Teachers, students, and supporters picket in front of East High School as Denver Public School teachers enter their first day of strikes on Feb. 11, 2019. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

With a 15.7% average pay increase post-strike, more Denver teachers returned to work

The difference between what the district budgeted for teacher pay this year and what it’s spending is about $11 million

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Coroner says 3-year-old boy found in Eagle River accidentally drowned

Sebastian Rodriguez Castro went missing June 5 near an apartment complex in Eagle where he lived

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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

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A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.