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BC-CO--Colorado Member Exchange Digest, CO

January 17, 2019

This week’s Colorado AP Member Exchange package. Please refer to national wire digests for other enterprise.

RESTAURANTS-SUPPORT GROUP

DURANGO, Colo. _ Restaurant workers face high-pressure, low pay, odd hours and sometimes unrelenting working conditions. As a result, those employees tend to be more susceptible to stress, unhealthy drinking habits and mental health issues. To help service workers, Rowan Blaisdell, a former chef, and Blaine Bailey, a cook at Ska Brewing, are starting In the Weeds, a group for restaurant workers to talk about struggles and shared passions. The group hopes to create a positive community among restaurant workers to brainstorm healthy ways to cope with stress, said Blaisdell, a licensed clinical social worker. By Mary Shinn, The Durango Herald.

DENVER DENSIFICATION

DENVER _ Tent-hunting at REI, Jackie Von Feldt and her friends lamented that they choke inside booming Denver and were preparing an escape. They wanted peace, and calming views, with room to roam and starlit night coolness they could savor in silence. So they pored over an array of ultra-light shelters for a trip into Colorado’s mountain wilderness that, hopefully, wouldn’t entail too much traffic. By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post.

REPARATION PAYMENTS

CENTENNIAL _ Reparations. It’s the idea that white Americans should pay a moral debt to black Americans to compensate for slavery, Jim Crow and institutionalized racism. By Ann Marie Awad, Colorado Public Radio.

DOUGHNUT SHOP SAMARITANS

MONUMENT _ By the time Erin Monyek gets rolling on her overnight baking gig at Horseshoe Donuts, the cozy Monument retail plaza off Colorado 105 where the shop is located is a delicious-smelling, and mostly empty, place. Shoppers and diners have gone home, and other late-night visitors are an uncommon sight here, a stone’s throw from the police department and about 20 miles from the region’s major homeless resource agencies in Colorado Springs. By Stephanie Earls, The Gazette.

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