Posted inAgriculture

Who’s Buying Nebraska? After Shopping Spree, Mormon Church Is Top Land Purchaser

Editor’s note: A version of this article originally appeared in Flatwater Free Press, Nebraska’s first nonprofit, independent newsroom. Early in the summer of 2018, a nonprofit few Nebraskans have heard of bought a 22,613-acre chunk of land in Garden County. The next year, the nonprofit, tied to a P.O. Box in Salt Lake City, picked […]

Posted inHousing

Housing Prices Have Plateaued in Rural Moab Valley, but Only by a Little

This story was originally published by the Moab Times-Independent. For Kaitlin Myers, the developments were at opposite ends of the Moab Valley but signaled the same trend. One was a small subdivision just a mile from the San Juan County border in Spanish Valley. The other, ensconced in downtown Moab, was a block of condominiums […]

Posted inHealth

Opinion: While Some Towns Lose Their Hospitals, Others Are Piling on Luxurious Extras

Editor’s Note: Since 2010, 149 rural hospitals have closed or been converted to facilities that no longer provide in-patient services. In the meantime, some urban hospitals have started offering amenities more akin to seven-star hotels than healthcare facilities, according to Elisabeth Rosenthal, a senior contributing editor for KFF Health News. Next time you have to […]