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Marcos Cruz of Glenwood Springs, who came to the Roaring Fork Valley from Mexico about 14 years ago, heads up the carpentry crew on a major upvalley residential project. Photo by Ryan Summerlin.

Marcos Cruz of Glenwood Springs, who came to the Roaring Fork Valley from Mexico about 14 years ago, heads up the carpentry crew on a major upvalley residential project. Photo by Ryan Summerlin.

by Carla Jean Whitley and Ryan Summerlin

September 5, 2017

Courtesy of Post Independent

She rises every morning in a home she once worked two jobs to keep. Cecilia Rivera bought her south Glenwood Springs house in 2006, two years before the Great Recession took its toll.

Rivera was laid off from her job and returned to cleaning houses — work she’d known for decades. She would sneak in a few hours of rest, and then arrive to her second job at the nearby Wal-Mart.

The schedule was brutal, but Rivera was determined to keep her home.

 

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