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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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Full text: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s State of the City 2016 address 11.7.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The following is the full prepared text of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s State of the City address, delivered on July 11, 2016 at Denver International Airport: ##### Thank you Council President Herndon. Thank you all for joining us here today at Denver International Airport. Thank you to Chief Executive Officer Kim Day and the entire […]
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Divided America: From Denver to rural Colorado, town and country offer differing realities 8.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Colorado is among the states with the greatest economic gap between urban and rural areas, causing political and social divide.
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Kate Paul: From “dirt poor” and covered in kidney guts to CEO 3.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Kate Paul is retiring for the second time after 50 years in healthcare. Throughout her career, she faced sexist bosses and discrimination while breaking down barriers for women.
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The New Mexican clinic that makes rural healthcare work 1.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Hidalgo Medical Services puts patients first, builds healthcare teams and attracts providers.
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After a national scandal, New Mexico’s veterans health care is looking up 30.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Veterans are getting faster care, but new programs aren’t reaching everyone.
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Broadband initiatives across the Yampa Valley 17.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
With modern internet service established as a cornerstone of economic development, Northwest Colorado communities are seeking to improve speeds, provide reliability and reduce costs. Routt and Rio Blanco counties have projects in play to improve broadband infrastructure and the city of Craig entered the ring on Tuesday evening with the approval of a planning grant. The common goal is to consolidate internet services for the benefit of the community. “We have to continually build the infrastructure that our communities need to move forward,” said Audrey Danner, former Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership director. Danner has been working on broadband planning in Moffat County for several years and relates it to running electricity out to rural Colorado. “At one point, did we need electricity out to every farm in the country? Well, now we know they want that,” she said. “The same goes for any technology.” In Routt County local organizations frustrated by internet outages took the situation into ...
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Voter Guide: U.S. House District 2 Democratic primary 8.6.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver Post sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates on Colorado’s primary ballot to give voters a little more insight into their platforms. Their answers (very lightly edited for spelling and formatting) are below. For more coverage of the 2016 Primary election, check out denverpost.com/politics. Jump to a candidate: Jared Polis • Todd […]
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Obama administration designates 9 new promise zones 6.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Obama administration has added nine communities to its effort to ease access to federal aid and cut red tape for areas beset by joblessness, hunger, crime and poor housing. The newly selected so-called Promise Zones include neighborhoods in Nashville, south Los Angeles, the west side of Atlanta, parts of Evansville, Indiana; San Diego, eastern Puerto Rico and southwest Florida. The Spokane Indian Reservation and communities near Spokane, Washington, and the Turtle Mountain Band ...
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Stephanie O’Malley leads Denver safety department through crises 5.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver safety director Stephanie O’Malley keeps the mayor’s trust but says she aims to do a better job at involving the community in important decisions.
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Kragthorpe: Utah golf community will miss Mike Borich 23.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sandy • Mike Borich valued his job behind the lunch counter at a municipal golf course, considering that's where his mother worked for nearly 40 years. Yet when a customer asked why he was spending his days serving sandwiches instead of swinging a club, he instantly realized he was out of place. "I'm a golf pro," he said to himself. So he asked if he could return to his most recent position, helping with course maintenance and teaching lessons at the unpretentious Pebblebrook Golf Links in Sandy...
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What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act 16.5.2016 Current Issue
Europe and the U.S. have taken different paths in response to climate concerns and coal declines.
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Community Connections: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engaged and growing 14.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ mission is to engage young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We teach responsibility for self, community and environment through teamwork, service and experiential education. RMYC programs focus on two primary outcomes: youth development and community and environmental service projects. Youth develop strong, healthy lifestyles by working on meaningful community service projects that protect habitats while maintaining outdoor recreational amenities Coloradans enjoy. RMYC incorporates an age-specific education curriculum for the various ranges of 11- to 25 year-old participants by focusing on job readiness, resume building, career development, leadership and life-skills, physical fitness, health care, nutrition, environmental education and civic and social responsibility. We are unique in that we engage corps members for extended periods — up to 20 weeks — in a 24/7 experiential work and living ...
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Community panel announces top choice for city manager 7.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The panel of community members who spent all day Friday interviewing the four city manager finalists wants the city of Steamboat Springs to stick with the man who has been leading the government on an interim basis. The panel praised Interim City Manager Gary Suiter as an “incredibly transparent, forthcoming and confident” leader who can hit the ground running. “That's huge for us,” panel spokeswoman Sara Craig-Scheckman said of Suiter's seven months of experience at Steamboat City Hall. “He is our top choice.” Council President Walter Magill agreed with the eight-member panel's unanimous recommendation and said Suiter has been good to work with since he was hired. The rest of the City Council did not make a decision on who to hire, and it did not identify its top choice Friday, because it wants to take the weekend to digest the interviews and think the decision over. But it was clear by the end of Friday's interviews that Suiter goes into the weekend as the early favorite. The city's management team, ...
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City manager finalists meet the public on eve of important interviews 6.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs' next city manager may not be the best downhill skier in town. But after meeting the candidates in person for the first time, City Council members are optimistic one of the four men vying for the job will bring stability to a government position that has seen both turmoil and turnover in recent years. The city manager finalists met with residents Thursday during a forum at the Steamboat Springs Community Center and discussed their management styles, their skiing abilities (or lack thereof) and why they want to drop everything and move to the Yampa Valley. The forum gave residents their first opportunity to meet the finalists and get a sense for how they might fit in here. After all of the finalists had spoken, City Council President Walter Magill said he and his fellow council members will have an interesting choice to make after the candidates go through an extensive round of interviews Friday. “This is a good group of candidates with diverse backgrounds,” Magill said. The finalists ...
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Golden focused on affordable housing 4.5.2016 Denver Post: Business
Golden is bringing in an expert to analyze the affordable housing landscape in the city.
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Silverton’s Gold King reckoning 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
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