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Lewis Kendall

28 March 2018

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Bozeman, Montana looks to Fort Collins, Colorado for strategies on what to do -- and what not to do -- when tackling urban planning for rapid expansion. While Fort Collins planned for growth by creating tasks forces t...

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Maddy Butcher

20 February 2018

Mancos, Colorado, United States

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In Mancos, Colorado, the school board voted “no” to arming school staff in the traditionally Western town. Across the United States, the question of arming teachers is being brought up as a response to the increase in...

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Mark Fogarty

5 February 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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A private company called Travois acts as a bridge between tribes and private investors in order to help make affordable housing more accessible in tribal homelands across the West. The company brings investors to trib...

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Eric Dietrich

10 January 2018

Philipsburg, Montana, United States

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While many rural towns have struggled to retain residents and jobs, Philipsburg, Montana has enjoyed a newly bustling downtown because of tourism brought to the town by businesses with long-term advertising and renewa...

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Eric Dietrich

9 January 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Despite the brain drain struggle that some Montana small towns face, young professionals are finding reasons to move back to the state and towns they call home. Some towns have tried specific strategies, such as promo...

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Maya L. Kapoor

11 December 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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As wildfires become increasingly more prevalent and powerful, researchers in New Mexico are turning their attention to mitigation successes from ancestral generations. By implementing some of these methods such as sel...

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John Miller

31 October 2017

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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Small towns like Farmington, New Mexico take advantage of federal funds from Main Street America and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Act in order to revitalize their town centers and boost their local economies. Farmin...

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Leah Todd

24 October 2017

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

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Historically there has been stigma and pushback to bilingual and immigrant programs, but some counties are starting to embrace diversity as key to economic development. Greater diversity spurs innovation, entrepreneur...

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Leah Todd

16 October 2017

Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States

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Rural counties across the West are grappling with how to entice more young people to remain local, but a few counties demonstrate what it takes to succeed. By focusing on niche tourism industries, education, and housi...

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Krista Langlois

18 September 2017

Homer, Alaska, United States

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Historically, farming has been very difficult in Alaska, making certain food products very expensive, and leading to a lack of locally grown food. However, due to climate change and new technology, farming is increasi...

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Sarah Amandolare

18 September 2017

El Desemboque, Mexico

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A group who is being affected the most by climate change in the Sonoran Desert is also working to fight climate change using both tradition and new technology. The Seri are a small tribe whose ecological knowledge ha...

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Joshua Zaffos

18 September 2017

Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, the economic development is closely linked to the coal industry. Forty percent of the coal is being mined in this state. However, the industry is declining and many people are losing their jobs. To adjust ...

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Maya L. Kapoor

18 September 2017

Puget Sound, Washington, United States

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The oceans are acidifying at an alarming rate due to human-influenced climate change, and the effects are proving detrimental to our food chain and the marine ecosystem - especially shellfish, which are literally crum...

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Kate Schimel

4 September 2017

Washington, United States

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Removing dams pays back dividends by restoring ecological diversity. In Washington State, the decommissioning of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams began a decades-long process of restoring the Elwha River’s floodplain....

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Sarah Gilman

26 June 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado is home to 54 fourteeners – mountains that rise to 14,000 feet high or higher and serve as popular routes for many avid hikers despite not having designed trails. To keep hikers safe while also preserving pla...

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Jeremy Lybarger

19 April 2017

Sebastopol, California, United States

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California looks to the Bank of North Dakota as a model to launch a public bank for the cannabis industry. While the Bank of North Dakota is the only public bank in the country thus far, California's cannabis industry...

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Lyndsey Gilpin

15 November 2016

Delta, Colorado, United States

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A local energy cooperative in Colorado, Delta Montrose Electric Association, is spurring economic development through renewable energy. The program has allowed Delta County to diversify energy sources, and has become ...

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Brian Calvert

15 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A number of problems continue to challenge rural agriculture in the western United States. These include connecting people who grow the food with the people that need to eat the food, food waste worsening greenhouse g...

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Leah Todd

15 November 2016

Trinidad, Colorado, United States

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Many small towns in Colorado who have previously struggled economically are now benefitting from the legal marijuana industry. The marijuana sales tax is helping towns pay for infrastructure and development efforts. H...

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Leah Todd

15 November 2016

Hobbs, New Mexico, United States

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Lea County, New Mexico felt the downfall of the oil industry deeply; now, towns like Hobbs rebuild their economic infrastructure by investing in alternative energy plants as well as affordable housing for its resident...

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Kate Schimel

10 October 2016

Paonia, Colorado, United States

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In 2011, the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), an education advocacy and research organization, launched the Colorado Legacy Schools project. The program funded innovative ways to increase the number and diversity ...

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Leah Todd

10 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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To address the lack of available WiFi outside of school settings, a local college in Farmington, New Mexico, offers students the ability to check out wireless hotspots for one week at a time, While the school's resour...

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Lyndsey Gilpin

9 October 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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The Migrant Education Program, which offers educational and social services to migrant worker families in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, is growing in popularity among the valley’s migrant worker population, and has rece...

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Leah Todd

8 October 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A New Mexico network of native schools, called the NACA-Inspired Schools Network, addresses the failure of traditional schooling to incorporate native culture into lessons by designing a culturally relevant curriculum...

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Lyndsey Gilpin

5 September 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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To develop the next generation of producers, the Young Farmers Coalition non-profit is now pushing Congress and individual state legislatures to take a big step: forgiving farmers’ student loans.

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