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Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County
Cheyenne County

In rural towns like Kit Carson, a housing and development conundrum born of rising costs, disrepair — and lots of asbestos

As existing home stock deteriorates, locals struggle to reconcile needed business development with sparse affordable housing. A small town’s future can hang in the balance.

Housing

Coronavirus has struck construction sites across Colorado, including a school and off-campus housing project

Two workers from a landscaping company have died. Nursing home deaths have reached 932, but there are now twice as many resolved nursing home outbreaks as active ones.

Coronavirus

Colorado’s new strategy to prevent child sexual abuse zeroes in on every ZIP code

The child advocacy organization Illuminate Colorado is funding a program to train at least 5% of the population in each county

Health

Coronavirus collapsed America’s food system, but created “a pivotal and magical moment” for locavores

The frailty of industrial agriculture was exposed when restaurants and huge meat processing plants closed. But Colorado farmers and ranchers have responded to spur a return to locally produced meat and potatoes.

Business

Colorado’s rural pharmacies wrestle against big business to remain community cornerstones

1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.

Business