eastern Colorado http://hppr.org en A Photo Journal of Low Times on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/photo-journal-low-times-high-plains <p></p><p><a href="http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2014/01/06/low-times-on-the-high-plains-rj-sangosti-photos/6537/">RJ Sangosti</a> spent the past year in high plains communities of Eastern Colorado.&nbsp; It is a time of struggle for the region.&nbsp; Years without rain are pushing changes in agriculture, the region’s main industry. &nbsp;Farms are getting bigger, pushing small farmers out.&nbsp; Young people are leaving to continue their education, and not returning. &nbsp;Corporate stores in nearby cities are strangling main street businesses. &nbsp;Housing values are declining. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, a handful remain-the hardy and determined ones. &nbsp;Enjoy this photographic vignette of life in Eastern Colorado by </span><a href="http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2014/01/06/low-times-on-the-high-plains-rj-sangosti-photos/6537/" style="line-height: 1.5;">RJ Sangosti for the Denver Post by going here</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26835 at http://hppr.org A Photo Journal of Low Times on the High Plains Upland Bird Report: Eastern Colorado http://hppr.org/post/upland-bird-report-eastern-colorado <p></p><p>Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists say lingering effects of a two-year drought have significantly affected pheasant populations across eastern Colorado, setting up challenging conditions for upland bird hunters who take to the field this season <a href="http://dnr.state.co.us/newsapp/press.asp?PressId=8647"><strong>according a press release from the Colorado State Division of Wildlife</strong></a>.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 24229 at http://hppr.org Upland Bird Report: Eastern Colorado The “unhomesteading” of the plains http://hppr.org/post/unhomesteading-plains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A father with Alzheimer’s alone on the farm.&nbsp; A </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">swindling</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> banker.&nbsp; The school bully now grown-up as the local drug dealer.&nbsp; A bleak, fictional town set in eastern Colorado.&nbsp; The </span>“unhomesteading”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the plains.&nbsp; These are all elements of Greg Hill’s new novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">East of Denver</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 18942 at http://hppr.org The “unhomesteading” of the plains