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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.
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Enrollment for universal preschool opened Jan. 17

The Polis administration has announced that enrollment for the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado program will open on Jan. 17 for families to register their kids for preschool this fall. “We are …

Voters may be asked to forgo future TABOR refunds

The Colorado legislature will debate a bill this year that would ask voters in November to waive their future Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights refunds and earmark the money, potentially billions of …

Colorado’s high school graduation rate jumped in 2022

Colorado’s four-year high school graduation rate for the class of 2022 ticked up to 82.3%, jumping 0.6 percentage points from the previous year, according to data released by the Colorado …

Big lines from Gov. Jared Polis’ 2023 inaugural

Gov. Jared Polis provided a road map for how he plans to spend his next four years leading Colorado as he was sworn into office for his second term.  “When you listen to enough folks, you realize …
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 Andrea Thorpe, a former teacher in the Fort Lupton school system, died Jan. 11 at the age of 76. She was born July 17, 1946, in Duluth, Minnesota. Her family eventually settled in Des …
Douglas County Commissioners and Zoning Compliance Manager Michael Cairy recently hosted a town hall meeting to continue discussions on how to implement short-term rentals in unincorporated areas not governed by planned developments
This winter has brought a unique weather pattern along the Front Range. For Douglas County, the snow has remained on the ground for a longer period of time, creating ice packed areas.
Elizabeth Middle School sixth-grader Luci Samaco racked up her second straight win in the Elizabeth School District’s annual spelling bee on Jan. 11.
Sports
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 …
In times when it’s difficult to find unanimity on much of anything, the Frederick High School boys basketball team agrees on this. Improved defense will be a key to the Golden Eagles’ …
Representing the future of men’s gymnastics, 60 young men from across the state have trained countless hours to compete at the 8th annual 20 Mac Throwdown.
Poudre rallieed from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Brighton 35-31 on the Bulldogs' floor Jan. 24. BHS scored 23 points in the first half, but the Impalas' defense held the Bulldogs to …
Life
The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Pianist Lorraine Min will appear with the orchestra in a concert called “Rhythm and Blue” featuring …
“Wild!” is the title of a beautiful new exhibit at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village. Studio Art Quilt Associates of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah put out a call to its members for …
Never underestimate the resolve of area residents wanting to honor a veteran.
Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot …
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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