Articles By Kevin Simpson

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Colorado cities want to embrace “gentle density” of granny flats, but they’re hitting speed bumps

Could accessory dwelling units — no matter what you call them — ease Colorado's urban housing crisis and help homeowners navigate gentrification?

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Colorado’s newest farmers are YouTube-taught, social justice-minded and preaching the gospel of microgreens

With the launch of Emerald Gardens near Bennett, two Ohio high-school buddies ventured into the world of hydroponic farming, with an eye toward social justice

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How tiny Branson, through crowdfunding and new water tech, saved itself from drying up

Faced with an inadequate filtration system and a $1.2 million estimate to fix it, the community of 55 people got creative. And it paid off.

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A condition called aphasia makes language difficult. This CU therapy group seeks to change the narrative — through “applied theater.”

About a dozen clients at the university’s clinic have launched rehearsals of their own interpretation of “The Wizard of Oz.” Already, the experience is stretching their abilities.

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More than a century ago, a European visitor took more than 600 Native American remains and artifacts from Colorado’s Mesa Verde

Now, a landmark agreement promises to return them from a museum in Finland, while highlighting a contentious period in the state’s history

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Colorado’s “doubled-up” households have surged since the recession. That could prolong the housing crunch.

While the search for housing adopts creative collaboration, eventually many of those households will break apart. Then what?

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Sprawling Las Animas County, like many rural areas, badly needs emergency responders. But it’s a teachable moment.

Junie Verquer’s EMR classes have given some remote regions renewed hope while helping students find a career path

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Parked: Colorado towns are taking action to preserve their remaining mobile-home parks

Cities, counties and housing authorities in Colorado are buying mobile home parks to spare them from market-rate redevelopment