Thor Tingey, left, and his mom, Sheri Tingey, at Alpacka Raft headquarters in Mancos. Alpacka's radical reconsideration of packable watercraft is changing the way people access some of the burliest waters in the country. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Changing the way people access the burliest waters in the country: Mancos’ Alpacka Raft crafts “a new way to see the world”

Today, the company’s more than two dozen employees design, cut, weld, glue, test and ship more than 2,600 Alpacka rafts across the world every year

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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