rural Colorado

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

The Colorado county with the highest coronavirus infection rate is now on the Eastern Plains

Morgan County has more confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases and deaths than Larimer County despite having a population that’s about one twelfth the size

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

The view from a hospital on Colorado’s Eastern Plains as it works to avoid being overrun by coronavirus

“If we start getting a whole bunch of illness within our staff,” said Dr. Lindsey Paulson, who has worked in Wray for a decade, “I think then we’re sort of sunk.”

Technology Primary category in which blog post is published

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

The new 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete -- and run by a regional government council. It’s the opposite of what a state law intended 15 years ago

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus made us all “preppers.” And people who’ve been doing it for years aren’t saying “we told you so.”

Fortitude Ranch, a chain of affordable prepper country clubs with two locations the Colorado mountains, sold out of space once the gravity of COVID-19 spread.

Technology Primary category in which blog post is published

Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Even if you make more than minimum wage, this updated Colorado rule could affect you

After 10 months of debate and public input, the revised pay standards are adopted; increase to minimum salary threshold is delayed to 2021.

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Polar Express rings in the holiday season, but wide-ranging themes power Colorado tourist trains year round

From weddings to murder mysteries, day trips to overnight excursions, rail with a special touch helps rev rural Colorado’s engine

News Primary category in which blog post is published

How Colorado’s rural communities could benefit from $600 million in federal broadband grants

Dove Creek is the first in Colorado to be awarded the grant money, with two more communities crossing their fingers that they'll cash in as well