Don’t be fooled by anti-reformers in Denver schools election

The Denver Post is endorsing Mike Johnson, Rachele Espiritu, Barbara O’Brien and Angela Cobián in this year’s Denver School Board election. Supporters of reform efforts at Denver Public Schools ought to pay attention in this off-year election cycle, as four seats on the seven-member board are in play, and anti-reformers enjoy plenty of money and energy. Thankfully, a solid slate of reform-minded candidates is available, and we urge voters to the stay the course and support candidates who back Superintendent Tom Boasberg’s promising efforts to ensure that all district students attend a high-performing school. The Denver district’s embrace of charter and innovation schools and its commitment to ensuring that its… Read More

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Solving gun store burglaries has become a top ATF priority in Colorado

Owners and employees of the Triple J Armory gun store clean up after the business was burglarized in a smash-and-grab involving a Jeep Cherokee that plowed through the front entrance in the early hours of May 24, 2017. Dragon Man Mel Bernstein believed his store — stocked with thousands of guns, including 200 machine guns — was impenetrable. A pack of seven German shepherds, chain-link fences, reinforced steel doors and 36 surveillance cameras have kept thieves at bay for decades. But Bernstein’s store was just as vulnerable as dozens of others across Colorado. On the evening of Aug. 27, copycat thieves took his truck, rammed it into the Colorado Springs… Read More

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Interesting Facts About Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, otherwise known as the Mile-High City, has long been a favorite destination for tourists from across the globe. Situated near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the entire area offers limitless natural beauty and outdoor activities galore. Visitors to Denver soon realize that the opportunities for fun and enrichment really are innumerable. Museum lovers will find no shortage of options in Denver, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the History Colorado Center. The arts and culture scene is thought by many to rival those in other major U.S. cities, an proposition to which locals of all ages will attest. Denver is… Read More

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Could The Denver Broncos Become The ‘Colorado’ Broncos?

DENVER (CBS4)– The Boston Patriots changed their city name to embrace their entire region of New England. The Carolina Panthers,and Arizona Cardinals dropped their city names to embrace their entire state. Could the Broncos be next in line? A Commerce City man is spearheading an effort to make the Broncos name more representative of the entire state. (credit: CBS) Broncos fan Michael Scanlon is proposing the unthinkable. “Broncos country is so much more than just Denver,” he told CBS4’s Tom Mustin Scanlon works with the city council in Commerce City. He’s pushing a solo plan to change the Denver Broncos name to the more inclusive “Colorado” Broncos. “Denver is a… Read More

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Cu Denver Touts Biggest, Most Diverse Student Body Ever

Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DENVER – The University of Colorado’s Denver campus is kicking off the academic year with the biggest and most diverse student body in the school’s history, university officials said. In a news release Tuesday, CU Denver said its student body totals more than 14,000 students. The incoming freshman class is especially diverse – officials estimate more than 55 percent of the class are students of color — and Hispanic students now make up almost 20 percent of the total student body. Final tallies aren’t expected until sometime in September. The number of… Read More

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The History of ‘Stapleton,’ a Neighborhood Named for Former Denver Mayor and Kkk Member

NEXT – Colorado is not exempt from the renewed attention on white supremacy groups. RELATED: 1 dead, 19 injured as car hits crowd at rally in Charlottesville; driver in custody You may not realize that a popular neighborhood is named after Denver politician, who also was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. “We have the log books here at History Colorado and he’s listed in the register as B.F. Stapleton, number 1128,” said History Colorado Chief Creative Officer Jason Hanson. Courtesy: History Colorado “STAPLETON” B.F. Stapleton is Ben Stapleton, Denver’s former, five-time mayor. Courtesy: History Colorado The Stapleton neighborhood bears his name because Denver Municipal Airport was built during… Read More

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Colorado Among the Most Deadly States for Running Red Lights

Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DENVER – Colorado is the 7th most dangerous state in the country for red-light running fatalities, according to a report from The National Coalition for Safer Roads. Texas, California, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and New York ranked higher than Colorado. Indiana Michigan and Georgia rounded out the bottom of the list of the 10 Most Dangerous States. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2005-2015, an estimated 8,347 people were killed in 7,528 crashes related to red-light running. Local data was not available. Red-light running is the leading… Read More

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Paying A Visit To The Denver, Colorado Aquarium

Denver, Colorado has an amazing aquarium that is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Of course, if you want to get the most out of your trip to the aquarium, you need to be prepared. Here are some tips on how to have a great time. One of the most important things to think about is what you are going to wear to the aquarium – not in terms of fashion, but in terms of comfort. The aquarium itself is relatively large. That means that you are going to be doing a lot of walking. Be sure to dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing.… Read More

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The first step toward bridging the Colorado Divide

The sun sets over a long-vacated farmhouse in Lycan, in the southeast corner of Colorado. Lycan is in Baca County, one of a dozen rural counties that have seen their numbers shrink to less than half of what they were at their historic peak. “Colorado Divide.” That used to mean to us pretty much the same thing as the Continental Divide, a high mountain ridge where the water on one side ultimately flows to the Pacific Ocean, the water on the other ending up in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Not anymore. Now it is a divide defined not just by the rift of our Rocky Mountains… Read More

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Colorado Springs-Area Events Calendar: Wednesday, July 19

Here’s a look at a variety of events Wednesday around Colorado Springs and beyond: El Paso County Fair – Calhan, CO, elpasocountyfair.com FESTIVALS Through Aug. 4: Bravo! Vail Music Festival — Vail; bravovail.org. BEER Nature on Tap — Grab a beer and learn about nature, 5-8 p.m. Fossil Craft Beer Co., 2845 Ore Mill Road, Suite 1. One dollar of each beer will benefit Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers; 520-6387. 719 Brew Festival — 6-9 p.m., Switchbacks FC Soccer Stadium, Weidner Field, 6303 Barnes Road 719day.com. STAGE “Tinker Yorkinee Spree’s Fantabulous Suitcase Circus” — Opens 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,… Read More

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