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Data Sense: It’s time for Routt County nonprofits to shine

This is the year for our Northwest Colorado region to be host to the most influential nonprofit conference in the state: Rural Philanthropy Days, which is a collaborative program that builds excellence among the nonprofit and social service agencies that support our communities.

Data Sense: Yampa Valley electricity use surges ahead

A recent Yampa Valley Data Partners analysis of Yampa Valley Electricity Association data indicates that electricity use in the valley has continued to grow steadily throughout the past several years even while many other economic and social indicators moved down in the wake of the Great Recession.

Data Sense: Little change in students’ risky behaviors

A recent survey of Routt County kids shows that sexual and drug-related behaviors have not changed much in the past year.

Data Sense: Mix of local jobs changes as labor market strengthens

The local labor market is on the mend. The Routt County unemployment rate in June was 6.6 percent. This is down from the rate of 7.7 percent in June 2012 but still well above the ultra-low rate of 2.2 percent experienced in March 2007.

Data Sense: What is the real population?

If you look up the 2010 census population numbers for each town, you will get exact population of people living in the town limits. The U.S. Census Bureau also tracks population centers in rural areas.

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