Naomi Peña Villasano asked a federal court to OK wearing a sarape in tribute to her Mexican and American heritage. When the court said no, she did it anyway.
High school senior sues Colorado school district that’s trying to keep her from wearing Mexican sash during graduation
Naomi Peña Villasano, who is set to graduate May 27, is accusing school officials of violating her freedom of speech
“We know”: Postal Service acknowledges growing mail problems in Colorado mountain towns
Some Colorado towns are preparing to sue to make the post office prioritize mail over last-mile deliveries for Amazon.
Colorado air pollution regulators are so behind that they didn’t get around to a hearing on one company’s permit for 13 years
In March 2009, a Western Slope oil company filed an application for a state air emissions permit for its wastewater treatment facility. On Thursday, state regulators got around to holding a hearing on that permit — about almost 13 years behind schedule. “We are asking for the same thing we asked for 13 years ago, […]
Colorado oil and gas wells are constantly changing hands. Some risk becoming costly “orphans” along the way.
PARACHUTE – When it comes to oil and gas companies, Bob Arrington has seen them come and seen them go. Arrington has, in succession, wrangled with three different drillers all showing up at his Battlement Mesa doorstep. First there was Antero Resources, which sold out to Ursa Resources, which then went bankrupt with its assets […]
Off-highway vehicles are revving up locals (in a bad way) in Colorado’s remote mountain towns
When Teri Havens bought two acres tucked in a thick stand of aspen on a hill south of Marble in 1995, it was her bit of backcountry nirvana. Yes, it sat along a popular jeeping trail ̶ a county road leading to the historic Lead King Loop. But she could live with four-wheel-drive vehicles jouncing […]
Colorado teens pregnant during coronavirus face increased isolation and difficult decisions
Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Montgomery wants her boyfriend Jesse to be with her for their daughter’s birth in December. She would also really like her mother present for the labor and delivery. However, she’s allowed only one visitor under current hospital policies to combat the spread of the coronavirus. “My mom is my best friend. I’ve always […]
Record unemployment is leading to unprecedented food insecurity in Colorado
Mothers in Parachute cannot find formula to feed their babies. Isolated residents near Fairplay lack access to food. Unhoused people quarantined in a Denver motel need all meals brought to them. Migrant workers in Pueblo are without rice and beans. With unemployment about 30 times higher than the Great Recession’s peak— 231,610 initial claims were filed with […]