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How Are Fires Investigated in Colorado?

Colorado’s ability to investigate blazes has come under scrutiny in recent months. We asked the state’s only full-time fire investigator to explain the complicated, nuanced process.

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Meet the 24 Coloradans Competing in the Winter Olympics

These mega-talented athletes will go for gold this month in Beijing.

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What Does the Emergence of the Omicron Variant Mean for the Longevity of the Pandemic?

We asked two local experts about how Omicron is changing the course of the pandemic and what it will take for life to feel “normal” again.

Heating Costs Are Expected to Soar in Colorado This Winter

We break down what’s behind the expected uptick, as well as small actions you can take to save money.

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Celebrating One of the Country’s Oldest Pay-What-You-Can Restaurants

SAME Café, which provides healthy food and dignity to Denver’s most vulnerable citizens, celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2021. We look back on its significance.

What Allowed Greeley to Become One of the Fastest-Growing Metro Areas in the Country?

The population of Weld County swelled 30.1 percent in the past decade, according to new census data. We examined why—and how the expansion has impacted the community.

Behind the Remarkable Rise of Raquelitas Tortillas

How the 62-year-old RiNo company became Colorado’s most ubiquitous purveyor of tortillas and chips.

Despair, Resiliency, and Finally, Hope: How One Assisted Living Facility Has Weathered the Pandemic

After a year of severe isolation and loss, residents and staff at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen are starting to see the light at the end of a very long, very dark tunnel.

Coloradans Are Bracing for a Mental Health Crisis After COVID-19

The number of Coloradans who need mental health treatment is rising. Can the Colorado government get its act together in order to serve them all?

A New Bill Aims to Lower Coloradans’ Health Care Costs, Potentially Create a Public Option

Colorado Democrats introduced the long-anticipated legislation last week. We examined what the bill proposes and how supporters and critics believe it would impact Coloradans.

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Are Colorado’s COVID-19 Restrictions Easing Too Soon?

Local experts weigh in on the state’s decision to loosen restrictions as new, more contagious strains of the SARS-COV-2 virus emerge.

These Colorado Programs Are Combating Hunger with Nutritious Free Meals

To help the nearly 40 percent of Coloradans who are food insecure, Kitchen One for One and Project Worthmore aim to serve healthy food and spur community connection.

15 Colorado Brands Earned Top Honors at the 2021 Good Food Awards

The prestigious competition judges culinary products on both flavor and sustainability. We spoke with three local winners about what sets their products apart.

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Vaccine Guilt is Real. Here’s How to Deal, According to Local Ethicists

Elements of Colorado’s vaccine distribution are inherently unfair. But giving up your spot in line won’t solve inequities, ethicists say. Here’s why—and what you can do instead.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Is Going Pretty Well, All Things Considered

Our state is among the best at getting vaccines into arms quickly. Experts explain what the Centennial State has done right—and the challenges we still need to overcome.

Yes, It’s Possible to Find Love During the Pandemic. 3 Colorado Couples Explain How

Dating can be difficult in the best of times. During a pandemic, it can feel damn near impossible. Yet some Coloradans overcame the odds and found love this past year.

The 2021 Flatirons Food Film Festival Highlights Indigenous and Black American Foodways

Tune in to the virtual event for 13 film programs, immersive food pairings, discussions with top culinary leaders, and more.

The Nutrition Stats That Saved One ER Doc’s Life

Dr. Larry Cohen shares what motivated him to transform his eating habits—and his health.

Inside the Trend: Food as Medicine

We asked Colorado doctors, nutritionists, and other health care providers to guide us through the latest advancement in medicine: your diet.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Rolling Out Across Colorado. But When Will the Local Epidemic Actually Be Over?

All willing residents will likely get vaccinated by summer 2021, according to the state’s phased distribution plan. But that doesn’t guarantee the end of COVID-19 in Colorado. Experts explain what it will take to effectively beat the virus—and what life may look like in the meantime.

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