Ouray County census participation lagging

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Fewer than half of households have responded- and time is running out before deadline

First, the good news. Ouray County's rate of participation in the 2020 census is higher than the national count conducted 10 years ago. The bad news? lt still ranks far below the state and national averages. And now for the wrinkle: The re's now less time for residents to be counted and ensure Ouray County gets its fair of federal funding than originally planned. As of Tuesday, 48.5 pe rcent of…

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