At the end of every session on the farm Mr. Barak asks each student describe what they learned that day. Esther Sweezy said that she learned, “How to be careful with the goats. I learned the goats are getting more comfortable with us." Teacher Barak Ben-Amots hopes that these skills with animals will strengthen the student's interpersonal skills in the long run. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

To help students improve inside the classroom, Manitou Springs Middle School is taking them outside

The Growth-based Alternative Learning and Leadership Opportunity Program -- or GALLOP -- uses work with animals and gardening to help students build skills

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Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.