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Denver school board unanimously backs curriculum redesign to highlight racially diverse narratives

The Denver Public Schools Board, while sporting matching T-shirts, voted unanimously Thursday night to enact a historic resolution that weaves the narratives and knowledge of Black, indigenous, Latino and other communities of color into every part of the district’s curriculum. The Know Justice Know Peace Resolution, which was first announced in September, calls for consistency […]

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“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake, but changing weather slows march toward Estes Park

The East Troublesome fire caused widespread destruction as it swept across Grand County on Wednesday night and Thursday morning toward Grand Lake, entering an area packed with homes, lodges and other businesses. The fire burned an additional 50,000 acres Thursday, bringing it to 170,000 acres and making it the second largest fire on record in […]

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She thought the evacuation was a precaution. Then the Cal-Wood fire erased her family’s Boulder County home.

BOULDER — When Courtney Walsh received a text Saturday afternoon that her home north of Boulder was in the mandatory evacuation area for the Cal-Wood fire, she thought she was being ordered to leave just as a precaution. Still, she rushed back to her house on Foothills Ranch Drive to get her family together. She […]

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“It’s not looking good”: 900 homes north of Boulder evacuated because of raging Cal-Wood fire

BOULDER — A massive area north and northwest of Boulder was evacuated because of the raging Cal-Wood fire, which quickly swept down from Jamestown into the U.S. 36 corridor south of Lyons Saturday afternoon. A large smoke plume was visible from Denver. Flames could be seen towering over Boulder. MORE: Looking for the latest information […]

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2020 Census comes to abrupt end, with Colorado almost entirely counted. Technically.

 The U.S. Census Bureau stopped collecting online responses to this year’s census at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time Thursday. Mail-in responses must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Oct. 15 and received no later than Oct. 22 to count. The bureau announced the adjusted timeline soon after an unsigned Supreme Court brief released Tuesday overrode a […]

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Cameron Peak fire explodes into Colorado’s largest wildfire, prompting more evacuations as it nears Fort Collins

The Cameron Peak fire exploded east toward Fort Collins on Wednesday, becoming the largest recorded blaze in Colorado history and prompting new evacuations as it sent a massive plume of smoke into the air over northern Colorado.  Officials say the fire, which has burned more than 164,000 acres, expanded into the area just west of […]

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“We need to get this under control now”: Colorado’s coronavirus test positivity rate rises above 5%

Colorado’s coronavirus test positivity rate has risen above 5%, an alarming surge that Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday said means Coloradans need to take immediate action to slow down the spread of the disease. “We need to get this under control now,” Polis said at a news conference at the governor’s mansion in downtown Denver. […]

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College students of Colorado: Here’s how to vote, whether you’re currently in the state or not

Colorado will mail out its first round of ballots on Friday. The state has tens of thousands of college students — including those who are in-state and out-of-state, whether or not they are living near their school during the coronavirus pandemic — who are eligible to participate in this year’s election. And even though get-out-the-vote […]

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CU Boulder to resume in-person classes next week as coronavirus outbreak slows

The University of Colorado Boulder will bring thousands of students back to its campus for in-person learning on Oct. 14 after rising coronavirus case numbers last month pushed the school to move entirely online for more than two weeks. Chancellor Philip DiStefano said the plan to return to in-person classes was made possible by decreasing […]