Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Littwin: More and more people are apparently done with COVID, but is COVID actually done with us?

It requires no special insight to realize that the national mood on the pandemic is in the process of making a dramatic shift, even as the “mild” omicron variant continues to kill Americans at a disturbingly high rate. There is hope, even among some medical scientists, that after omicron finally leaves us, the pandemic will […]

Posted inHealth, News

Children’s Hospital hires first-ever chief of mental health after declaring state of emergency

Children’s Hospital Colorado, where the emergency department is regularly filled with suicidal kids and leaders last spring declared a mental health state of emergency, has hired its first-ever chief of mental health.  Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw, a child psychiatrist with a background in trauma and resiliency, will lead the hospital system as it pivots to […]

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Zornio: Jared Polis was right on truck driver, wrong on Walker Stapleton and definitely wrong on COVID

As the Marshall fire raged in my backyard, Gov. Jared Polis was also releasing a series of decisions that should not go overlooked. His actions included a sentence reduction for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the I-70 truck driver, and 1,315 pardons for marijuana possession — both matters I’ve been vocal on.  Polis also appointed his former gubernatorial […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

“I can’t do this to myself anymore”: Pandemic stress has driven some Colorado teachers to leave the classroom

Diane Santorico was a year shy of completing her third decade as a teacher when the profession that once gave her so much joy nearly stole all of it. She was sick – physically sick – and tired. The first few weeks of school had demanded that she teach in a second-floor classroom baking at […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Wildfire

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor wildfire: Postal workers rally to resume delivery after Marshall fire

Usually quiet this time of week, the Louisville Post Office bustled back to life Sunday as letters, bills, prescriptions and more waited in makeshift mail boxes for their owners to come claim them.  The post office, located along fire-ravaged McCaslin Boulevard, counts itself among the lucky buildings left standing after the Marshall fire, which reduced […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

As families grapple with food insecurity amid the pandemic, one Denver preschool has stood up its own fresh market

Just about every week, Trenna Richardson’s family gathers for what she calls “soul food Sunday,” a full spread that often consists of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, greens, corn and cornbread. “We just go all-out on Sundays,” said Richardson, who teaches toddlers at Clayton Early Learning in northeast Denver. But feeding a household of […]