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News stories from the past 60 days.

How One Colorado Town Is Tackling Suicide Prevention — Starting With The Kids
Oct 23, 2018 - Features a rural Colorado community that responded to a number of teen suicides with suicide prevention efforts in the schools. Eight of the ten states with the highest rates of suicide are in the mountain west, prompting the region to be called "the suicide belt".
Source: NPR
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New Grant Seeks to Increase Rural Teacher Retention
Oct 22, 2018 - The University of Denver (DU) Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Center for Rural School Health & Education (CRSHE) has received funding to increase the mental health workforce in rural schools, thus providing students with the mental health support services they need and allowing teachers to focus more time on the academic development of the students. The hope is to increase teacher retention rates over the long-term by providing support to alleviate the pressure for teachers to meet the academic and mental health needs of their students on their own.
Source: University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education, Center for Rural School Health & Education
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A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs
Oct 19, 2018 - Discusses the positive impact of a local company working to expand broadband and hiring laid off coal miners in a rural Colorado town. Not only did it prevent many miners from having to leave the town, it improved the broadband infrastructure of the town, bringing in newcomers and providing more economic opportunity for existing residents.
Source: NPR
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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States
Sep 19, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $398.5 million through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program to improve rural electric service in 13 states. This includes investments in smart grid technology to increase system efficiencies.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Last Updated: 10/26/2018