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Slow loss of obstetrics care forces rural Coloradans into long drives, or long stays, when babies arrive

When Georgina Bishop became pregnant with her third child, things got complicated. Not with the pregnancy itself or even the labor. But she did drive two-and-a-half hours — one way — to reach the hospital so she could give birth.   Bishop lives in Telluride. With her first two children—now 6 and 10 years old—she used […]

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Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law are now using it

By Markian Hawryluk, KHN Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson never expected to use Colorado’s red flag law when it was passed in 2019. He thought the law made it too easy to take a person’s guns away. The statute allows law enforcement officers or private citizens to petition a county court to confiscate firearms temporarily from […]

Posted inCOVID, Education, Equity, News

A tutoring program cultivates community bonds to help Latinx students in Boulder County

When HollyAnne Giffin began tutoring 12-year-old Gabriel Fernandez last winter, they worked on math homework via Zoom. As they got to know one another, they took adventures beyond their screens. Last spring, they experimented with elephant toothpaste at a neighborhood park, building on Fernandez’s middle school science curriculum. They took a bike ride and a hike. When […]

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COVID closed Mesa County school kitchens. Students got them reopen.

As the recent Thanksgiving Day holiday approached, school district officials in Grand Junction were in a bind. COVID-19 outbreaks, other respiratory illnesses and staff shortages had all challenged the district since classes began in August. And now, the turkey was in jeopardy. Mesa County Valley School District 51 has had a long tradition of serving […]

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Eight months into coronavirus, an immigrant community in Colorado finds hardship and hope

By Sarah Tory, The Colorado Trust It was the barren shelves at the grocery store that worried Berenice most when the coronavirus pandemic hit last March. She worried about having enough food for her three children: Abdeal, age 9; Kendra, 6; and Greicy, 4. Then, a week later, schools shut down in Eagle—a town of […]