Aurora and Colorado Springs replaced the 1964 Homestake Project diversion on the Arkansas River below Granite with a fish ladder on river right, a spillway for flood-level flows in the middle and a boat chute allowing raft passage. The $9.1 million project allows rafts to safely navigate the entire Arkansas River from Leadville to Cañon City for the first time since the mid-1960s. (Zach Mahone, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Fish ladders and boat chutes part of a massive dam rebuild on the Arkansas River

In the process of rebuilding a diversion to get river water to thirsty cities, Colorado Springs and Aurora collaborated with wildlife, environmental and recreational interests for ambitious infrastructure upgrade

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Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.

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Don’t use coronavirus antibody tests for workplace decisions, western Colorado health officials say

Experts question the value and accuracy of antibody data and point to low prevalence of the virus in Ouray County

Opinion: National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show there’s more than one kind of patriotism

National Park Service sites like Mount Rushmore are public lands, meant to be appreciated by everyone, but they raise crucial questions about history, unity and love of country, especially during this election year.

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