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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike …

Bingo game encourages residents to dine around Elbert County

The Pines and Plains Libraries Foundation has created a bingo game to encourage Elbert County residents to dine at local restaurants this summer. Residents can pick up bingo cards at their library, …

Colorado politicians react to family separations at border

Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's …

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …

Rocky Flats: The refuge with a radioactive past

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that wildlife refuges ensure that future generations will always have an outdoor place to enjoy nature. But some people won’t set foot on Rocky Flats …
Education

Elizabeth High School grants 131 diplomas

Bright sunlight bathed the stadium as an overflow crowd of family and friends watched the Elizabeth High School commencement ceremonies on May 26 in the school's stadium. The 131 members of the Class …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

Colorado students receive awards for investing smarts

Colorado students are learning firsthand about the value of long-term investing while playing a game. The SIFMA Foundation’s online Stock Market Game helps boost students’ math, economics and …

Elizabeth HS grads look to future

Four graduating seniors at Elizabeth high school shared their thoughts in a Q&A with Colorado Community Media as they prepare for the next stage of life. Kayne Weidenbacher What activities do you …

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed …
Business

Oil, gas group warns drilling bans in Colorado could cost taxpayers

An oil and gas advocacy group said that Colorado has billions of dollars' worth of petroleum still in the ground and warned that taxpayers could face huge compensation claims if voters ban drilling. …

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally …

'Tasting rooms' plan for pot shops vetoed by governor

Colorado's governor has vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana …
Faith

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack …

Housing prices soar beyond income growth in Denver metro area

Housing prices in the Denver area are starting to stretch the limits of what the market can feasibly support, according to new research from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics firm. …
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