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

Health Primary category in which blog post is published
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

A climate change tableau — the first of eight murals on health — is up in Fraser as the state tries to bring some color to sometimes stuffy reports.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it

From a new way of tracking incidents to more-assertive forms of hazing, frustrated CPW officers are trying to change bears’ behavior because humans are reluctant to change theirs

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over Proposition CC in Colorado

The 2019 election attracts millions in money from nonprofits, whose donors remain hidden despite a new state disclosure law