A group of runners in Team Prep USA's distance running camp do short warm up sprints, stretch and do strides as part of the day's training disipline before a trail run in Crested Butte, Colorado. Now in its 15th year Team Prep is considered to be one of the premier running camps for high school athletes in the world. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The fastest kids in America are running hills and chilling in creeks around Crested Butte

At 8,900 feet sits Team Prep USA’s renowned summer running camp. "If they can tolerate things other people are unwilling to tolerate, they’re going to live a beautiful life," one coach says.

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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