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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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With the nation's capital booming, poor tenants face eviction over as little as $25 9.8.2016 Durango Herald
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Op-ed: Tax credits have sparked development in Utah 7.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Many years ago in her seminal work, the “Death and Life of Great American Cities,” Jane Jacobs in an effort to kindle a movement that she hoped would stem the tide of accelerating urban decline, confronted the cannons of “orthodox planning”, and proclaimed; “cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created for everybody.” Now, a half century later, the National Development Council (NDC) still subscribes to the fundamental principal th...
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Obama's library a tough choice between 2 historic parks 3.8.2016 Durango Herald
The Obama Foundation is set to unveil details about its plan to build Barack Obama's presidential library in a lakeside park in Chicago's South Side
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Community Connections: Mentors key to ending poverty cycle 30.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
This month, Routt County United Way is highlighting the issue of poverty in our community. While our valley is rich with beauty and all that it has to offer, there is an ugly truth that is easily hidden or perhaps ignored. Not only is RCUW’s “31 Days of Poverty” helping shed light on this issue, but it also seeks to explore community-wide solutions. Partners in Routt County primarily serves youth whose families are under-resourced or living below the poverty level. Nearly 100 percent of the students served through one-to-one mentoring in our school-based program and 92 percent of the youth in our community-based program are from low-income families. Data clearly shows that youth from low-income families statistically achieve far less education and earning capacity than their more affluent peers. The disparity between the academic performances of disadvantaged youth compared to non-disadvantaged youth is specifically seen in Routt County schools via the 2014 State Assessments (TCAP) scores. Students who ...
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Salt Lake City unveils the future of affordable housing -- a home high on style, low on energy costs 22.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The sleek new house unveiled Thursday in Salt Lake City’s Popular Grove neighborhood is more than a future home to a family of four. When Mayor Jackie Biskupski snipped the blue ribbon draped across the door at 381 S. Emery St. (1170 West), she began a new phase in attempts to ease the city’s affordable-housing crunch — with an eye on energy efficiency and adding choices for moderate-income families that stretch beyond apartments. Designed and constructed with public funds, the two-floor, 2,100-...
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How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
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Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform 19.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In western Colorado, two visions for the future of fossil fuels collide at a BLM listening session.
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Divided America: Bridging the gap between police, policed 14.7.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Years of tension have left people wary in both the policing community and in minority neighborhoods, with many yearning for one another's respect.
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