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On the Navajo Nation, “putting seeds in the ground is our greatest act of resistance,” Fort Lewis students learn

Internship program hones lessons taught by parents and grandparents as students learn the role food, housing, language and ritual play in contemporary human rights struggles. 


A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.

Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.


Residents of a Steamboat Springs mobile home park that went without power for 60 days still await answers

The electricity was out at Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park from mid-June to mid-August and a state investigation is ongoing.


Denver’s embrace of rezoning for “granny flats” is growing by neighborhood, individual initiative

After a pandemic pause, accessory dwelling units regain momentum through council efforts and recommendations of city planners


Housing demand is greater than ever but Colorado is building fewer homes than expected. Here’s why.

A pre-pandemic construction labor shortage intensified last year despite a strong real estate market. There’s just not enough workers to build what was planned. The industry is focused on attracting newcomers.


Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.

Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.


Grand Lake, still reeling from East Troublesome fire, is being shaken again by mayoral recall over housing

Mayor Steve Kudron is the target of a recall election fueled by concerns over housing and keeping the mountain town’s character intact.


Colorado’s COVID rent-assistance program is now paying out five times more following changes

Local governments were faster at distributing federal dollars than the state. With the national eviction moratorium over, federal and state improvements have sped up rent payments.


Big Agnes started by sketching plans on beer-stained napkins. 20 years later, the gear company is a local hero.

The maker of ultralight camping gear could have sold or left Steamboat Springs for somewhere that it's easier to do business, but boss Bill Gamber says Big Agnes is "pretty happy with the way things are."


How bad is the housing crunch in Colorado’s high country? Just look at census vacancy data.

The numbers reflect what many high country residents already suspected: a lot of second home owners, vacation rentals and investment buyers


U.S. Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

The court's conservative majority blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Colorado has paid out just 7.4% of its federal rent-assistance funds

The Department of Local Affairs, which oversees the rental housing assistance program, switched vendors to speed up pandemic payments.


Broomfield house for aged-out foster kids is a model for solving Colorado’s youth homelessness crisis

Anchor House, a church and community project in Broomfield, has eight studio apartments for young people who have emancipated from the foster care system without families


Inside Colorado’s attempt to police the growing number of homeless camps in national forests

More homeless camps have been popping up in Colorado’s national forests during the pandemic


Students who kept Colorado’s resort-town economies alive during COVID are now headed back to school

As seasonal workers return to classrooms, merchants cut hours and service in Telluride, Crested Butte and Breckenridge.


Here comes Hayden: One of Colorado’s last down-valley ski towns to pop is having its moment

Town leaders are preparing for an influx of newcomers while working to maintain their ranching heritage and small-town vibe.


Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs

Among the 113 largest cities examined by researchers for a decade only two qualified as "integrated." One of them was Colorado Springs. Denver ranked as "highly segregated"


Ouray County can’t keep up with monitoring its short-term rentals. Here’s how the mountain community is trying to adapt.

With the boom in real estate and construction, the Land Use and Planning office is “lucky we keep up with our day-to-day workload"


U.S. preparing new 60-day eviction ban due to COVID spread

The new 60-day eviction moratorium would protect areas heavily impacted by the coronavirus, where about 90% of the U.S. population lives


In the shadow of a ski resort, Steamboat Springs mobile home residents have been without power for 50 days

Residents of the Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park lost power in mid-June after an electrical fire. The park is now the subject of a state investigation.

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