The city of Aurora launched a new crisis intervention program last month. The Aurora Mobile Response Team, under the city’s Division of Housing and Community, is sending unarmed, trained mental health professionals to respond to some emergency calls.
This year marks the 44th Denver Film Festival and the big change from last year is that it will take place in person. Tickets for the festival, which runs from Nov. 3 through Nov. 14, are already on sale. And so far, KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz can recommend two films.
Drought in the West took a national stage as water leaders from seven states and two tribes testified in the U.S. House. They pushed for collaboration as supplies dwindle.
Sitting in front of a large computer monitor in the back of a Pilatus PC-12 airplane parked at the Centennial Airport, firefighter Adam Hanson says his work feels more important this year than it ever has before.
The Times-Call reports the postal worker, whose name has not been released, was shot in front of a group of neighborhood mailboxes in southwest Longmont on Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday is National Fossil Day. The National Park Service has recognized this annual fossil celebration since 2010. This year, parts of Northern Colorado are joining the party for the first time. They are inspired by Pops the triceratops, who has been the official fossil of Weld County since the mid-1980s.
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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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a complicated groundwater case this week, which could have implications for the Mountain West. The case involves Mississippi alleging that Tennessee takes too much water from an aquifer that runs beneath both states. Several western states have argued against the suit, not wanting to further complicate water law between their states.
Google Maps will soon launch a new filter that shows the location of active wildfires. Beyond just mapping fires, it will also provide local emergency information when available.
Concerns about sending kids back to school have revolved around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But as the wildfire season has become longer, smoke finding its way into the classroom is also a problem. The Mountain West News Bureau's Maggie Mullen reports on the battle to keep children safe.
Jesus Jara, the school superintendent in Clark County, Nev., which includes Las Vegas, explained how the district has navigated the pandemic and what it needs from federal lawmakers going forward.
Thursday marks Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day meant to acknowledge the enduring impacts that residential schools had on Indigenous people.
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.
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