Articles By Kevin Simpson

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Kill fish to save fish: Behind Colorado’s effort to revive the Rio Grande cutthroat trout

The multi-agency project to restore the native species has been years in the making. But the optics still can be shocking.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Dead rainbow trout floated on the South Platte. Could fish detectives crack the case?

When an angler discovered the kill, he quickly put in motion an investigation to determine if the culprit posed a threat to the river’s health -- or was just a quirk of nature

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

When the Union soldier fell at the Colorado Capitol, it may have started a chain reaction

The damaged statue now appears headed for a stay at History Colorado. Will a memorial to the Sand Creek massacre rise in its place?

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Downtown Denver is starving for people. When will they come back?

After the shutdown, few companies have fully returned to their offices, while homelessness and protests conjure a new vibe.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

With big sports back, Colorado’s betting scene exploded with $59 million in pent-up wagers

A serious bettor takes us through the shutdown and bounce back, while the state’s new sportsbooks flood the market with online deals and a nod to retail operations

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

As Colorado struggles to balance school with coronavirus, two kids see an opportunity to help

A brother and sister in Douglas County launched a virtual tutoring business, with a pro bono heart, to help fill the gaps left by coronavirus-era instruction

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

A Colorado songwriter fights through coronavirus isolation with a new video

Hallie Spoor, who wrote “City Angels” upon her arrival in New York, returned to Colorado to regain her bearings as performers struggle to find an audience

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado congregations — one Jewish, one Black — swap pulpits, music in a push for racial justice

Beth Evergreen, a synagogue in the foothills, and Zion Temple Church, a predominantly Black congregation in Denver, seized the moment to strengthen their bonds

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Cash or card? Coronavirus further shifted society away from currency, toward digital payments

Consumers already favored electronic transactions before the pandemic, but online commerce during the stay-at-home order and early fears of virus transmission accelerated the move