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Editor's Intro
Week 2 Editor's Note: The changing American dream and the obstacles some people face
The first week of Colorado Community Media’s Long Way Home series focused on what many experts say is a housing crisis across the metro area.
WEEK TWO: The Changing American Dream

Racial Inequities: Black Coloradans often face barriers in homeownership

A few years ago, Aurora Warms the Night, an Aurora-based nonprofit serving people who need housing, ran into a challenge when assisting its Black clients in applying for apartments. When the applicants visited properties, landlords denied their applications. This happened over and over again.
Homes sit in an upscale neighborhood in the south Denver metro area.

A Look at the Suburbs: Map experts dig for roots of racial separation in metro Denver neighborhoods

In 1967, Black Americans were mired in “the long, hot summer.” Frustrations over poverty, unemployment, discrimination and myriad other issues spilled into the streets, leading to clashes with police, even arrests, in many places, including Denver.
As affordability and accessibility continue to create obstacles, Americans are redefining the "American Dream."

A New Vision: American dream changing for some Coloradans

Amber Carlson is a Colorado native. She loves the Denver area for all its amenities — from outdoor recreation to the arts-and-culture scene. But with so many other people moving to the region because they also love those things, Carlson would consider moving away.
Weather and gas prices causing higher utility bills

The spiking energy bills affecting many Coloradans are caused by colder weather and higher gas prices — factors over which neither regulators nor utilities have control, the Colorado Public Utility …

Juvenile violent crime is rising

Local youth theater nonprofit offers affordable classes

Arvada Library closes due to methamphetamine contamination

Unique weather pattern challenges snow removal in Douglas County

Real news. Real local.
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Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth …

Experts say there’s a low public health risk of secondary methamphetamine contamination

With the list of Colorado libraries that temporarily closed due to methamphetamine contamination recently growing to three locations, some residents asked: What’s the health risk of people who …

Not the 'June Incident,' but the death of Christian Glass

At 16, his car was his first real taste of freedom. At the age of 22, Christian Glass died in an incident involving a former Clear Creek deputy on June 10, 2022 in the same Honda Pilot he drove on his 16th birthday.

Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’

Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home.
SHIKAKA, VOTE and BULL are among some of the less “offensive” personalized license plates that were rejected by the Colorado DMV last year.
Last week was the official Town of Elizabeth School Choice Week, a time when town officials, the Elizabeth School District and residents of Elizabeth recognize the accomplishments of the school district and benefits of school choice.
By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …
Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …
Legacy's Quinn Funk took a league title  at 190 pounds at the Front Range League wrestling tournament Jan. 28 at Prairie View High School. He won all four of his matches by pinfall. Ryan …
Cherokee Trail rallied in the second half to just get past Arapahoe 69-65 in a Centennial League game on the Warriors' floor Jan. 27. No stats were available for the Cougars.  Miles Mcmonigle …
Brighton High School beat out Poudre High School for the team championship at this year's Front Range League tournament, contested at Prairie View High School Jan. 28. The host ThunderHawks finished …
Frederick beat Fort Morgan 81-3 in a Longs Peak League contest Jan. 26 in Frederick. Savanna Staff led the Golden Eagles with 39 points. Gabby Jima was next with 10, and Kaylee Gardner came off …
Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …
Zoey and Kenna Conley are typical 5-year-old twins: full of life, always busy and best friends.
Over the Jan. 27-29 weekend, hundreds braved the windy and snowy conditions to savor the beer and music at Golden's UllrGrass festival.
Culture Stories

Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …
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