a long view from a high point
It took Colorado Parks and Wildlife 27 years from the time Frances Hornbrook Staunton donated 1,720-acres of land to open the now 3,828-acre Staunton State Park southwest of Denver. The rugged, mountainous park is one of 42 owned or managed by the state. (Larry Ryckman, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado is due for a new state park, but officials hope it won’t take 27 years to develop like the last one

Emboldened by legislation that OK’d increases to fees and licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new park planning with access, funding and partnerships on its mind

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published
Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.

By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies

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Colorado wildlife officials have already put down 12 bears this year. Can a new Denver Zoo exhibit help reverse the trend?

Denver Zoo’s Harmony Hill aims to teach visitors how to keep bears -- and themselves -- safe