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Old ambulance finds new purpose as mobile mental health clinic for LGBTQ+ youth in the Denver area

The ambulance has been transformed into a mobile mental health clinic run by Joy as Resistance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on LGBTQ+ youth through mental health and wellness services.


Inflation and supply-chain issues are squeezing Denver’s Thanksgiving giveaway traditions

Food prices have been on the rise as the nation continues to deal with the pandemic’s impact on the economy


There’s something new on the Thanksgiving menu: a Colorado Rapids match. Will fans eat it up?

The first-ever Major League Soccer playoff game on the holiday, with a national TV audience, seeks to capitalize on a long tradition.


The alleged killer thought no one would miss him. But the “reading man” has been missed — and now memorialized.

Warren Barnes read most days in an alley near a downtown bookstore. Now his chair, filled with books, is a permanent fixture.


Plastic hippos are out. Colorado playgrounds are getting a more natural makeover.

Parks departments along the Front Range are working with the land to create spaces that the next generation will actually use.


In the San Luis Valley, a community fights for its land, water and way of life

Acequia communities in the southern San Luis Valley have so far resisted temptation to sell their precious water rights for use by growing Front Range cities drawing from the Arkansas River.


Afghanistan war vet in Colorado helps Afghan refugees resettle in US

Tens of thousands of Afghans have been flown to the U.S. since the war wound down, and most are still living in temporary housing at military bases across the country


Colorado governor eyes former youth corrections campus for new homeless recovery center

Gov. Polis toured the Ridge View campus Monday and spoke of plans to house hundreds of people who are homeless and in need of job training and addiction recovery.


Descendants of people displaced to create Denver’s Auraria campus will finally get free college tuition

When their neighborhood was bulldozed, Auraria residents were promised free higher education. But financial aid proved spotty — until now.


Rural Colorado students sue to block law demanding 26 schools shed their Native American mascots 

The plaintiffs, some of whom claim tribal membership, say the Senate Bill 116 seeks to erase cultural references to Native American heritage


Mesa County needed to restore trust after an election system breach. Here comes Wayne Williams, in his boots.

Colorado’s former Secretary of State slept in a college dorm room, entertained poll workers with songs and sought to reassure voters about a fair election

Politics and Government

Opinion: The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

With the United Nations’ climate conference in Scotland turning a spotlight on climate change policies and the impact of global warming, it’s useful to understand what the science shows.


A Colorado program introduces students from diverse backgrounds to the medical field. It’s more important than ever.

Children’s Hospital of Colorado’s Medical Career Collaborative is now in its 22nd year. It has helped hundreds of students.


Grand Lake voters turn out in force to retain Mayor Steve Kudron in recall sparked by workforce housing plan

Two-thirds of registered voters cast ballots in the recall, more than double the number who participated in the 2020 mayoral election

Politics and Government

Colorado governor tells geographic renaming board to consider easier-to-pronounce alternatives

Gov. Jared Polis said "dots and dashes" made it hard to say Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain — leading one board member to label the governor's position "problematic"


Students at Denver high school targeted by racist, antisemitic graffiti try to rally forward

On what was meant to be a light-hearted pajama day, George Washington High School students grappled with fallout from swastikas, racist epithets and hateful rhetoric scrawled on campus over the weekend.


Colorado gets a 43rd state park under first-in-the-nation deal with the Forest Service

Several owners have eyed development of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake parcel in the last 30 years, but the Garfield County oasis is now the second new state park in the last two years


Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism

A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti


Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money

Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state


Denver Art Museum shakes off the stuffiness as it unveils a $150 million, forward-looking overhaul 

The Martin Building has been “reimagined,” curators say, in an overhaul that unites three museum structures as a campus. It reopens to the public with a free day on Oct. 24.

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