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Parked: Colorado towns are taking action to preserve their remaining mobile-home parks Cities, counties...

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jeff Morehead’s cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead’s mobile home lot...
Oil and gas land managment must accommodate wildlife and growth

Guest Post: Finding accommodation among wildlife, growth, and oil and gas leasing

Last month, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order that directs state agencies to prioritize protections for big game migratory corridors and winter ranges....
Denver Police Sgt. Brian Conover speaks with Dorian Phillips on Nov. 14, 2018, during a police sweep of a homeless encampment in Five Points. (Photo by Alex Burness for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: Boosterism never boosts the homeless

We used to have a skid row in Denver. It was in the 1400 block of Larimer. There were always derelict-looking men hanging around...
Prairie Dog. Photo by Sharon Drummond via Flickr: Creative Commons

Guest Post: Prairie dogs are not pests

They’re easy to miss when you’re driving by. Tiny, sandy bodies blend in perfectly with the light dirt in which they make their homes....

Rename Stapleton? Backers say it’s time to dump ‘symbol of hate’ Community will...

Updated Monday, Aug. 19, 2019:  In preliminary results, Stapleton property owners have turned down a referendum to change the neighborhood's name, 65% to 35%,...
Volunteers partnered with Larimer County Natural Resources Department to help open up a wildlife corridor in Red Mountain Open Space. (Photo by Colorado State Forest Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Colorado should build a wall – of nature

If you think it’s bad now, the worst is still to come. In a news report two weeks ago, the Colorado state demographer stated...
Gross Dam in Boulder County (Photo by David Herrold via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: NIMBYs are Earth Warriors

Last weekend I stood in the back yard of a mountain house overlooking the massive proposed expansion of Gross Dam in western Boulder County....
New apartment development in North Denver. (Photo by Allen Tian)

The Indy 500: The message behind Denver’s mixed election results

After Denver voters on Tuesday elected Mayor Michael Hancock to a third term but ousted three council members – two of them Hancock allies...

Northeast Denver school sheds ‘Stapleton’ name and is now DSST: Montview The name change...

A public charter school in northeast Denver is the latest institution to nix the word "Stapleton" from its name. DSST: Stapleton announced Thursday that its...

These charts show why more Denver schools could soon have too few students

As Denver families are pushed out by high housing costs, declining enrollment is emerging as a notable budget issue for the school district, signaling...