatement and Detection announces its opening in Durango.Owner Lee Sentner has a background in building materials sales and the construction industry. The business offers radon testing and mitigation.For more information, call 946-1618.Program...
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Health care exposes growing regional divide among communities in La Plata County 8.12.2015 Durango Herald
Listening more than talking, Colorado Health Foundation’s new CEO learned of the great divide between economic classes throughout Durango, La Plata and surrounding counties when it comes to regional health care.Karen McNeil-Miller has been on a listening tour throughout the state since she was hired in September as president and...
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Former Denver gang members hope to import job-generating ideas from LA 6.12.2015 Denver Post: Business
On Wednesday, Lamumba Sayers buried 20-year-old cousin D-Andre Mayfield, who was shot and killed while sitting in his car last month in ...
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Jim Clark: Shopping local makes good sense 28.11.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Why should we buy our goods and services locally? I think we all know that on some things, you can get better deals online or by making that trip down the road to Denver or Silverthorne. I’ll admit I’ve done it. But it isn’t always the best thing — or even the least expensive thing —in the long run. According to the study “Civic Economics- Andersonville Study of Retail Economics,” here’s what happens when you shop local. • More of your money will be kept in your local economy. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. • You embrace what makes your community unique. You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S., so why would you want your community to look that way? • You create local jobs. Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers and other essential professions. • You help the environment. Buying from a locally owned ...
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Panel in La Plata County: Physical, mental health care need to be integrated 20.11.2015 Durango Herald
For all the improvements we’ve made in mental health care in La Plata County, we still have a way to go.That was the opinion of five panelists working in the field in some way at a League of Women Voters meeting Thursday afternoon at the Durango Community Recreation Center. It’s better, they agreed, to offer mental health...
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Soundtable: Who will feel the pinch as energy economies shift? 20.11.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Experts discuss transitioning communities and changing climate policies in a live radio Tweet-in.
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Hillary Clinton woos coal communities 17.11.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Coal companies say government programs won’t replace their high-paying jobs.
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Tight supply, high demand make resort-town workers scramble for homes 8.11.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
FRISCO —They are living in tents in Crested Butte. In Telluride, they could soon be squeezed into portable shelters.
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Federal, state, local officials discuss Northwest Colorado economy 6.11.2015 Steamboat Pilot
State and federal officials, including a senior policy adviser to the president, were in Craig Wednesday to discuss economic development resources available to Northwest Colorado. Hosted by Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, the roundtable discussion focused on collaboration between local, state and federal entities with the goal of ensuring strong economic futures. “This was an effort to understand resources and to just tell our story briefly, what our economy looks like and the challenges we have,” said Audrey Danner, CMEDP executive director. Representatives from Craig City Council, Moffat County Commission, Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Tourism Association were joined by local government officials from Routt and Rio Blanco counties at the summit. Visiting federal agencies included the Economic Development Administration, Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, Labor and Energy, Employment and Training Administration and Small Business Administration. At the state level, ...
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Kathi Meyer: Has skills to be part of way forward 12.10.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The first question I am asked is “Why are you running?” When I realized that we will have four new incoming council members in November, I felt that I needed to offer my experience and desire to serve the community. Through the voting process, the community has an opportunity to change the way the city does business, and I have the leadership and team-building skills to be part of the new way forward. During 15 years on the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission, I have dealt with difficult and complex community issues including helping write the Community Development Code adopted in 2001 and updating the Steamboat Springs Area plan in 2004 and 2014. Planning is more than just reviewing individual development plans and includes looking at transportation impacts, fire and safety rules and public works concerns. One of my greatest strengths, my financial management career, is a major job skill that I bring to the city council. I started as a bank teller at 18 years old and worked my way through college, ...
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Kathy Goudy: Incumbent wants to continue service 8.10.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado Mountain College needs trustees with energy and vision. As a taxpayer-subsidized institution, trustees must be accessible, listen to the communities comments and understand fiscal responsibility. I have done this for the past four years as the sitting trustee for Eastern Garfield County and hope for your vote for re-election. I am an attorney with 32 years of experience and an active volunteer for local organizations. I support the students 100 percent, having taught at Drake Law School as an adjunct professor and community college business-law courses. As one of many who have reaped the rewards of higher education, I regard it as my responsibility and privilege to help repay that debt of opportunity. My hope is to continue to commit my skills of organization and advocacy to Colorado Mountain College, our own Rocky Mountain wellspring of educational opportunity — and the college from which my son, Zach, earned an associate’s degree in physics. It’s important that CMC and its curriculum serves ...
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