Regional Reflections: Healthy Living in the San Juans

"In a land of jagged peaks, open farmland, and arid desert, it's hard to question how the San Juan region boasts such hardy people." Read about Regional Fellow Trevor Zalkind's recent trip to the San Juan Region.

by Trevor Zalkind, the Oct. 31, 2016, 5:26 p.m.

Success at the Top of the Pyramid

For decades awareness has been increasing about the importance of early childhood development. Research abounds with data showing the correlation between well designed, positive influences on young children and their ultimate overall success in school and beyond.

by Hap Channell , the Oct. 31, 2016, 4:42 p.m.

Region 10 Broadband Project Update

Chris Kennedy, the new Regional Broadband Project Director hired by Region 10, brings over 25 years of experience in integrating telecommunication technology systems and developing successful models of implementation. His position is funded in part by a $75,000 grant awarded to Region 10 by the San Juan Regional Council

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 31, 2016, 2:27 p.m.

Outgrowing a Library: CMU Expands Tomlinson because of Expanding Enrollment

In the last eight years alone, Colorado Mesa University has nearly doubled its student enrollment. The high level of matriculation, while a good thing for the university and education in the state of Colorado, created strain on many spaces on campus, especially Tomlinson Library.

by Samantha Albert, the Oct. 31, 2016, 9:46 a.m.

Collaboration and a Hubcap

Imagine you are trapped in your car, overnight, in the midst of a forty degree below zero blizzard. Which item is most important for your survival: hubcaps, a knife, or beef jerky?

by Mari Tanabe, the Oct. 17, 2016, 11:44 a.m.

Moving from Talk to Action

As a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow in the Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative, I am one among 1,000 Fellows accepted from a pool of more than 49,000 applicants. After six weeks of studies in leadership, entrepreneurship and business at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, I I have been lucky to be placed at El Pomar, a “Foundation for Colorado,” where I learned how conversation in the community can prepare leaders to take action.

by Emile Uwezowamungu, the Oct. 5, 2016, 12:18 p.m.

Southwest Fellows Reconnecting with Roots

Ginni Hill and Julia Lawton, the Fellows working with the Southwest Regional Council, have a stronger affiliation with their region than most El Pomar Fellows. From Cortez and Durango, respectively, the two share their gratitude and reflect on the unique opportunity to contribute in their home communities through El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships Program.

by Julia Lawton, the Sept. 29, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

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