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Colorado News Connection

  • Governor Jared Polis stopped just outside Lake City in remote Hinsdale County yesterday to visit Peninsula Park on Lake San Cristobal. Laura Palmisano was there. Plus, as reporter Eric Galatas explains, mountain resort towns are seeing the pros and cons of attracting the wealthiest residents.
  • It's been a hard couple of years. Many people are struggling with mental health or addictions. Kate Redmond speaks with Kathleen Burnell, a Center for Mental Health clinician in the area, who offers an innovative program. Plus, Eric Galatas reports Colorado officials say now is the time to prepare for wildfires in your neighborhood.
  • At last week’s Paonia Board of Trustees meeting, while the town’s attorney was parsing definitions of the water moratorium that remains in place, some trustees and members of the public sought more data on the town's water supply, hoping to find a way to move past the restrictions. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers have taken steps to help more people with disabilities attend college.
  • At last week’s Paonia Board of Trustees meeting, while the town’s attorney was parsing definitions of the water moratorium that remains in place, some trustees and members of the public sought more data on the town's water supply, hoping to find a way to move past the restrictions. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers have taken steps to help more people with disabilities attend college.
  • Colorado lawmakers, health professionals, and grassroots advocates held a virtual press conference on Monday to discuss the Get the Lead Our of School Drinking Water Act.
  • Demonstrators took to the streets in Denver on Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Eric Galatas reports for Colorado News Connection.
  • Sharing Ministries Food Bank serves five counties on the Western Slope. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the food bank based in Montrose has seen a 32 percent increase in new client visits. Laura Palmisano speaks to their director about how they're coping at the same time volunteerism has gone down. Plus, Eric Galatas reports Congress has a chance to chart a new path for public-lands management by fixing a system that many say has prioritized oil and gas profits above all other uses, including outdoor recreation.
  • A citizen's initiative petition is circulating in Paonia. Kate Redmond sat down with co-author Bill Brunner to learn more. Plus, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time of year for former foster youth. CASA of the 7th Judicial District will host an open house on December 14th at 1st Place on Palmer Street. The new facility, opening later this month, offers six fully furnished units of supportive housing for young people who are aging out of foster care.
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