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Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

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Three State Agencies are Auditing the Troubled Mental Health Center for 10 Western Slope Counties

Three state agencies have launched a joint audit of Mind Springs Health, sending state investigators to review documents and financial records at the nonprofit mental health agency for 10 Western Slope counties. The organization, one of 17 regional community mental health centers that receive millions of dollars each year in public funding, has been at the forefront of criticism as policymakers look to revamp Colorado’s behavioral health safety-net system. Mind Springs, which serves residents from Summit County to Mesa County, was the subject of a recent Colorado News Collaborative investigation that found local officials — including the Summit County jail — were ending contracts with the mental health center. Public...
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The Rock That Makes the Ripple

Dear reader, I’m in my 50s. I’ve been a journalist for more than half my life....
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What Happened in Colorado’s Media World in 2021

If 2020 was a bruiser for the local media business with layoffs, furloughs, and deep cuts from...
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Widening the Pipeline 2022 Fellowship

▪︎ APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB. 6, 2022 ▪︎ FELLOWSHIP: MARCH 2022 TO FEBRUARY 2023 ▪︎ Apply...
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