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Statewide report details child poverty in Pitkin County

Nov 6, 2015

A statewide study from the Colorado Children's Campaign shows about one in ten kids in Pitkin County are living in poverty. Officials presented their findings in Aspen and Glenwood Springs last week.
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About one in ten kids in Pitkin County are living in poverty. That’s according to a statewide study discussed in Aspen last week. Officials with the Colorado Children’s Campaign visited with parents, elected leaders and child care workers about their latest findings. Shirley Ritter is a child advocate who runs Kids First — an Aspen center subsidized by taxpayers. She spoke with Marci Krivonen.

Shirley Ritter directs Kids First for the city of Aspen.