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Health disparities drive Ute Mountain Ute plan for new grocery store, workforce center

In Towaoc, capital of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, there are about 347 households and no place within 15 miles to shop for fresh, healthy food. That’s a significant barrier to improving health in a community where rates of obesity and diabetes are nearly three times higher than the rest of Colorado. An ambitious plan […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

To quell the panic and anxiety of coronavirus, I seek survivor’s discipline and take note of details

  As a writer, I think I should be writing about the pandemic. But I don’t want to. Not that I haven’t written in my daily journal about my fears and questions over the last two months, but I wrestle with perspective, with what exactly exists in between the drumbeats of COVID-19 and the requisite rhythms […]

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I went on a terrifying journey — to the grocery store

Coronavirus blues Daydreaming in aisle fivetoothpaste and shampoosilent sparkling commerceair conditionedred arrows on scuffed white tilea guide in the labyrinthwhole aisles are wastelandshandwritten signs: OUT OF STOCKno one looks at menot masked employeesshufflingignoring everyoneafraidnot shopperssome unmaskedaggressivecenter-of-the-universeothers kind, warmsmiling behind masksat the absurditya blackbird loops above the bakeryscouting crumbsI’ve been here too longthey don’t have what […]