Indivisible is a six-week Steamboat Pilot & Today reporting project that focuses on the issues of diversity, equity and inclusivity by exploring the divides that exist in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. The series also looks at the efforts underway locally to bridge those gaps.
The name for the series is rooted in the knowledge that people feel invisible for a variety of reasons, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, geography and income. By bringing these issues into the light, reporting on them and discussing them openly, the community can discover ways to break down these divides and build a stronger, more “indivisible” society.
The series published every Wednesday from Sept. 23, 2020, to Oct. 28, 2020.
An introduction to Indivisible, a deeper look at the community’s racial, ethnic and cultural makeup as well as bringing to light other divides that exist in Steamboat and Routt County.
Bridging the divides: Pilot & Today series exposes local divides, searches for solutions
From the editor: Join me on this Indivisible journey by bringing an open mind and an open heart
While by no means representative of the wide range of people who have either been here their whole lives, or come from different parts of the country or world, we will talk to a handful of people about their experience as a person of color in the Yampa Valley and where they see connectivity and where they see division and inequality.
Voices of color: Racism and reconciliation in Routt County
The religious divide: Incidents of anti-Semitism spotlight divisions in Routt County, one of nation’s least religious counties
It’s not just ski resorts that are white. That’s why the snow sports, outdoor industry seek to diversify
Defining white privilege is part of the race discussion
Exploring some of the greatest barriers — like language and job opportunities — that exist for people of color and immigrants who call Routt County home. It will also highlight the efforts underway to create a more inclusive community.
Talking about race in Routt County: Change can only come through acknowledgment, understanding and reconciliation
Connections to the Yampa Valley remain long after Utes forced out
Language remains the main barrier for immigrants moving to Steamboat
Is Northwest Colorado ahead of the curve in providing opportunities to those with disabilities?
Exploring the most prevalent misconceptions and inequalities surrounding gender and sexuality.
Fundamental transformations: Steamboat turns a new leaf on ideas of gender and sexuality
Steamboat made headlines in 1988 with first majority-female city council, but barriers still exist for local women leaders
4 women continue to prove females have a place in sports and recreation
Evaluating the growing chasm between rural and urban communities.
Fighting for the farm: Tracing Routt County’s rural-urban divide through skiing and ranching
A stark wealth gap exists in Routt County, and this divide can create serious socioeconomic challenges for those who live and work in the Yampa Valley.
Indivisible, Part 6 | Stuck in the middle: Affordability remains barrier for many in Routt County despite immense local wealth
Do low-income kids have the equal athletic opportunities in Steamboat Springs?
From the editor: Indivisible series concludes with hope that community conversation continues
Resources and definitions
Are you biased? Take an Implicit Bias test
WATCH: Implementing efforts to improve diversity in Steamboat
WATCH: Discussing Steamboat Springs School District’s emerging bilingual and newcomers programs for English language learners.
WATCH: Discussing the diversity, equity and inclusivity toolkit created by the 2020 Leadership Steamboat class.
From the editor: One Book Steamboat pairs perfectly with the Pilot’s new reporting series
Participate in One Book Steamboat by reading Ibram X. Kendi’s books and then using them as a launching pad for important conversations.
Library launches 2020 One Book Steamboat featuring Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Antiracist’
One Book Steamboat community read helps kick off Indivisible series
Bud Werner Memorial Library is collaborating with the Pilot & Today in an effort to bring issues of diversity, equality and inclusivity to the forefront of conversation and active change in the Yampa Valley. The library’s annual One Book Steamboat, a community read, will focus on the antiracist works of award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi.
Thanks to our underwriters and partners
Series underwriter: Steamboat Springs School District
In partnership with: Integrated Community and Bud Werner Memorial Library