There are 13 state-certified foster homes in Colorado's San Luis Valley, which means some children who are removed from their homes are placed in far-away communities, including Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Colorado is overall short about 900 foster homes. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Rural Colorado struggles to find foster homes as new federal law seeks to keep more kids out of group settings

Only 13 families volunteer in the vast, six-county San Luis Valley, where poverty presents one of several obstacles to placement

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State lawmaker from southeast Colorado dies after long battle with cancer

Lewis, who was battling cancer for a third time, died at home on her ranch in Las Animas County