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Are Colorado Taxpayers Financing Abstinence Education at Charter Schools?

It isn’t always easy to know what’s being taught at charter schools in Colorado. Charters, which won a major victory in securing equal funding as public schools last June, pride themselves on the freedom to find fresh, creative approaches to learning while claiming to meet or even exceed state education standards. But …

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SunShare Denver Solar Garden: The Not-So-Sunny Side of Clean Energy

Interested in SunShare’s Denver Solar Garden? The view isn’t so sunny from the inside. SunShare, the much-ballyhooed operator of community solar gardens along the Front Range, seems like a great opportunity. Area residents interested in solar power but who can’t or don’t want to install panels on their roofs can instead …

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TODAY: Forum Will Explain Storm Water Diversion, I-70 Expansion Lawsuits

All the large projects coming to Denver, including the Interstate 70 expansion, the National Western Stock Show complex overhaul and the Platte to Park Hill Storm Water Diversion, are inspiring lawsuits challenging them. And today, Saturday, September 9, Denver Inter Neighborhood Cooperationwill host a free forum discussing the lawsuits pertaining to …

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Readers on Tips for Transplants: Twelve Months of Advice for Newcomers

We know plenty of you haven’t called the Mile High City home for long.That’s why in October of last year we started our Tips for Transplants series, in which we broke down our best advice for newbies by month (because November in Denver is very different from November in L.A., …

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Comparing Hurricane Harvey’s Devastating Rain to Precipitation in Denver

The images of the devastation from Houston after Hurricane Harvey are incredible, in the absolute worst sense possible (until, perhaps, images of Hurricane Irma’s devastation come along). The official death toll from the floods stood at about seventy as of Thursday, September 7, and it may wind up as the costliest natural disaster …

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Two dead after airport runway test drive crash

BUENA VISTA – Two men are dead after a test drive gone wrong on an airport runway. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says they got a call of a vehicle crash at Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista at around 12:30 Friday afternoon. They found wreckage about 650 feet …