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Parked: One of the wealthiest counties in Colorado owns four mobile-home parks, an effort...

While the existence of five mobile-home parks in Colorado’s wealthiest county might come as a surprise to some, they are actually an integral part...
The Eagle River Village mobile home park is shown in Edwards, Colo., on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, The Park is less than 10 miles from world-class skiing at Beaver Creek Resort and represents one of the last bastions of affordable housing in the area. An estimated 100,000 people live in about 900 mobile home parks across Colorado. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Parked: A bastion of affordable housing in Colorado is under growing threat Mobile homes...

In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett’s door — for unauthorized guests,...
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....
About 24,000 Colorado kids went back to school this fall with personal or religious exemptions from the vaccination that protects against the highly contagious disease. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News)

In record year for measles, 24,000 Colorado students are back in school with exemptions...

Amid a record number of measles cases nationwide, about 24,000 Colorado kids went back to school this fall with personal or religious exemptions from...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A surrendered assault rifle magazine with bullets sits on a table during a gun buyback event on Dec. 17, 2016 in San Francisco, California. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, the House Judiciary committee advanced three gun bills, including one that would ban high-caoacity magazines. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Colorado lawmakers split on gun control votes Legislation advances to House on red flag...

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along partisan lines to approve...

Leading Democratic presidential candidates say they will boost teacher diversity. Here’s how.

Teacher diversity wasn’t an explicit part of either Hillary Clinton’s or Bernie Sanders’ platforms in the lead-up to the 2016 election. But as 2020 approaches,...
A lesser prairie chicken in Prowers County, Colorado. Photo by Nick Athanas via Flickr: Creative Commons.

Conservationists warn weaker Trump rules could doom Colorado dancing grouse

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act could make it harder to bring animals back from the brink, including...
Halfway house in danger

Guest Post: Colorado’s halfway houses are a beacon of hope for many

For nearly 40 years, I’ve worked in the corrections industry having started as a parole officer and eventually retiring from the Department of Corrections...
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...

If a government wants thousands of dollars to process your public records request, is...

When a government agency wants $5,850 to fulfill a request made under the Colorado Open Records Act, is it effectively denying access to those...