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Tiny Branson rallied for a football field of dreams — and scored big for the unifying power of small-town sports

BRANSON — Whatever drama surrounded Saturday’s matchup of unbeaten six-man high school football teams did not last long. The Branson/Kim Bearcats scored early and often and dominated Deer Trail on the way to a 72-14 victory. But the Bearcats had cause to celebrate even before the kickoff. Seven years after the school resurrected its six-man […]

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Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

SILVER CLIFF  – The vacant lot along First, Second and Third streets is lined by wooden stakes that delineate the Bobcat Subdivision, a site for affordable housing in this southern Colorado town.  Eventually, this area could be filled with more than a dozen homes with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. This […]