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A Western Colorado professor’s mosquito book created so much buzz that it brought him to tears

GRAND JUNCTION — Timothy Winegard has plastic mosquitoes stuck on his office door. Books about mosquitoes are packed onto more than one shelf above his desk. A file box, Sharpie-marked “mosquitoes,” sits beside his desk. Mosquito-related events crowd his computer calendar. And mosquito messages clog his email. So, is this Colorado Mesa University assistant history […]

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado More than a third of Colorado students who graduated from high school in 2017 were flagged as needing additional help in reading or math to do college-level work. This number has barely budged in the 17 years that the Colorado Department of Higher Education has reported on developmental education needs, […]

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How does a rural Colorado county with three people per square mile send 30 students to an Ivy League institution?

In the spring of 1990, when Amy Newnam learned she’d been accepted to Princeton University, she felt a quiver of excitement at attaining the goal she’d set in seventh grade and worked hard at Trinidad High School to bring to fruition. Then came fear. Doubt crept in where confidence once lived, and suddenly New Jersey […]