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Many American towns and metropolises have initiated unions with international locales – “sister cities,” where citizens travel to each others' hometowns and build cultural bridges. Rarely have local leaders considered such an arrangement with tribal nations, until now.

Longmont, Colo., and the Northern Arapaho Tribe recently became sister cities — a partnership for which tribal leaders hold high hopes. For one, they say it could offer Indigenous youth a window into life outside the reservation.

KUNR Today: City Of Reno To Require COVID Vaccine For Employees, Elko Hospital Near Capacity

Sep 27, 2021
An image of a woman in military gear receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from a medical professional.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

Updated July 19, 2021:

Federal officials laid out details of how reservoirs upstream of Lake Powell will release water in an attempt to keep producing hydropower. On Friday the Bureau of Reclamation published new forecasts for reservoir operations in the Colorado River basin.

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The Place

In Colorado Springs, The Place is a shelter for young people experiencing homelessness. The pandemic has only increased the number of individuals who are unhoused, but in the early days of lockdowns, The Place’s outreach team had trouble finding youth.