Posted inNews, Outdoors

All-Black team nearly doubles number of Black athletes who’ve summited Everest. Is the next generation watching?

The walls of the dining tent were covered with letters from elementary school students cheering on the mountaineers from afar.  The Full Circle Everest Expedition climbers saw those letters every time they gathered for meals at Everest Base Camp.  “That was our inspiration. It was real,” said Thomas Moore, the Denver mountaineer who last month […]

Posted inHealth, News

Doctors are uneasy as Colorado collects providers’ diversity data

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Shaunti Meyer, a certified nurse-midwife and medical director at STRIDE Community Health Center in Colorado, doesn’t usually disclose her sexual orientation to patients. But at times it feels appropriate. After telling a transgender patient that she is a lesbian, Meyer learned the woman had recently taken four other trans […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: All Coloradans deserve access to trustworthy sources of local news

As the hours tick down before Tuesday’s general election, the news headlines about the state of our democracy could not be more dispiriting: As of Oct. 29, just 16% of Colorado voters had cast ballots Yes, Colorado’s school board races are becoming more politicized. Election disinformation has Colorado clerks trying new tactics to reassure voters […]

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First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit

Phil Henderson sees the outdoor industry like a cruise ship. It’s taken a long time for the largely white industry to embrace people of color.  But the ship has turned. Almost every corner of the industry is focused on building a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts.  “We just need more propulsion. We need more power,” […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

In a state that’s become increasingly diverse, the professors who teach at Colorado’s four-year colleges are overwhelmingly white. Of the 3,500 professors who have tenure, just 15 of them are Black women. Another 38 are Black men. Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all […]