Betsy Markey, a former U.S. representative, was appointed executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade by Gov. Jared Polis in January 2019. (Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun)

From cleaning toilets to Congress, Betsy Markey is now leading Colorado’s renewed focus on small business

“I would like us to really focus on the small to medium-sized businesses that are already here,” says the former U.S. Rep. who was lured to northern Colorado by the lifestyle and is now head of the state's economic development office.

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Introducing The Colorado Sun’s column on jobs, unemployment and hiring: What’s Working?

A new weekly and temporary guide from The Colorado Sun to get those who have a job and those who need one through the pandemic

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Accessibility challenges persist in many rural Colorado communities

Mountain communities are notorious for accessibility barriers, particularly for people with impaired mobility, advocate says. “People live in these communities, become disabled and then leave.”

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Her book launched a literary experiment focused on “the nature of change and mental health”

With "Soft Hearted Stories," Jenny Forrester employed prose, poetry and even song into this highly introspective yet also wide-ranging nonfiction look at both herself and the world around her