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“I can’t do this to myself anymore”: Pandemic stress has driven some Colorado teachers to leave the classroom

As anxiety, depression and thoughts of quitting rise among teachers, districts are taking small steps to help them cope.


Skilled workers are needed in the San Luis Valley. A new college program could be an answer.

Students in one of Colorado’s poorest regions will soon be able to get a CSU engineering degree without leaving their hometown


Colorado businesses relied on sidewalk extensions to make a profit during COVID. They may be here to stay.

Parklets that became commonplace during the pandemic could become permanent fixtures on revitalized Main Streets across the state.


In the San Luis Valley, a small town is using civic engagement to improve lives

A program that teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed has graduated people into leadership and entrepreneurial roles throughout the valley.


Missing southern Colorado woman found in hidden grave

Cheyenne Goins, 21, was reported missing by her family on Aug. 12

Crime and Courts

How southern Colorado is working to bridge the digital divide in schools

One in 20 Colorado students live in a home without internet access. Most of those houses have elementary school age kids and are in rural or low-income areas.


Adre Baroz charged with killing 5th person in southern Colorado

Baroz is charged in the deaths of Korina Arroyo, Myron Martinez, Shayla Hammel, Selena Esquibel and Xaiver Zeven Garcia


Colorado school districts look toward summer to help their students make up for coronavirus learning loss

A group of Colorado school districts and educators is calling for summer planning to start now, with a community-wide approach across the state


Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.

Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.


Colorado judge weighs dropping charges against Danish man accused of starting massive wildfire


Smaller Colorado providers are boosting students’ broadband speeds — and helping parents block TikTok

Jade Communications in Alamosa has been helping customers deal with pandemic-related problems — even as bigger ISPs hang back


Two more men arrested in San Luis Valley discovery of three sets of human remains

Julius Anthony Baroz faces murder charges and CJ Walter Dominguez is accused of kidnapping, tampering with human remains. Prosecutors add charges for Adre “Psycho” Baroz, too.


Students disappeared from classes when they lost internet. A rural Colorado school district’s creativity got them back online.

Alamosa School District saw no end to the growing digital divide, as parents lost jobs. Then the community came together for a temporary solution.


Thousands of families redshirted their preschoolers and kindergarteners. Will they swell Colorado schools next fall?

Districts could face larger classes of young learners come 2021, which may result in bigger class sizes or hiring challenges amid strapped budgets.


Rural Colorado communities vow to keep their schools open, even as coronavirus cases rise

Without evidence of the virus spreading in their schools, some districts will continue in-person learning. Their leaders worry what will happen to kids if they don’t.


Police search for suspect after three people’s remains are found in San Luis Valley

Adre “Psycho” Jordan Baroz, a 26-year-old from Conejos County, is wanted in connection with the deaths

Crime and Courts

Air pollution, asthma rates in Colorado’s San Luis Valley are a growing concern

About 14% of San Luis Valley children suffer from asthma, which is a medically significant higher number than the 12% U.S. average. Can monitoring air quality help?


Colorado’s substitute teacher shortage, worsened by coronavirus, could force some schools to close. Again.

Districts are finding creative ways to fill the gap, leaning on their own teachers, administrators and even parents to sub


Lack of child care prevents moms from getting drug treatment in Colorado. Here comes “RV Honey.”

The first-of-its-kind program will send RVs renovated as child care classrooms to drug and mental health centers in Denver and the San Luis Valley.


How one of Colorado’s smallest Black Lives Matter protests became its most violent

A 27-year-old lawyer participating in a crosswalk protest is accused of shooting a man in the head as he drove through an intersection.

Politics and Government
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