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Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle

Several behavioral health providers say they will no longer treat Medicaid patients after 199 providers received letters ordering them to return payment for therapy already completed.

Health

He bought land in Park County before he could afford to build a home. So, he dug a hole there instead and lives in it.

Plots of land in Park County can be found for less than $10,000, but the cost of building or buying a home there is very high

Housing

FBI investigates Asian American teen’s death in Park County as a hate crime

Maggie Long death was ruled a homicide and authorities later released composite sketches of at least three men they were believed involved in her death. No arrests have been made.

Crime and Courts

Park County’s only primary care doctor retired 8 years ago. A replacement still hasn’t been found.

It’s a stark example of the persistent difficulty in recruiting young talent for the daunting workloads facing Colorado’s most isolated medical outposts.

Health

70-year-old Colorado man arrested in 1982 murders of two women

Alan Lee Phillips, of the mountain hamlet of Dumont, was being held in Park County Jail on suspicion of killing Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29.

Crime and Courts

Colorado authorities use DNA to identify body found in 1974

Park County Coroner David E. Kintz Jr. on Tuesday identified the man as 45-year-old Anthony John Armbrust III of San Diego

News

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

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.

Growth

“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive

Democrats are proposing a state fund for pay increases while Republican lawmakers want to give bonuses to high-performing teachers. But, either way, the path for state funds to reach teacher paychecks remains tricky.

Education

Old mining shacks are becoming backcountry ski huts in Colorado’s high country

The North London Mill preservation project in Park County aims to use a long-abandoned gold mill site for outdoor education as part of rural Colorado's shift from extraction to recreation

Outdoors

Pilot of plane that crashed in Colorado mountains, went undiscovered for months blamed for fatal wreck

Quentin Aschoff, a 67-year-old from Bend, Oregon, died in the wreck of his single-engine Cessna 210 on April 4, 2018, near Alma

News

Teachers in Park County end strike without pay raises or a contract

This marks the end of the longest teacher strike in Colorado in decades and the first in recent years to end without any meaningful concessions from the district

Education

Park County teacher strike enters its second week, even as classes resume

District officials announced Sunday that schools would be open to students starting Monday, with the help of substitute teachers and support staff

Education

Teachers’ strike continues for second day in Park County

This is the third teacher strike in Colorado in the last 18 months

Education

Park County teachers plan to strike Monday after negotiations break down

The union received legal clearance to strike from the state Department of Labor and Employment in late September and set an official strike date of Oct. 14

Education

Park County teachers set one-week strike deadline

The decision to announce a strike date raises the stakes for negotiations currently set for Wednesday

Education

On the verge of Colorado’s third teacher strike, one mountain district waits in limbo

A Park County teacher strike is looming even though the school board in May approved raises for this school year that average 6.5%

Education