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Water agencies in Western cities pledge drought savings. Some environmentalists want more.

A new coalition of Western city water agencies pledged to step up conservation efforts amid the 22-year megadrought draining the Colorado River. The environmental advocacy community diverged on how much to praise or blast the effort.  Water providers in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Pueblo, Las Vegas and a Southern California umbrella group all pledged to […]

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John Parvensky figured out how to solve the homelessness crisis. Now he’s out of time.  

When John Parvensky helped start the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in 1985, he and other leaders trying to solve homelessness in Denver figured they could accomplish the job in five years.  They thought it was a matter of focusing on the increasing number of folks on the streets, mostly men and mostly with alcohol […]

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Leadville was an unassuming, old mining town — until COVID brought the deep-pocketed tourists

LEADVILLE —A coffee shop downtown finally got fed up with the question and posted an answer: No, you cannot leave your bicycle in here. Everyone has a $10,000 bike. The sign got laughs from the locals, who’ve earned the right by living year-round at 10,000 feet to poke fun at Front Range and out-of-state tourists […]