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Five Southwest Colorado startups unveiled

Five new Southwest Colorado startups were unveiled this week to investors, and two young companies offered presentations seeking a second round of funding. The firms were part of the 2019 class of...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A rainy week expected in Southwest Colorado

Finally: A rainy week is expected ahead of us in Southwest Colorado. “Last week was the first sign of a transition from a summer to a fall and winter weather pattern, and you’ll see more of that...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home dwellers left behind after 2013 Colorado floods

GREELEY — When the floodwaters in 2013 subsided, tens of thousands of evacuees along Colorado’s Front Range returned to see what happened to their homes. One of them was Amanda Anderson. “All of it...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Key findings of the mobile home series

This project is the result of an ambitious, first-of-its-kind collaboration between The Durango Herald, The Colorado Sun and more than a dozen Colorado news organizations. Newspaper, online, radio,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents of Greeley-area mobile home park feel abandoned

GREELEY — Steve Spencer has lived in the Hill-N-Park subdivision in unincorporated Weld County on and off since he was 16. At 42, Spencer is thinking about moving his family after issues in the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home parks become immigrants’ home away from home

AVON — The Aspens Mobile Home Village sits on a wedge of land tucked between eastbound I-70 and the Eagle River in the mountains near Vail. The park is easy to miss in the blur of freeway speeds —...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire can be deadly drawback of living in mobile homes

GREELEY — For many with low or fixed incomes, mobile homes provide an affordable housing option that’s hard to beat as housing costs continue to rise in Colorado. But that affordability can come at...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile homesick: Aurora struggles trying to help renters

AURORA — More than a year ago, Aurora was blazing trails in how to handle the battle between mobile home park owners and helpless renters. Now, Aurora lawmakers, like so many across the state, are...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home owners vulnerable as investors swoop in

ASPEN — When the time came for her to sell the mobile home park she and her son owned near Aspen, 89-year-old Harriett Noyes had two big offers and an even bigger decision: Take nearly $30 million...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home parks help keep housing affordable in Aspen

ASPEN — While the existence of five mobile home parks in Colorado’s wealthiest county might come as a surprise, they are an integral part of Pitkin County’s affordable housing system. Aspen first...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Collins leaders want to reform mobile home parks

FORT COLLINS — Fort Collins leaders are taking advantage of a reshuffled city council lineup to dust off proposed mobile home park reforms that have long failed to gain traction. The policies...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosie the Riveter memorialized in Durango

Shelly Hartney was in sixth grade in 1945 when the United States and Allied powers defeated Nazi-occupied Germany, imperial Japan and the Axis powers. She grew up in a wealthy neighborhood and felt...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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