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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


Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

FAA grounds certain 777 planes after engine failure over Denver

About 125 planes are powered by the type of engine that exploded and rained parts over Broomfield on Saturday. Previously they were factory inspected after 6,500 take off-and-landing cycles.


New programs aim to house Colorado foster youth who end up homeless

More than a third of the 200 kids who age out of foster care each year in Colorado end up without shelter. New programs help anchor young adults with housing and even savings accounts.


Pairing mental health counselors with police on calls shows promise in Colorado

Colorado's marijuana taxes funded 10 co-responder programs that dispatch mental health pros with cops. Two years in, the concept seems to be working in cities along the Front Range.

Crime and Courts

They’ve been called soccer moms, rage moms and Zoom moms. Why the Colorado suburban-women vote is so important.

Republican women are talking about the economy and law and order, while Democrats are concerned about respect, and women’s rights

Politics and Government

Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and where

Western Slope commissioners say rules designed to pull the Front Range into federal ozone compliance are an “economic risk” for northwest Colorado


Fight over Colorado setback rule sets up make-or-break hearing on how close is too close for oil and gas

The drawn-out battle over state rulemaking still centers on how far operations should be set back from homes and schools. But environmentalists say residents should not be “guinea pigs” while the work is done.


Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.


Your poop may soon serve as an early warning system for Colorado coronavirus outbreaks

Why the attention to the sewage? A Utah city spotted a spike in coronavirus a week before it showed up in tests. That knowledge could allow communities to act to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Broadcom orders its software employees to return to work a week before Colorado will allow others

That’s unusual for a tech company, where remote work is easier than many other jobs. Colorado Technology Association says some members even may switch to hybrid work-at-home model post coronavirus.


Coyotes figured out how to survive in the city. Can urban Coloradans learn to coexist?

A recent rash of attacks on dogs in the Parker area reignited a long-running conversation about one of the most resilient predators in North America


Here’s a roundup of the most important 2019 local election results in Colorado

From Mike Coffman’s apparent political comeback to an anti-fracking sweep of the City Council in Broomfield and the rejection of big tax measures in the Denver area, these are the results you need to know from Tuesday night

Politics and Government

Broomfield mayoral candidate’s arrest history — and other questions about his past — roil high-stakes race

Kevin Kreeger is facing calls to end his campaign, which is central to the battle over oil and gas drilling in Broomfield

Politics and Government

“There is a lot of uncertainty”: Outdoor industry facing $1.5 billion in monthly losses from Trump’s trade war

“This trade war, it’s having the opposite effect of its intention,” one industry representative said.


Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections

The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate

Politics and Government

Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.

Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters


Colorado regulators OK forced pooling for controversial Broomfield drill site that prompted lawsuit

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-1 to allow Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. to use a process called forced pooling to tap oil and gas belonging to several owners


Broomfield neighborhood sues to stop Colorado law that allows oil and gas under its homes to be drilled without consent

Federal lawsuit takes aim at “forced pooling” rule designed to make extraction more efficient. Wildgrass homeowners say its being used to run roughshod over them.


Superior weighs drilling moratorium, open space purchase to stop U.K. company’s Rocky Flats plan

Superior enlists expertise of Broomfield to fight Highlands Natural Resources' plan for 31 wells originating from the corner of Colorado 128 and McCaslin Boulevard