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Medicine Horse Center - Horses Helping People

Horses are gentle beings that often incite powerful emotional reactions in humans; people seem to love them or fear them. Love and fear are two emotions at the heart of many of life’s greater issues. Herd animals are often considered naturally empathetic. Empathy helps create a relationship between horse and rider in which both become attuned and yield to the other. The Medicine Horse Center combines the psychological and therapeutic benefits of working with horses with a mental health staff of licensed therapists to offer Equine therapy.

by Haley Griffis, the July 7, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

At Half-Past Three, a Single Bird

Every March, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Monte Vista, Colorado, to spend six weeks resting before continuing their northward migration, a spectacle which draws tourists from across the globe and causes the population of Monte Vista to nearly double in size. So how did I find myself driving along a dirt road scouring the landscape for a single bird?

by Mari Tanabe, the June 23, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

For the Love of Colorado

While I never doubted my sense of home at Colorado College, it’s only now that the state of Colorado feels like home. Maybe it was as simple as fully unpacking my belongings in my “adult” apartment rather than hoarding books, out of season clothes and childhood photos in boxes, anticipating the next move to a new dorm room. I suspect, however, I now feel at home in Colorado because I spend my days working at El Pomar Foundation.

by Ann Fenley, the April 18, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Escuela de Guadelupe Expands

Four miles doesn't sound far, but in two short years the school has moved into the heart of the community they serve and is expanding one grade at a time

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 27, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Grantee Highlight: The Challenge Foundation

Academic ability, ambition, and demonstrated grit are the qualities The Challenge Foundation looks for in scholars. See how the organization is supporting students from grade six through College

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 27, 2017, 4:46 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.

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