User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Regional
Category: Development :: Community Development
Last updated: Dec 03 2016 05:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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SLC residents invited to comment on housing needs for low- and moderate-income residents 3.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development Division invites residents to participate in a “General Needs Hearing” to comment on overall housing and community development needs for low- and moderate-income residents. It is scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 451 S. State, Room 118. Each year, Salt Lake City receives federal funding for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Northwest Colorado Health program teaches Latinos about preventative health care 27.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A new class sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health is helping to provide local Latino community members with personal health knowledge they may not have. The CHARLAR program, which stands for Community Heart Health Actions for Latinos at Risk, has been around in Denver for several years, according to Erick Ocampo, a community connector for Northwest Colorado Health who is running the program in Steamboat Springs. Lea esta historia en español . Ocampo said that many Latinos have poor dietary and health habits, including eating unhealthy foods, overeating, not exercising and not getting help for health issues until the issues are very serious. “In our culture, we don’t really care,” Ocampo said. This summer, Ocampo started an informal, 12-week CHARLAR class aimed at teaching local Latinos about topics such as heart attacks and heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and preventive health care. The class, which takes place Mondays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, has about 13 ...
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In New Mexico, a way out of the boom-bust cycle? 15.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Lea County tries a different formula for rural success.
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Rural economies get high on legal cannabis 15.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
For some small Colorado communities, recreational marijuana is generating much-needed revenue.
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The economy according to President-elect Trump 9.11.2016 azcentral.com | business
Trump victory could have a far-reaching economic impact on the U.S. and ...
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Macri's 'zero poverty' promise a distant goal for Argentina 31.10.2016 Durango Herald
Argentina's new president campaigned on a promise to end poverty, though his market-friendly reforms so far have brought pain to the country's poor
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Jim Sunderland: Better health care for all 25.10.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Medical Center is a wonderful community asset. The Board of Trustees for Yampa Valley Medical Center’s decision to come out against Amendment 69 is based on concerns that ColoradoCare will negatively impact their ability to continue to deliver high quality medical care to the citizens of Routt County. Colorado Care disagrees. Before retiring and moving to Colorado, I worked as a hospital social worker, completed a master’s degree in public administration with a health care emphasis and served for 16 years as the administrative director of a nonprofit Community Mental Health Center, which covered a five-county area in south-central Kansas. Time and again, my work included wrestling with the tremendous hardships caused by our current for-profit insurance system. Our current for-profit insurance payment system is already unsustainable and taking a significant toll on the quality and availability of health care services in our community. The high costs of out-of-pocket medical care mean ...
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Clothing with Confidence: A decade in, Dress for Success continues its mission of empowering women 20.10.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
On weekday mornings, a women’s boutique in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood bustles with activity.
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Esther J. Cepeda: To fight child obesity, encourage kids to work their hearts 11.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
CHICAGO • Our children’s hearts are in danger. High rates of obesity are translating into rapidly growing numbers of children suffering from diseases that used to be seen only in middle age and beyond. According to a recent scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA), a large proportion of U.S. children fail to meet the standards set for ideal cardiovascular health. “A primary reason for so few children having ideal cardiovascular health is poor nutrition — children are eating...
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City hiring PR manager to help with outreach, messaging 9.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter is planning to bring a public relations manager to City Hall instead of a deputy city manager. The city is currently advertising the PR position with a pay range from $60,100 to $90,100, depending on experience. “I’ve seen and felt the benefits of having this position,” Suiter said Wednesday. “Governments generally are not very good at PR.” As an example of a benefit of the position, he said a public relations manager was invaluable in the town of Estes Park after that community was ravaged wildfires and floods. Suiter said other mountain resort communities in Colorado also have public relations managers who develop communications plans and take the lead on public outreach efforts. Here in Steamboat, he said, a pair of city employees are only able to dedicate a small amount of their time to the task of issuing press releases and serving as public information officers. Asked for their reaction to the new position, some city council members said Thursday they had ...
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Venezuela pets starve as economic crisis deepens 8.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Caracas, Venezuela • Carlos Parra used to love waking up to see his pet albino boxer, Nina. Now, seeing her skeletal body on the floor next to his bed has become a daily reminder of the economic crisis engulfing Venezuela. His other dog’s thick fur barely hides her ribcage as Parra struggles to feed his pets after losing his job at a shoe store. “It’s terrible to sit and eat, see them watching me with hunger, and not be able to do anything,” said the 30-year-old. As Venezuela’s economic crunch w...
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Training programs teach farmers to do more with less 5.9.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Can blackberries and tilapia help New Mexico’s small farmers thrive?
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Hispanic Heritage Parade and festivities highlights culture and health care 4.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Colorful costumes, vibrant music, spicy food and tricked-out low riders. The First Annual Hispanic Heritage Parade rolled up Rio Grande Street at The Gateway mall Saturday with a lot of spirit and plenty of big smiles. The event was a chance for all Latinos in Utah to show cultural pride and support for the immigrant community. But it also was aimed at getting as many people as possible enrolled in some type of health-care program. The festivities were sponsored by Take Care Utah, a nonprofit o... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths 27.8.2016 Durango Herald
A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were slain in Mississippi, police said
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Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community 27.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.
Work matters: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps&#39; model for building young adults spreading throughout Northwest Colorado 26.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, the Steamboat Springs nonprofit that has introduced thousands of children, adolescents and young adults to the personal satisfaction and life skills derived from tackling outdoor conservation projects, has begun exporting its successful organizational model to other communities in Colorado. Already the largest employer of youth in Northwest Colorado, with about 500 young people engaged this summer (about 180 of them earning a little more than minimum wage), Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has begun taking steps to offer its youth programs in neighboring counties from Rio Blanco, to Lake, Summit, Garfield and more. “We’re embarking on an expansion project that will replicate our young kids programs in nine other counties in Northwest Colorado,” RMYC Executive Director Gretchen Van De Carr said. “We’d already been working in all these counties with the older kids (ages16 to 18) when Garfield County came to us and said, ‘We want to invest some money in putting local kids to work.’ We ...
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Hickenlooper defends 35 percent carbon cut, navigates climate change minefield 26.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday downplayed the difficulty of achieving a 35 percent cut in greenhouse gas pollution from power plants by 2030 – telling oil and gas industry leaders Colorado already has a goal of a 32 percent cut.
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How one Utah kitchen is getting school kids to eat -- and like -- lima beans and other healthy foods 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hayden Seeley gets annoyed when politicians, cafeteria workers and even parents insist that school children will throw away any food that’s not pizza, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Seeley, the nutrition program manager for Utah Community Action Program (CAP), which operates the federally funded Head Start program, has a different theory about childhood eating habits: “Kids only throw away food when it tastes bad.” Which is why Seeley and his kitchen crew at the CAP Central Kitchen, 2825 S. 200 ...
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Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter? 22.8.2016 Current Issue
The agency is trying to hire more racially diverse staff — but can’t seem to make headway.
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Work program trains unemployed oil and gas workers in solar technology 14.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
National rhetoric pits the two energy producers against each other. But in Delta County, one organization is specifically targeting unemployed coal miners in the hopes of transitioning them to the solar industry -- while leaving politics out of the conversation.
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