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Opinion: Women can find more outdoor fitness opportunities if cities expand park permits

As the founder and CEO of the Women in Fitness Association, I make it my daily aim to support women globally with opportunities in the fitness industry. Women in fitness deserve every opportunity to succeed by growing into leadership positions or expanding their businesses. According to a recent report analyzing U.S. Census data, women make […]

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Opinion: Access to water is a human right, unless you’re unhoused in Denver

Not everyone has the luxury to “hold it until they get home.” For the estimated 6,000 people in Denver who lack permanent housing, just finding a working toilet and safe drinking water can take hours of searching.  For such basics, people experiencing homelessness rely not upon city-provided services but mostly on dozens of community organizers, […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Transportation

Some of the priciest Denver real estate is going to the frogs in major Cherry Creek upgrade

As Inga Gok and her energetic Belgian shepherd explore the newly-terraced mudflats along Cherry Creek, east of South Quebec Street, they’re blissfully unaware of the expensive ground they tread.  This one-mile stretch of the popular Cherry Creek Regional Trail, where bike commuters and joggers speed by in a nonstop parade, is nearing the end of […]

Posted inEnvironment, Health, Outdoors, Water

To bridge the cultures of Mexico’s border region and a neglected Colorado neighborhood, just add water

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, MEXICO — Under the red girders of a nondescript toll bridge, waves gently lapped coarse sands in a gritty corner of this northwestern Mexican border city.   “There is usually no water and vegetation, and the ground looks like this,” local conservationist Alejandra Calvo-Fonesca said, gesturing toward the dusty shoreline of the […]