One of the boats is a garden planter now. A couple more sit in a storage unit near Elitch Gardens. The remaining handful of punts — think gondolas like in Venice — were given away as gifts, their fate today unknown. It’s been 13 years since the last punt plied Denver’s Cherry Creek. But the […]
R&R Market in San Luis nearly closed. A new effort will turn it into a co-op with the goal of rejuvenating a unique community.
It’s Thursday night on Turner Green, and the glowing blades of lightsabers clash in the dark between towering dormitories on the University of Northern Colorado campus. Spectators hoot as the triumphant opening strains of the “Star Wars” theme burst from a window. With toy lightsabers bought on a whim, the “Lightsaber Guys of UNC” have […]
When Eleise Clark set out to research her genealogy, she ran into a brick wall: the Civil War. “I thought we were people,” Clark said. “But my grandfather was born as property.” As Clark dug into bills of sale in search of tidbits of information on her enslaved ancestors, including her grandfather who was born […]
On a ridge in Louisville with a stunning view of the Flatirons stood a six-bedroom, five-bath home, now reduced to a pile of ash by the Marshall fire, one of more than 1,000 homes in Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County destroyed on Dec. 30. The lot, rubble and all, went up for sale in […]
Sandra Thomas-Comenole can’t rest yet. Seven weeks after her family lost their home to the Marshall fire, she, her husband and three of their children are in their third house since the fire tore through neighborhoods in Superior, Louisville and unincorporated Boulder County. As the weeks tick by since the fire, Thomas-Comenole and her family […]
In the strange landscape of Colorado’s high alpine tundra, most life stays small to survive. Tiny wildflowers spring from meager soil, accompanied by mosses and lichens adapted to the thin air and blistering cold. But bursting from scree slopes in the high Rockies of central Colorado grows a mighty thistle, often nearly 3 feet tall, […]
Increasingly dry soils could spell big trouble for reservoirs, agriculture, forest health and pose greater risk of wildfire.
A surge in recreational camping around Buena Vista and Salida is wreaking havoc on natural areas and spurring public lands managers to mull the closure of dozens of dispersed campsites. In the county that’s 82% public land and home to a fifth of the state’s fourteeners, wildlife populations are plunging in the face of habitat […]
As temperatures hovered at -14 before dawn Friday, a group of carvers meticulously shaped snow sculptures in Breckenridge. Nine teams of artists from around the world were putting in finishing touches after traveling to the high-elevation ski town to compete in the International Snow Sculpting Championships. Each had four days to carve a sculpture from […]