Hundreds of clinicians, medical professionals and pastors have been trained in early detection, intervention and ways to listen with ears tuned to the stresses and loneliness of rural life.
Unplowed and icy walkways impact all pedestrians, but they are even more challenging for people who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices to navigate.
Most weeknights, after her 3-year-old daughter, A’nyah, falls asleep, Molly Clark cracks open her textbooks and studies until her eyes “feel like sandpaper.” “As soon as I feel like it’s not any use anymore, I’ll backtrack a few pages, put my bookmark in, and I’ll go to bed, which is usually around 12 to 2:30,” […]
Since 1990, the United States has become more racially diverse—yet during that same period, racial residential segregation has climbed, according to a yearslong analysis by researchers at the University of California’s Othering & Belonging Institute in Berkeley. In Colorado, two cities fall on opposite ends of the spectrum: Denver is “highly segregated” while Colorado Springs […]
What is distancing learning like without a laptop? Without internet? Without parents at home? Without a home at all? This spring, remote education brought on by the coronavirus pandemic raised difficult questions about equity and introduced unprecedented challenges for school districts across Colorado. These challenges hit Crowley County — a small, rural community in the […]
Shepard Schneider isn’t really scared of the coronavirus. “I’m worried for, like, my grandpa and my grandmas and stuff, but that’s really it,” said the 10-year-old Denver resident. But COVID-19 is affecting the fifth grader at Palmer Elementary School in other ways. “Sometimes I’m inside too much, so I get really anxious and I start getting […]
Mark, a 30-something who lives near Boulder, thinks he will likely contract the novel coronavirus. Many of his co-workers, he said, feel the same. “We just hope that we’re lucky enough to not have a bad time with it,” he said. (Mark is not his real name; he asked that we not use it, because […]
Taylor Taylor (her first name is the same as her last) doesn’t consider herself a “germaphobe.” But when the first cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Colorado early in March, the 27-year-old Thornton resident significantly upped her hygiene practices. She started carrying disinfectant wipes in her purse; she instituted a “no hugging, no personal […]