Articles By Kevin Simpson

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Why now? The roots (and possible future) of Colorado’s reckoning with racism past and present

Everything, it seems, is on the table as Colorado, in the throes of a pandemic, confronts racist history people of color battled for generations

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Fearing economic uncertainty, residents seek to buy their Boulder County mobile-home park to avoid evictions

Sans Souci park residents hope to find backing to become their own landlords and stabilize rent during the coronavirus crisis. Their biggest hurdle: A willing seller.

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Coronavirus temporarily closed the book on Colorado’s public libraries. But they found new ways to fulfill their mission.

From phone calls with seniors to online quiz shows to live-streamed outdoor concerts, Colorado libraries have discovered that they can still connect with their communities

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re making progress.

Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Robberies dropped, fights between roommates spiked: How quarantine affected crime in Colorado

Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that targets shifted with the closures, which in some areas also may have veiled an anticipated rise in domestic violence

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus dampens debut of program to give mobile home owners a fighting chance in disputes

A centerpiece of lawmakers’ 2019 push to challenge abusive actions by park owners was expected to bring an initial deluge of complaints. That hasn’t happened -- yet.

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

A volunteer army has answered Colorado’s need for masks. Denver’s jails are one recent beneficiary.

With some catchy names and time on their hands, volunteers have helped power Colorado through its overwhelming demand by revving up their sewing machines

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s economy is about to restart — slowly — but will customers follow?

Fewer tables. Online workouts. More takeout. Some businesses have evolved during the coronavirus shutdown, but others aren’t sure if they have a future.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

What happens when Colorado stays home? Lots of residential trash, for one thing.

From haulers to recyclers to landfills, the coronavirus changed the way they do business. And some of the changes just might stick.