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These Coloradans faced foreclosure not from their mortgage lender, but from their HOA

By Brittany Freeman, Rocky Mountain PBS. Data analysis by Sophie Chou and research by Mariam Elba, ProPublica This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. AURORA — In a year when it felt […]

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Old ambulance finds new purpose as mobile mental health clinic for LGBTQ+ youth in the Denver area

By Amanda Horvath and Alexis Kikoen, Rocky Mountain PBS A new ambulance is now driving around the Denver metro area, but it has no intention of picking up emergency patients. Instead, this repurposed, retired ambulance will be taking care of people in a different way. The ambulance has been transformed into a mobile mental health […]

Posted inColoradans, Culture, Food and Restaurants, News

Colorado farmworkers pick food they can’t afford to buy themselves

By Sonia Gutierrez, Julio Sandoval, Amanda Horvath, Rocky Mountain PBS ARVADA ​​— Working in the farm fields of Colorado to put food on people’s tables around the country doesn’t mean you can afford to put that very same food on your own table. Many studies show how often farm workers struggle to feed their own […]

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New fence at the edge of Cielo Vista Ranch interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

By Kate Perdoni, Rocky Mountain PBS A religious ceremony—the last of its kind in Colorado—stands threatened by private property rights. Each spring during Lent, a community gathers in a small village at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, as is has since the 1870s, for Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross. The […]

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Stay-at-home order changed the way Coloradans work. But is it improving emissions?

By Clarissa Guy, Rocky Mountain PBS March 2020 marked the first stay-at-home order for Colorado. Since that time, the number of people working from home across the nation and the state has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has pushed sustainability leaders to look at how telecommuting could decrease overall emissions. Jerry Tinianow served as […]