San Luis Valley

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

How do you study online without a computer or internet access? It’s a reality for many Colorado kids.

As school districts roll out online learning after coronavirus shut down schools, about 55,000 Colorado students don’t have access to a device and 64,000 don’t have access to the internet

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner introduces bill adding 40,038 acres of wilderness to Rio Grande National Forest

The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Additions Act marks Gardner's first-ever wilderness bill for Colorado and would add more than 40,000 acres of wilderness in the San Luis Valley 

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado wants to ensure coronavirus won’t affect low-income, minority communities disproportionately

Past research on pandemics show inequities by race, ethnicity and income groups in everything from the level of exposure to the pathogen, to health care outcomes

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

From rationing masks to polishing emergency plans, here’s how Colorado hospitals are preparing for the coronavirus

Hospitals are required to have plans for emergencies like a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Donald Valdez abandons congressional bid, seeks reelection to Colorado legislature

Valdez, a La Jara Democrat, announced his candidacy in the 3rd Congressional District over the summer, but raised little money before ending his attempt to unseat Republican Scott Tipton

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

As metro Denver grows, another caller wants to tap the vast aquifer under the San Luis Valley

Politically well-connected Renewable Water Resources has Gov. Bill Owens in its court, but a coalition of water warriors has fended off two other attempts

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Rural Colorado struggles to find foster homes as new federal law seeks to keep more kids out of group settings

Only 13 families volunteer in the vast, six-county San Luis Valley, where poverty presents one of several obstacles to placement