FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Colorado Public Radio:The unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation and the population along the Front Range is booming. It’s easy to see the impact of a strong economy in Denver. Construction cranes are up all over the city and it’s harder than ever to find affordable housing.But it’s a different story in many parts of western Colorado.Many rural communities on Colorado’s Western Slope are struggling to survive. The loss of coal jobs is forcing many there to make tough choices.The shrinking started in the mid-1980s, when most of the uranium jobs went away. More recently, the New Horizon coal mine closed earlier this year, and the Tri-State Power Plant is set to shut down by 2022 at the latest. When that happens, Epright expects to lose another 100 students. It could also mean the loss of 70 percent of the area’s tax base.“It’s definitely one of those important things of trying to find something to stabilize our community,” he said.Case is also looking for stability. She works as a substitute teacher and her husband is a mechanic. But they expect his job to end next year and substitute teaching doesn’t pay well.“They can keep me busy, but you to raise a family, you can’t raise a family as a substitute teacher,” she said. “Everybody’s depressed. They know what’s going to happen but we don’t know exactly when, and I try not to think about it because I’ll just sit down and cry.”While Case has some time to figure things out, many other don’t. Changing industries in coal counties like Montrose and Delta have left a ticking timer behind.Some are looking at tourism and agriculture as possible ways to attract and keep people in the Western Slope. But will that be enough? More: Losing Jobs In Colorado’s Coal Country, What’s Next? As Colorado’s Coal Industry Fades, Small Towns Grasp for Hope
15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango HillHowever, he loved its unique features more, including the glass wall in one of the bedrooms that overlooks the pool.“I just think that it’s great, but I like the crafty stuff,” he said. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill“Anyone that walks into it just falls in love with it – just like we did,” Mr Bruce said.He said his wife’s favourite part of the home was the kitchen with its stone island benchtop and butler’s pantry. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango HillMARK and Sharon Bruce couldn’t resist the sleek style and sophistication of this home.The couple bought the four-bedroom house at 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill, about five years ago when it was a display home.They were looking to invest in the area so when they came across this place, they snapped it up quickly.“The suburb at that stage was going to be developed,” he said. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill“(The house) was only handed back to us in May last year.”The couple bought the modern home as an investment property, but have been tempted to move in themselves.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 201915 Capestone Boulevard, Mango Hill“We would live in it but it’s a little bit too far out (from work) for us,” he said.Mr Bruce said it would make the perfect family home because it was spacious.All four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes while there are multiple living areas for everyone to spread out.The covered outdoor entertaining area boasts a built-in barbecue and overlooks the swimming pool. 15 Capestone Boulevard, Mango HillHe said cafes and restaurants, schools, public transport and shops, including Westfield North Lakes, were within walking distance.“It’s a house in the perfect location, especially now because the train line is there,” he said.
Defending champion Ateneo seeks to extend its unbeaten start to nine games, while Far Eastern U and University of the East aim to sustain their winning runs on Wednesday in UAAP men’s basketball action at Smart Araneta Coliseum.While the Blue Eagles have remained untouchable so far this season, the race to the Final Four is shaping up to be wild and frenetic with the second to seventh placed teams only separated by two wins.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect “What we have now, this team, embodies the ‘Be Brave’ spirit of FEU,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela. “It’s a team that fights until the end, that doesn’t just give up … They might not be as talented as the other teams, but our team spirit gives us a chance in the endgame.” View comments MOST READ Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Eagles, who have won seven of their eight games by double-digit margins, face an Adamson team desperately seeking to end a two-game slide at 4 p.m.The Tamaraws hope to avenge their first round loss to National U at 10:30 a.m, before the Red Warriors gun for a third consecutive victory against University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manAs it stands, the Tamaraws and Growling Tigers are tied for third with La Salle with 4-4 records, while the Falcons are tied with the Warriors at sixth spot with 3-5 records.The game against the Bulldogs is still part of a tough stretch for the Tamaraws, who are facing teams that have beaten them in the first round in their first four games of the second phase of the elimination round. An 82-79 overtime victory over University of the Philippines last Sunday has given the Tamaraws renewed confidence. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Awitan; 82