In 2016, Temple Aaron in Trinidad, Colorado went up for sale. In order to save it, members of Colorado's Jewish community and non-Jewish residents of Trinidad had to work together.
A movie just released in the United States called Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You was made in 2019 in Germany and Dubai. It won awards at the Venice Film Festival and other festivals around the world.
IRS records reveal how Gov. Jared Polis, Gov. Jim Justice, former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other wealthy political figures slashed their taxes using strategies unavailable to most of their constituents.
Drought in the Colorado River basin continues into its second decade. Scientists say it's driven high temperatures, low precipitation, and dry soil and streams. Climate change means they're likely to get worse.
Daniel Tom was the target of racism and bullying growing up in Mesa, Ariz. Decades later here in the small mountain town of Buena Vista in south-central Colorado, life is easier, quieter. Still, there are at least a few signs that make him feel unwelcome – actual signs that read “Chinaman Gulch.”
The president of a police union in Aurora has been placed on paid administrative leave by the police department after he sent an email to the group's 240 members calling diversity provisions in an agreement between the city and the state “sexist and racist.”
KUNC and the Mountain West News Bureau take an in-depth look at how an untold history of exclusion and racism in Western sundown towns haunts the region and affects residents of color today.
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A new survey of several Mountain West states found that 85% of respondents are concerned about our Democracy. Research firm Morning Consult talked with nearly 1,900 people. Most were also concerned about misinformation and expect more violence similar to what occurred on Jan. 6.
The pandemic slowed food supply lines across the country as workers at major meat processing plants got sick. That meant more ranchers were turning to local butchers for processing, and consumers were turning to them for meat. But more business at local meat shops means less room to process wild game for hunters.
Unseasonable wildfires fueled by high winds over dry ground resulted in two deaths in the Mountain West this week.
Bill Gates' company TerraPower and the utility Rocky Mountain Power have picked the Wyoming coal town of Kemmerer as the location for a $4 billion, electricity-generating nuclear reactor. Optimism is high but the technology's unproven.
A new Brookings Institution analysis helps fill the data gap, finding that nearly 40% of Native Americans saw cuts in work hours or pay over the last year – higher than all other racial or ethnic groups.
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Our new podcast, The Colorado Dream: Career Education, examines how a small metro Denver school district is playing a greater role in training tomorrow's workforce.