Maggie Hanna's childhood home on Hanna Ranch, near Hanover southeast of Colorado Springs, is now the roof over the ranch hands' heads. The ranch on Fountain Creek has been in her family since the 1940s. Hanna's father died by suicide in 1998, when she was 9. Now she and other agricultural producers are working to make sure farmers and ranchers have access to mental-health services when and where they need them. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

For farmers in a mental health crisis, it’s often tough to seek help. A Colorado program aims to begin conversations.

Amid uncertainties over tariffs and declining income, suicides are increasing in Colorado and rates are higher in rural areas than in urban environments

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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