Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

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Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

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Students in the Southern Ute Head Start program in Ignacio play a game. Head Start will be closing because the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has decided to end funding for the program. A new preschool may open in January, but it will serve far fewer students.

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Students in the Southern Ute Head Start program in Ignacio play a game. Head Start will be closing because the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has decided to end funding for the program. A new preschool may open in January, but it will serve far fewer students.

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Lainey Espinosa, a teacher at Southern Ute Head Start, plays with Darren Brunson, 4, during class. The Head Start program is among those divisions of the Southern Colorado Community Action Agency that will see layoffs.

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Glayds Todeschi, a teacher at Southern Ute Head Start, holds Sofia Porambo, 8 months old, as Elijah Sturdivant, 13 months old, sleeps in the infant care room. The proposed Southern Colorado Community Action Agency preschool will not be able to offer infant and toddler care.

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Cassius Lewis, 5, jumps off the playground equipment at Southern Ute Head Start. A new proposed preschool may open in the former Pine River Community Learning Center building on Candelaria Drive.

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

New buses are transporting passengers from Durango to Grand Junction on the state-funded regional bus line. Southern Colorado Community Action Agency is contracted with the state to provide the regional service.
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