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It’s not easy to get an immigration attorney in Colorado

Financial, physical, informational and language barriers all complicate the “just get in line” narrative

Equity

A tale of two Colorado counties: One the fastest growing, one the fastest shrinking

Broomfield and Kit Carson represent Colorado’s urban-rural divide. One is trying to pack in new residents in a thoughtful way, while the other is hoping no one else moves out.

Growth

The life sciences industry is booming. Here’s how it affects the Denver metro.

Boulder, the biggest hub for life sciences in the metro area, has 0% vacancy for labs

Business

Welcome to Colorado. Do you have a reservation?

From Maroon Bells to Hanging Lake, you’ll need to save your spot in advance this summer

Outdoors

Grocery stores where you don’t have to check out? The University of Denver just got them.

They’re some of the first checkoutless grocery stores on college campuses in the nation

Technology

Cars are critical for single moms. A Colorado nonprofit helps keep both moving.

The nonprofit will provide affordable cars, repairs and maintenance for 500 working moms annually

Equity

Colorado set to become first state with right-to-repair wheelchair law

Repairing powered wheelchairs can be a long and costly process. But a new bill would require manufacturers to make it easier for owners and independent repairers to make fixes.

Politics and Government

Invasive plants are slurping up precious water in drought-stricken southwest Colorado

Russian olives and salt cedars are using — and contaminating — a lot of water in Montezuma County, igniting an effort to remove and ban nonnative plants on the federal level.

Environment

Nonprofit gives $1.5M cash to more than 600 formerly incarcerated Coloradans transitioning back to community

A first-of-its-kind cash assistance program gives people across the country — and here in Colorado — a second chance

Equity

Denver wants a major recycling expansion. But it needs to start charging fees to get it done.

City council will consider a big waste-reduction push making residents pay progressively more for larger trash bins, while recycling & composting bins are “free."

Environment

Women’s Bean Project celebrates rebuilding lives — and a huge new facility in Denver

The new 20,000-square-foot building in Denver’s Athmar Park neighborhood will expand the nonprofit’s ability to help women in chronic unemployment

Business

Colorado lawmakers are betting millions that factory-built homes are a solution to the housing crisis

House Bill 1282 would give $40 million in funding toward modular housing initiatives

Housing

Colorado prepares to give $35 million boost to small nonprofits helping diverse, rural communities

House Bill 1356 would provide grants up to $100,000 to at least 350 organizations

Coronavirus

High wheat prices don’t mean Colorado farmers are getting rich. Most are worried about just getting a crop.

Business

Colorado solar companies delay work, warn of catastrophe from U.S. Commerce import probe

A federal investigation of one domestic panel maker’s complaint means supplies are disappearing or shooting up in price, threatening projects, jobs and climate change progress, industry says.

Environment

The Colorado River Basin looks to be locking in another dry year 

April NOAA forecast predicts the water headed for Lake Powell will be around two-thirds of average

Water

A Longmont farm wants to teach people how to grow food under solar panels

Jack’s Solar Garden will use $40,000 from the Boulder County Sustainability Tax to fund educational initiatives

Energy

Silt seeks long-term drinking water solution after Grizzly Creek fire, mudslides tainted Colorado River

The small town down the river from Glenwood Canyon has struggled with additional water filtration, costly repairs ever since the burn

Water

BLM will end free camping at western Colorado’s Rabbit Valley by next spring

With fragile desert terrain at risk, officials are replacing dispersed camping with formal campsites at the park that’s popular with the motorized vehicle community

Outdoors