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Body composting, recently approved by Colorado lawmakers, is a “green” alternative to burial and cremation

On Sept. 7, Colorado became the second state after Washington to allow human body composting. Oregon will allow the practice beginning next July.


Weed helped turn him into an ultrarunner — and he’s far from the only one

Denver author Josiah Hesse explores the open secret of stoned athletes in his new book “Runner’s High”


Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin

About 100 fewer horses than expected were rounded up via helicopter after national outcry and a plea from Gov. Jared Polis


Climate change isn’t coming in the future, it’s already here. This is how it’s impacting your everyday life.

Choking on ozone spikes, losing favorite hiking spots like Hanging Lake, sweating through fall school days — climate change is now.


Investigators couldn’t back up sexual assault claims against Tay Anderson, but found he flirted with underage student

Denver Public Schools Board of Education will meet Friday to consider a censure of Anderson, who was at the center of a six-month investigation into allegations of sexual assault.


After years of calls to correct its whitewashed history, Fort Lewis College is owning up to its Indian boarding school past

The origin of Fort Lewis College in Durango is a dark stain on American education and the state of Colorado. The school’s own leaders have said as much.


Tiny Branson rallied for a football field of dreams — and scored big for the unifying power of small-town sports

The 6-man team remains nostalgic about bidding farewell to the “worst field in America,” but synthetic turf made a splash in a parched corner of Colorado.


3 Denver International Airport workers remember how 9/11 changed them and their careers

Steve Lee, Mike Carlson and Mark Nagel all were working at DIA when terrorists attacked the United States 20 years ago. Here’s what they remember.


“Cheers to Kit”: A Denver woman’s 9/11 death stole 20 years of memories from her family

Kathleen “Kit” Faragher was among a number of Coloradans or people connected to the state who were killed in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago.


Two years into Colorado’s home school boom, pandemic uncertainties bring new families into the fold

The state’s population of home-school students doubled in the year after the pandemic hit classrooms. The growth could be long-lasting.


A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.

Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.


Residents of a Steamboat Springs mobile home park that went without power for 60 days still await answers

The electricity was out at Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park from mid-June to mid-August and a state investigation is ongoing.


Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.

Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.


A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students

The goal of Senate Bill 29 is to increase the number of Native American students who attend – and are successful – in college


Big Agnes started by sketching plans on beer-stained napkins. 20 years later, the gear company is a local hero.

The maker of ultralight camping gear could have sold or left Steamboat Springs for somewhere that it's easier to do business, but boss Bill Gamber says Big Agnes is "pretty happy with the way things are."


The Cumbres & Toltec tourist railroad is back on track and a southern Colorado community is celebrating

Four steam engines from the 19th century were running simultaneously in honor of the railroad’s 50th anniversary of joint ownership between Colorado and New Mexico


Crested Butte’s new camping rules are restoring resources and producing few complaints — so far

The half-finished system of officially designated campsites seems to be working to reduce damage to vegetation and waterways without leaving would-be campers without a spot to pitch a tent.


A Colorado school district wants its students to know where their food comes from — and how to scramble an egg

Two school districts in Routt County, Hayden and South Routt, are using a state grant to infuse agriculture into every grade, pre-K through high school.


Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay volleyball coach who said he was forced to quit

Inoke Tonga said the school’s pastor and athletic director held a meeting with him last week, questioning him about a social media post that led them to believe he is gay


Broomfield house for aged-out foster kids is a model for solving Colorado’s youth homelessness crisis

Anchor House, a church and community project in Broomfield, has eight studio apartments for young people who have emancipated from the foster care system without families

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