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Colorado’s urban open space past haunts the future of development and community life

From Park Hill Golf to Westminster Farm to the Stock Show grounds, neighbors demand much from rebuilding of spaces they feel ownership in, while developers say there’s only so much they can do.

Growth

A mission-minded loan source that doesn’t care if you’re a startup with no experience, revenues or credit

CDFIs, like Colorado Enterprise Fund, provide underserved communities with capital when banks say no. The niche is attracting investors seeking impact, including Google and Netflix

Business

Opinion: Colorado’s overlooked but mighty small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

Opinion Columns

Colorado theater companies are clinging to life and worry coronavirus will mean shows cannot go on

Some 60% of the arts groups supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District are only moderately or not at all confident that they will survive

Culture

Opinion: The crisis facing local news in these coronavirus times is a crisis of democracy

Opinion Columns

Old mining shacks are becoming backcountry ski huts in Colorado’s high country

The North London Mill preservation project in Park County aims to use a long-abandoned gold mill site for outdoor education as part of rural Colorado's shift from extraction to recreation

Outdoors

Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.

Creative industries are big business, but little towns are taking their time sketching plans to develop housing alongside studio space

Business

One-way-only mountain bike trail ups the adrenaline on Clear Creek County’s emerging trail network

The 1.3 mile downhill trail, called The Sluice, is a key feature of the new Floyd Hill Open Space trail system that reaches over the hill into Clear Creek Canyon

Outdoors

Aurora spent $34 million on water from a toxic mine. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

The plan to tap the aquifer above Park County's London Mine could provide a template for how thirsty cities can draw on new sources of clean water, while also cleaning up polluted mine runoff

Environment