Colorado Public News

Colorado Public News is created in partnership with Colorado Public Television 12,  Denver’s independent PBS station. It is led by editor Ann Imse. Others on the Colorado Public News team include:

  • Cara DeGette, managing editor
  • Noelle Leavitt, recruiting and social media director
  • Sonya Doctorian, video journalist
  • Drew Jaynes, webmaster and photographer
  • Journalists Bill Scanlon, Dennis Huspeni, Jody Berger, Sara Burnett, Jerd Smith, Michele Conklin, Andy Piper, Lauren Rickel, Raj Sharan, Amanda Turner
  • Robert D. Tonsing, publication designer and entrepreneur



Mon March 11, 2013

Colorado Paying Millions For Unneeded Private Prisons

The private prison company Corrections Corp. of America shuttered the Huerfano County Correctional Facility in 2010. The prison, in Walsenburg in southeastern Colorado, was the town's second largest employer
The Pueblo Chieftain/reprinted with permission

Colorado’s governor and legislature quietly agreed last year to pay millions to a private prison company for cells the state would not need.

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Mon February 18, 2013

A Job Market Catch-22 For Newly Graduated Registered Nurses: You Need Experience

No one in Colorado would hire newly graduated registered nurse Sara Chapman, despite the shortage of experienced nurses. She will take a job in Nome, Alaska
Sara Chapman


Mon February 11, 2013

Put A Lid On It: Helmet Use Reducing Brain Injuries On The Slopes

Sonny Joel Flock waves at his friend moments before a major ski crash at Arapahoe Basin two years ago
courtesy of Sonny Joel Flock and Kyle Hoehn


Mon January 28, 2013

Fewer Felonies Fewer Facilities: Colorado Prison Closures Would Mean Job Losses

Colorado closed the brand-new Colorado State Penitentiary II last year and now needs to shut down more prisons as the population shrinks.
Tracy Harmon PuebloChieftain


Mon January 7, 2013

Colorado Hospitals On A $3.4 Billion Construction Boom

The Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Aurora is one of many putting an emphasis on design, color and light in their new construction, saying it helps the healing process
Eckert and Eckert Design architect: H+L Architecture

$3.4 billion. That’s the total value of some 50 hospital construction projects occurring all over the state, a Colorado Public News examination has found.

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