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Farm-bill funding also helped create the Haxtun Community Childcare Center, which has attracted more residents.

The center got a $50,000 grant to help purchase equipment and a $50,000 loan at a lower-than-market interest rate to help with operating costs during its first few years .

“We created six jobs and now have 125 children,” said Gibson. “It’s attracting (young people) back to our community.”


Information from: The Denver Post,