Posted inCulture, News

A meticulous restoration of the Air Force Academy’s chapel is taking longer than expected

By Dan Boyce, Colorado Public Radio COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force Academy chapel is one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in Colorado. But few people have caught a glimpse of it for more than a year. That’s because the entire building is undergoing an exhaustive restoration inside a 14-story “cocoon.” And it’s […]

Posted inGrowth, Housing, News

He bought land in Park County before he could afford to build a home. So, he dug a hole there instead and lives in it.

By Dan Boyce, CPR News If you ask Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw about the housing crisis in his jurisdiction, he’ll describe a picture of extremes. It’s a place where he’ll say it’s nearly impossible to purchase an existing home for under $500,000. It’s one of the costliest regions in the state to build a […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News

Power companies’ plans to expand wind, solar on Colorado’s Eastern Plains meet local headwinds

By Sam Brasch, CPR News For years, Lacie Harman has watched wind turbines inch closer to her home on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. The white towers now dot the prairie from Limon north to the Wyoming border but have skipped over Washington County, where her family has farmed and ranched for five generations. Harman is trying […]

Posted inCulture, Equity

Colorado Springs’ America the Beautiful Park was once home to dozens of families. Here’s their story.

By Dan Boyce, CPR News America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs has a complicated history. Dozens of families, many made up of racial minorities, were gone when the city decided to raze the neighborhood and park there in the 1990s and early 2000s. But for former residents of the Conejos neighborhood in downtown Colorado […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, News

After years of calls to correct its whitewashed history, Fort Lewis College is owning up to its Indian boarding school past

By Paolo Zialcita, CPR News The origin of Fort Lewis College in Durango is a dark stain on American education and the state of Colorado. The school’s own leaders have said as much. Once a post-Civil War army post, the land was converted into a federal, off-reservation Native American Boarding School, which forced tribal students […]