Lance McDonald, director of programs for Telluride, on the deck of the just-opened 18-unit Boarding House, where 46 workers pay as little as $385 a month to live dormitory-style. When McDonald arrived in Telluride in the 1980s to work as an intern at city hall, he squatted in a cabin on U.S. Forest Service land. "How nice would this have been when I first got here?” he asked. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Telluride isn’t immune to Colorado’s high country housing problem. But it’s finding a solution in diversification

In Telluride, a constricted canyon of about 2,600 residents, housing programs have focused on options, meaning everything from dorm-style rentals and tiny homes to stand-alone single-family homes and four-bedroom apartments

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality