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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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Can this millennial mayor transform a struggling timber town? 29.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A young local is trying to make Aberdeen, Washington, a city for his generation.
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Can we learn from Europe’s approach to laid-off coal miners? 27.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A more secure safety net for workers in transition means higher taxes, a tradeoff many Americans oppose.
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Refugee work skills training in Aurora reduced by changes in funding 21.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
On a typical day inside Safari Thrift Store in the Del Mar Circle, there are employees from five or six different countries lifting furniture, sorting clothes and knick-knacks, working the cash register and cleaning while customers peruse the rows of neatly stacked, second-hand ...
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Combating anti-Islamic rhetoric is community's job, Colorado leaders say 17.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
Fighting against anti-Islamic rhetoric and an uptick in harassment and bullying cases, leaders, activists and people of different faiths met Saturday afternoon to learn more about Muslim ...
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Catalyst signs three big-name tenants for RiNo health-tech campus 14.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A health-tech innovation campus planned for Denver's River North neighborhood has snagged three big names in health care as tenants — University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Terumo BCT and the American Diabetes Association.
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Michael Bennet: Fulfilling our promise to veterans 11.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado is fortunate to have a large and proud veteran community, and our state is committed to being the best place in the country for veterans to live and work.  More than 400,000 veterans live in Colorado. El Paso County boasts one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the country, Pueblo County is home to four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and Buckley Airforce Base has one of the fastest-growing military populations of any base in the nation. Our veterans and their families have bravely served and sacrificed for our nation, and now we have a sacred promise to support them upon their return. That includes timely access to quality health care. A critical element of this goal — especially in Colorado’s rural areas — is access to non-VA care from community providers. The Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency charged with serving our veterans, has attempted to implement a variety of programs to offer veterans access to non-VA health care. Congress also passed the Choice Act to give ...
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Uncertain future for Wyoming’s laid off coal miners 11.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
There’s some state support available but many workers face tough choices.
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From undocumented to successful entrepreneur 13.3.2016 azcentral.com | business
The founder of D'Image Beauty College receives an international honor for training Latino hairstylists and ...
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Nick Metz, Aurora's top cop, hit the ground running in his first year 13.3.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz had been on the job for all of four days when he got the call on March 6, ...
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