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Colorado Voices: Mountain Town Housing Crisis

Increasing housing prices, rent, construction costs, more remote workers and short-term rental (STR) properties have created an environment that is making our state’s beloved mountain towns practically impossible to live in for the people who are at the heart of the community. 

 

Rocky Mountain PBS has found affordable housing is practically non-existent in several cities and towns. We went to the towns to hear how people are coping with the crisis and solutions that are being attempted.

 

"Colorado Voices: Mountain Town Housing Crisis" aired on Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS. You can watch the full episode below.

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Colorado Voices: Mountain Town Housing Crisis

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In episode one, learn about the history, identity, culture, resistance, and stewardship of natural resources that are centered in the south San Luis Valley. 

 

Episode two of Colorado Voices features farmworkers from around the state who shared stories about their lives, health and safety.

 

The third episode explores the processes and mindsets of some of our state's artists. Hear from five different people who use paint, murals, dance, comic books and more to express themselves and communicate their message. 

 

Episode four examined the dark history and the reckoning currently happening at Fort Lewis College as it was one of the country's Indian Boarding Schools. 

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