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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.


What happens to luggage abandoned at Denver International Airport?

Enter Denver Rescue Mission. The nonprofit organization works to create lasting change in the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Denver.


Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce

Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.


In the San Luis Valley, a small town is using civic engagement to improve lives

A program that teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed has graduated people into leadership and entrepreneurial roles throughout the valley.


A Colorado-bound Afghan family was caught in the Kabul airport bombing. Some survivors still haven’t made it to America.

Ella Nabiyar, who lives in Broomfield, had 18 family members at the Kabul airport the day of the blast. Her brother and two cousins were killed.


Colorado schools fought to retain teachers during COVID. The struggle isn’t over.

The state actually retained more teachers during the 2020-2021 academic year than in the past, but officials fear more teachers will exit the field as the pandemic drags on.


Xcel Energy may fill the hole left by closing its Hayden coal-fired power plant with salt. And fish.

The utility’s plan to generate electricity using molten salt could serve as a template for other towns facing the end of the age of coal.


Anti-maskers are spreading a new tactic to challenge Colorado school boards: recalls

In Boulder and Weld counties, parents upset with mask mandates are trying to recall school board members who support them


Future funding uncertain for Littleton Immigrant Resources Center that has aided hundreds

On Sept. 11, the city council came to a 5-2 decision to move ahead with cutting the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center's roughly $150,000 in annual funding


Colorado farmworkers pick food they can’t afford to buy themselves

Many studies show how often farm workers struggle to feed their own families


New fence at the edge of Cielo Vista Ranch interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

10-foot-tall wildlife fence interrupting historic stations of the cross is latest strike in the decades-long squabble between wealthy landowners and Sangre de Cristo Land Grant descendants in the San Luis Valley.


Citizen scientist records retreat of Colorado glaciers one ski run at a time

Public policy analyst Jonah Siefer has skied every month of the last three years and his casual observations mirror those of climate scientists tracking the loss of ice fields.


A rural Colorado school district is struggling after a crash that killed five students

A fifth student died Friday from injuries sustained in the crash near Wiley that killed four teens Sept. 8


Denver high school students protest outside DPS offices calling for removal of board member Tay Anderson

Students from across Colorado's largest district held a walkout Monday morning, insisting they feel unsafe and want DPS to do more to protect them.

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