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For Colorado’s rural seniors, coronavirus strains access to home-based care — just as it’s needed most

The pandemic has strained already short-staffed caregiving services, leaving seniors in southwest Colorado without much of the support they need to survive.

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.”

Unsheltered and expecting: A southwest Colorado couple could lose their children if they don’t find housing

Living at Purple Cliffs near Durango has kept them safe from coronavirus, but without running water, the county-sanctioned encampment isn't shelter enough to satisfy agencies charged with protecting children.