The Space To Create renovation in downtown Trinidad takes up one square block on the town's Main Street. Part of a project estimated to cost $18 million, it's also the pilot program for Colorado aimed at artists in rural areas of the state. The renovation is expected to be completed next summer. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.

Creative industries are big business, but little towns are taking their time sketching plans to develop housing alongside studio space

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More poverty, fewer federal dollars: Suburban Denver schools face hard choices about who gets cut off

Large districts like Aurora, Jeffco, and Cherry Creek are among those grappling with how to serve more schools with higher percentages of students living in poverty

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97-year-old Colorado Springs man, one of the last surviving USS Arizona crew members, dies

Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. More than 1,100 crew members died on the battleship.