The Mix

News and analysis pulled from the rush

Three things we heard at a gubernatorial candidates forum on early childhood

Stark differences in how Colorado’s two would-be governors plan to tackle early childhood issues were clear at a candidate forum Monday evening. U.S. Rep. Jared...

Littwin: Hick has made his big giddy-up move. He’s now officially thinking of running.

John Hickenlooper has officially announced that he will, at some point, decide whether to run for president. This is apparently news because, although he...

Guest Post: 12,000 international students are studying on Colorado’s college campuses. We welcome them.

This month on college campuses across Colorado and the nation, we welcome students who are beginning — or returning to — a two-year, four-year...

News Poetry: In Syria

soon my fingers say crickets sing the river laughs death dances words like a weariness ...

Littwin: Can Coffman, the escape artist, still break free when new poll shows him...

I have no way to judge the accuracy of The New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District race. But I...

Guest Post: I investigated the ‘unclear danger’ of Rocky Flats. Here’s why I’ll hike...

I'm going on a hike tomorrow, and I’ve never been more prepared. I’ve got granola bars in my backpack, ice water in my bottle,...

The Colorado Sun rises Your weekly roundup of Colorado local news & media

This week saw the much-anticipated launch of The Colorado Sun, the cryptocurrency/blockchain-backed online news startup formed by 10 journalists who voluntarily left The Denver Post. For...

Passing gas

Under the new MOU with Broomfield, Extraction would abandon the Lowell Pad, pictured here, and put in a new 19-well site named Livingston just southwest of Lowell, between Wildgrass and Anthem developments. (Ted Wood/The Story Group)

Key Colorado ballot initiatives have corporations spending tens of millions for your vote

Millions of dollars from special interests is going to support or fight three policy issues: a battle over how to pay for transportation needs,...

An initiative that helps teachers buy a home is expanding to 15 Colorado districts

Carissa Travis is an early bird. She’s usually at school by 6 a.m., two hours before her second-graders arrive, because she does her best...