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Steamboat Chamber names new CEO 10.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has hired from within and chosen Kara Stoller as its next CEO. Stoller was serving as the marketing director and filling in as interim CEO since Jim Clark resigned in November. “I have been at the Chamber for nine years, and I have learned a lot from the various positions I have held,” Stoller said. “I felt with my experience within the organization, and throughout many endeavors in the community, that I was primed for the position, and I wanted to ensure the success of the future of the Chamber.” There were 53 people who applied for the job. A group of city, county and other community members interviewed the three finalists, including Steamboat City Manager Gary Suiter. They unanimously recommended Stoller for the job. “She deserved the job,” said Suiter, who formally worked as a consultant to recruit executives. “Won it fair and square.” Suiter said knowledge of the community and destination markets as well as Stoller’s experience made her stand ...
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Full text of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address 2017 13.1.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his annual State of the State address Jan. 12, 2017.
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2016 year in review 1.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Scott Franz's top stories from 2016 City Council plagued by controversies The Steamboat Springs City Council hired a new city manager, advanced police station plans and spent many hours discussing the future of Howelsen Hill this year. But it was the council’s decision to call “dibs” on free Strings concert tickets and summer concert VIP lanyards that appeared to draw the strongest reaction from the community. Councilman Scott Ford even labeled the decision as “boneheaded.” After being strongly criticized for the decision, the council did one of its two revotes of the year and voted instead to adopt a new council policy that the city not accept free tickets to events it sponsors with taxpayer money. The initial story about the council’s dibs decision was Steamboat Today’s sixth most-read story of the year and the top-read story about city government. It was also only one of several stories about ethical controversies on the council. The council also found itself in hot water concerning potential ...
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Colorado students find niche in tech and hands-on school programs 25.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
After a drop from 2009 to 2012, enrollment in Career and Technical Education courses has surged since and also included more than 125,000 high-school students and 20,000 middle-schoolers in 2015.
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Indigenous people are left poor as tech world takes lithium from under their feet 20.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
Mining companies have for years been extracting billions of dollars of lithium from the Atacama region in Chile, and now firms are flocking to the neighboring Atacama lands in Argentina to hunt for the mineral known as "white gold."
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In Denver’s Sun Valley, a new day is dawning 16.12.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The vision is that some day fans headed to Mile High Stadium will walk through a vibrant neighborhood with an entertainment district serving residents both rich and poor.
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Colorado’s most resilient rural economies have a clear vision of the future and strong leaders to get them there, study shows 9.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Across rural Colorado, communities in the same area, with similar populations and comparable assets are in much different places economically, a disparity the last recession only widened.
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Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood to receive $30 million HUD grant 8.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve housing, increase business opportunities and access to jobs, Sen. Cory Gardner’s office announced Wednesday.
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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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