Articles By Jennifer Brown

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Separated by the foster care system, a camp in the Colorado mountains is reuniting siblings

At Camp to Belong in Douglas County, foster kids get a week to repair sibling bonds while swimming and horseback riding

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A Pueblo center for troubled kids had 243 abuse allegations in the year before it closed

An investigation by Colorado’s child protection ombudsman asks what took so long to shut the facility down

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No texts, no posts, just phone calls: Colorado child abuse hotline won’t change policy to accept social media tips

Decision follows task force review to determine whether the 4-year-old unified hotline should modernize to allow tips via Facebook, email and more

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Could Colorado see the return of grizzlies, wolves and wild bison? Here’s how Montanans coexist with them.

Up north, grizzlies are roaming in places they haven’t been in decades and there are enough wolves that hunters are allowed to shoot five apiece

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

The night she looks forward to all year: Prom, and belonging, at a Colorado camp for teens with disabilities

Rocky Mountain Village in Clear Creek County hosts people with disabilities throughout the summer, giving them an outdoors experience

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In Denver, a binge drinking capital, the sober curious movement is gaining popularity

Social groups with names like “Sober Not Boring” and “Sober AF” are seeking like-minded members tired of the drunk scene

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Colorado researchers are getting mice drunk to study alcoholism and genetics in humans

There is no single “alcoholism gene,” but scientists hope more study will lead to better medications and treatment plans to curb alcohol abuse

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Colorado’s child abuse hotline can’t process tips from social media or email — despite a memo urging change

Child advocates have concerns about social media and text tips, even after an unchecked inbox of messages was discovered

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Gay rodeo is branching out to women, straight competitors while staying true to its inclusive roots

Gay rodeo started as a safe-haven sport for gay cowboys, but it’s evolved to include straight competitors and families