For columnist Laura Pritchett, a 6-year-old letter to her future self revealed an overstretched woman yearning for calm and laughter. And it allowed her to measure her progress.
Thornton has plenty of water — it’s just in the wrong place. And that’s a very Colorado story.
As drought and unbridled population expansion stretch state water demand beyond the supply, Thornton’s plan-ahead vision is blocked at every turn.
How two big Denver suburbs are approaching the reality that they’re running out of water
Fast-growing Castle Rock starts with a turf ban, while Arvada doubles connection fees. Water prices are now part of the affordable housing equation.
Opinion: We are rediscovering Denver after 22 years gone. Here’s what we found.
On a morning walk in our new neighborhood, my wife and I were reflecting on our move back to Denver after living and working in Portland, Oregon, the past 22 years. We’ve seen dramatic changes since we returned in November. Some for the better, some worse and some changes that are too early to judge […]
Opinion: Why we need to reach hard-to-count Coloradans. There’s a lot at stake.
“Census undercount” is a daunting phrase arriving in most households with a thud, like “infrastructure decline” or “education reform.” It definitely sounds like a problem, somebody else should certainly be doing something about it, now what’s going on with Harry and Meghan? So we’re going to get specific right away, before we lose you. Let’s […]
Opinion: Forever means forever. Colorado’s iconic landscapes require “perpetual conservation easements” protection
There has been a lot of talk in the local news lately about perpetual conservation easements. What is this tool, and why should people care? A perpetual conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government entity to protect land — and its associated natural resources — forever. […]
Carman: The grinch is dreaming of warm beds for all this Christmas
All the flush folks in Denver love Christmas a lot, But this grinch contemplating the mean streets DOES NOT! It’s not that the lights on the mansions aren’t dope. In fact, they are brilliant and give us all hope. The candles aflicker, the parties all rocking Bring warmth that won’t fit in just any old […]
Colorado’s economy is predicted to keep growing in 2020, but slower. Here’s what this means.
The way Dale McCall sees it, farming has enough uncertainty. Unpredictable weather. Unreliable buyers. Even a year with overproduction can drag produce and meat prices down as a farmer’s costs rise. If only Congress would finalize foreign trade agreements, he’d feel a lot better about 2020. “Luckily in Colorado, we got our sugar beets out,” […]
Krieger: Boulder-style progressivism is on the ballot again
Boulder is one of the most progressive cities in America. If you don’t believe it, just ask any member of its city council. Boulder is also a lily-white country club with a 45,000-acre open-space moat that pushes real estate prices up and many local employees out. Having taken three-quarters of its land out of circulation, […]
Mike Coffman: Aurora can do better than being a laboratory for suburban development
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Aurora is now the 56th largest city in the United States, with a population of 372,000, while Denver is ranked as the 19th largest city, at 732,000. Denver’s future growth will be limited to controversial redevelopments that squeeze more density into an already crowded city, while […]