A sign, visible to drivers on West 84th Avenue in Westminster, points to the 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center among the other services offered at the Centura Health Complex. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado set up its mental health crisis system four years ago in response to a mass shooting. It’s about to transform.

State officials say the transformation will increase services and improve mobile response. But the contractors running the system since it began predict uncoordinated “hodgepodge.”

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Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?

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Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today