San Luis Valley

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Record spending, flat visitation suggest Colorado’s campaign for sustainable tourism is paying off

Surveys show Colorado is persuading spendthrift visitors to venture beyond the beaten tracks

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Can rangeland apprenticeships stem the exodus of Colorado ranchers and keep America fed?

The average American farmer is 58 years old. Many inherited their generations-old operations from parents and grandparents, but now find they don't have anyone who wants to take over.

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This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.