Articles By Kevin Simpson

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How does a rural Colorado county with three people per square mile send 30 students to an Ivy League institution?

A 19th-century lawyer came to Las Animas County to save his life. He built a fortune and, one generation later, inspired the scholarship that created a pipeline to Princeton University.

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Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like other small rural delivery systems in Colorado, it must find a way to meet new state standards.

The southern Colorado town, population 55, now looks to another small hamlet for a solution -- and to crowdfunding to pay for it

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It’s not just Denver: Rural Colorado feeling housing crunch, with more residents spending half their income on a place to live

In Yuma, like many other small communities in the state, waiting lists are long as many struggle to find an affordable place to live

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After nearly a half-century of pasta, historic Denver landmark will serve up … miniature golf

There’s plenty of backstory to how the space that once housed the Old Spaghetti Factory will become an artsy place to putter around

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Use of Safe2Tell, created in response to Columbine, is growing as front line tool in school safety

While the anonymous tip program has come into its own as part of the AG’s office, it also faces a statistically small but troubling problem -- kids who use it to target other kids

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Colorado cattle rustling’s colorful history helps modern brand inspectors keep up with a changing crime

Hundreds of cattle go missing every year in Colorado, most of them simply lost. But the state’s brand inspectors work to ensure thieves don’t cash in.

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A World War II tank gunner with a story to tell rolled into downtown Denver to pay respects to the general he revered

Gen. Maurice Rose, war hero and namesake of a local hospital, was killed weeks before the end of the war. To Cpl. Clarence Smoyer, his memory lives on.