In the Bear Dance, even the youngest of dancers often pair up or "break" with their dance partners during the final days of the spring celebration. (Jeremy Wade Shockley, The Southern Ute Drum)

Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down Colorado reservations

As Colorado eases coronavirus restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures

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Denver school board unanimously backs curriculum redesign to highlight racially diverse narratives

The historic Know Justice Know Peace Resolution comes after over a year of work led by Denver Public Schools students, teachers and staff at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

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Aurora working group presents draft plan to recruit and retain more teachers of color

This year, about 20% of Aurora's licensed staff members are employees of color — while 85% of the district's students are of color

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Two churches in Colorado granted exemption from state coronavirus guidelines

Denver Bible Church in Wheat Ridge and Community Baptist Church in Brighton filed a complaint in August against the state's mask mandate and limitations on indoor gatherings