- Colorado banned legacy admissions at its public colleges. But what does that really mean for students?
Colorado made news in May as the first state in the nation to ban legacy admissions at its public colleges. But few colleges in the state even consider an applicant’s family ties to a school, so what does the law really change? The answer, advocates say: perception. They hope the law especially helps people of color,
- 3 women accuse ex-Westminster police officer of sexual misconduct
A former Colorado law enforcement officer is facing sexual misconduct accusations from three women, prosecutors said Friday. Wayne Darrell Nelson, 68, was charged with seven counts stemming from incidents between April 2018 and December 2020 when the women were his tenants and roommates, Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King said. Nelson is a retired officer
- Discovery of gray wolf pups won’t change Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s reintroduction work
That Colorado wildlife officials have sighted gray wolf pups in Colorado – the first in the state in 80 years — will not delay or slow the state’s voter-mandated reintroduction of the predators. “The ballot measure requires the establishment of a self-sustaining population, and this pack is not a population,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman
- National Ski Patrol, Colorado Mountain College will get “refresh” from former GOCO leader
Chris Castilian is stepping away after a four-year run as Great Outdoors Colorado’s executive director with his checklist completed. He developed a new strategic vision for Lottery-funded investment in Colorado communities. He helped create the new Fishers Peak State Park. He directed more than $270 million in GOCO grants. And his team spread six regional
- Colorado agricultural workers will get expanded rights, more pay. Here are the details.
Colorado lawmakers have approved a major expansion of labor rights for the state’s nearly 40,000 agricultural workers through a measure Gov. Jared Polis appears eager to sign. Senate Bill 87 would give farm workers the right to organize or join labor unions, earn state minimum wage and overtime pay. It would also protect workers and
- A new statewide zoning law probably won't fix Denver's housing problem, but elected officials hope it leads to more affordable housing
The city has started brainstorming how it can adopt a state law passed during the recent legislative session.
- Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 11-13
McGregor Square officially opens, and block parties are BACK.
- The first phase of Hurley Place, two 12-story mixed-use towers in RiNo, will begin in 2022
Bernard Hurley's mixed-use development will soon be underway.
- MSU's got its own vaccine lottery: Get the shot, win a scholarship.
See it at CPR.
- Denver Days: Hundreds of block parties return to the city -- here's how you can host one
Bring your sunglasses and sunscreen!
Colorado Public Radio
- COVID in Colorado: Highly Contagious Variant Spreading, Scholarship Winners, Vaccine Rates And More
this week, Mesa County is seeing a surge of COVID cases from the highly contagious Delta variant and the state released info about infections among the vaccinated. Also, what is the pandemic's toll on kids?
- Juneteenth Art Gallery Celebrates Black Creatives Along The Front Range
An art installation on display this month in Colorado Springs celebrates Black creatives in recognition of the upcoming Junteenth holiday. The Juneteenth Art Gallery at Cottonwood Center for the Arts includes the work of 12 artists from across the Front Range.
- From Conifer To Silverthorne To Rangely, Small Wildfires Burn Just A Day After ‘Extreme’ Warning
So far, the fires have been relatively small, with no reported injuries or major damage to homes or buildings.
- WATCH LIVE: Gov. Jared Polis To Announce Second $1 Million Winner of Colorado’s Vaccine Drawing
Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to announce the second winner of Colorado’s Comeback Cash Vaccine Drawing on Friday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m.
- Active Shooter Drills Are Part of School Life. Can They Be Done Better?
Kids prepare for fires, tornados, and bomb threats. But it’s the severity of some of today’s active shooter drills, and the different ways that kids are taught to respond that leads to confusion and can add to a student’s stress.
- Tracking the Curve
Garfield County reported 10 new cases on Wednesday and has seen a spike in hospitalizations this week. The post Tracking the Curve appeared first on Aspen Journalism.
- Craig betting on Yampa River to help transition from coal economy
Although city officials are moving forward with plans to build the whitewater park, they are — for now at least — forgoing a step that could help protect their newly built asset and keep water in the river. The post Craig betting on Yampa River to help transition from coal economy appeared first on Aspen Journalism.
- Colorado is also under attack by enemies of democracy
Many Republicans since November have demonstrated that they have little interest in democracy and would rather obliterate voting rights than lose elections. They started by rejecting President Joe Biden’s defeat of former President Donald Trump. In doing so they helped fuel a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on the day members of Congress certified The post Colorado is also under attack by enemies of democracy appeared first on Colorado Newsline.
- Colorado Republicans: Backlash over transportation fees could give GOP a shot in 2022
Republicans haven’t held power in the Colorado Senate since 2018, and not in the House since 2012. But they’re hoping what they perceive as new Democratic overreach into Coloradans’ lives, especially new transportation fees and “expanded bureaucracy,” will mean voters look to the GOP when filling out their ballots in 2022. Or perhaps the best The post Colorado Republicans: Backlash over transportation fees could give GOP a shot in 2022 appeared first on Colorado Newsline.
- A once in a lifetime opportunity for our children
As a mother, I think about my son and his future every day. The young people of our great state are the future leaders of Colorado and the nation, and they deserve quality jobs, clean air, climate justice and strong livelihoods. That is why I am calling on Sens. John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet to The post A once in a lifetime opportunity for our children appeared first on Colorado Newsline.
High Country News
- Why I changed my mind about Bears Ears
The benefits of a national monument in San Juan County outweigh the costs.
- Film: After wildfire, a motel becomes a temporary refuge
Nearly 8,000 people lost their housing in Oregon’s Labor Day fires. Some are finally finding a home, for now.
- Mining for lithium, at a cost to Indigenous religions
In western Arizona, the push for EVs threatens the Hualapai Tribe’s religious practices.