A puddle of water sits in a retaining pond below firefighting training area at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Widefield aquifer below the base was found to be contaminated with PFAS from the use of toxic firefighting foam. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado water officials to regulate “forever chemicals” found in firefighting foam, nonstick pans

The Water Quality Control Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to regulate per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or “forever chemicals.”

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What one Colorado college learned trying to run safe in-person classes this summer

Colleges and universities in Colorado and across the country are hoping that the protocols developed and practiced over the summer can help them bring students back to campus without major outbreaks

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He wasn’t the best skier, but he was Colorado’s preeminent ski bum. Farewell, Charlie Toups.

“Everyone seemed to know him. … He lived life in such a unique way,” a friend recalls of Charlie Toups, a quintessential Colorado ski bum who spent decades living in cars in ski area parking lots.

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As Colorado struggles to balance school with coronavirus, two kids see an opportunity to help

A brother and sister in Douglas County launched a virtual tutoring business, with a pro bono heart, to help fill the gaps left by coronavirus-era instruction