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Colorado lawmakers offer bills to "rebuild trust" in law enforcement 18.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado lawmakers are poised to crack down on rogue cops and agencies that do a poor job of investigating them, but a dispute is emerging between Democrats and Republicans about how far-reaching those reforms should ...
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Wells Fargo gives $500K in grants to community, business programs 13.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Ten groups will share $500,000 handed out Thursday by Wells Fargo for programs aimed at neighborhood revitalization, small business support, and education for potential ...
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Cairo's Mother Theresa serves children of Egypt's slums 10.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CAIRO (AP) — In a slum inhabited by Cairo's legions of informal garbage collectors, children in tattered sandals walk down muddy, trash-strewn alleys to get to Mama Maggie's community center, where their feet are washed, their wounds are dressed and they are encouraged to learn and play.
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Going it alone 1.3.2015 Durango Herald
Emily Adams and Jason Haley have grants to help with expenses at Southwest Colorado Community College. But the couple largely are making it on their own as they balance going to school, working and raising three children.Charise Gianetto, 43, a single mother of two who works seven days a week, is another SWCCC student who receives...
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Guest Commentary: Operating at the margins of learning 25.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Dismissing the significance of families who opt out of state tests as the "white suburban kids" ignores the inherent ineffectiveness and inequity of our current test-based education system.
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Meyer: Colorado businesses can do more to hire people with disabilities 21.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado's skyrocketing job growth has driven the unemployment rate down to 4 percent and has made the state an economic leader in the post-recession era.
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Weld County's energy boom moves small towns to revisit identities 17.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The talcum-tinged aroma of a bygone era wafts through Gene Smallwood's barbershop, where a vintage adjustable chair adds to the retro ambiance but also seats a new clientele — the oil and gas men brought by the energy ...
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Guest Commentary: Private providers can do a better job with high-speed broadband 14.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The president should encourage communities to explore the groundbreaking work already being done by private providers of high-speed broadband.
Red Rocks Community College gets $1 million to expand Arvada campus 22.1.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
ARVADA — Red Rocks Community College officials said the largest private donation in school history will help their Arvada campus become a regional health care ...
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Full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address 21.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The full text of the State of the Union Address, as prepared for delivery.
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House Republican Leader DelGrosso spells out 'Vision for Prosperous Colorado' 8.1.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado House Minority Leader BrianDelGrosso of Loveland, holds his 21-month-old son Zackary and sits with his wife, Amber, during the opening session of the 2015 Colorado legislature.
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First baby of 2015? It's a secret in many places 1.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year's first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.
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The recruiting line 28.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Maybelle Chotvacs is having a hard time adapting to life without her favorite bus line. Sitting at her home last week, the 85-year-old Old Town resident said she is missing opportunities to play violin with her friends in Craig because the city of Steamboat Springs cut the Yellow Line. She doesn’t want to have to walk or drive on slick roads to a regional bus stop the city’s bus used to take her to. “I think they’ve made it as inconvenient as they could make it,” Chotvacs said about the city’s recent decision to pare down its winter daytime bus schedule and cut the line that used to stop near the home she has lived in for 60 years. “They’ve still got the nicest drivers and staff. They are so good and polite. And the buses are good. Click here to see how other Western Slope transit organizations are dealing with the driver shortage. “It’s just a shame they did it this way,” Chotvacs continued. “Without the Yellow Line, places like Old Town, Fairview and Howelsen Hill are cut off.” Chotvacs’ frustration is ...
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Medical Milestone: Looking back on 100 years of Yampa Valley Medical Center 21.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs serves patients from every corner of Northwest Colorado, with a much wider range of talented physicians than is expected in a community of its size. Hospital officials constantly are looking to the future in order to plan, expand and improve what the facility offers, meaning more patients can receive medical care closer to home than before. But without the original vision of a group of small-town doctors 100 years ago, YVMC may have never become what it is today. The early years Five community doctors first proposed the need for a hospital in Steamboat Springs through a letter printed in the Routt County Sentinel on Dec. 5, 1913. “In only this one thing do we believe we have not kept up with the world,” wrote the doctors. Not only was there a demand for a facility, they argued, but creating a hospital would boost the economy and draw more tourists. When the Steamboat Sanitarium opened in spring 1914, an article in the Steamboat Pilot said the facility had ...
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Eagle County paramedics cut costs with in-home health care services 7.12.2014 Denver Post: Business
One doctor said Bettie Tymkovich's staph-infected toe had to go. Another doctor saved it but released her from the hospital with strict rules about care and ...
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Special report: A broken mental health system 23.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Dee Fleming tried to protect her son from the voices in his head, the ones that told him he should die.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Environmental Literacy Program helps school districts implement objectives 21.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Nationally, studies have shown that elementary school students spend less than 20 minutes per day in science education. Thankfully, Routt County schools are doing much better than that. As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful that the Steamboat Springs School District has included environmental literacy themes in two of its eight strategic objectives within its strategic plan. These objectives focus on developing “an understanding and appreciation of the relationship between the environment and human life” as well as encouraging students to “incorporate environmental consideration into their daily lives.” Yampatika is honored to help the Steamboat, South Routt and Hayden school districts implement these objectives through our Environmental Literacy Program. This three-part, standards-based, environmental education curriculum has been in the Routt County elementary schools for the past five school years, growing from 120 students in six classrooms to approximately 1,400 students in 80 classrooms ...
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Kudos to Denver's housing plan 15.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Making housing affordable has become an emphasis for cities to maintain and attract middle-income jobs and opportunities.
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These 62 agencies benefitted from Season to Share in 2013-14 2.11.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Last year $2.4 million was distributed to 62 Denver-area nonprofit agencies through Season to Share, a McCormick Foundation ...
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Smith has deep love for community, job 29.10.2014 Durango Herald
I have known Sean Smith for 24 years. We met when he returned home serving our country during Operation Desert Storm. From that day to this day, there is one thing that has always been true about Sean and that is he would do just about anything for anyone. Sean truly cares about people. Sean truly cares about his community. From that day, I first...
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