Rural colleges educate young people. They also have a big social and economic impact on the surrounding community. Mark La Branche, the president of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, tells the Daily Yonder about the many issues the school considered in its response to the pandemic.Read More...
The federal government has released little information about the spread of coronavirus in Navajo schools. Now, some students and school staff are sick with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
From “Stardew Valley” to the recently-released “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” these popular games focus on the simple act of living purposefully, in close relationship with a place and its people.
Others warn that rural areas could simply be slower to feel the impact of the virus and slower to recover.
Since 1986, when the first edition of the book Dirt Rich, Dirt Poor was published, we’ve seen some positive developments like the growth of organic farming and more emphasis on sustainability. But many of the problems of 1986 remain.
A study from the University of Texas warns that the number of discovered cases may be under-reported.
Amid the tussle of oil and gas lease lawsuits, Sage Grouse Initiative partners continue to protect the species and economic development.
The number of rural infections is a fraction of the metropolitan number. But through April 1, the rural cases were doubling at a faster rate than in metropolitan areas.
Locally owned restaurants face a range of challenges responding to the pandemic. In the small town of Moundsville, West Virginia, business owners talk about lack of protective equipment, layoffs, and the unexpected demand for to-go…