The CSU Spur campus is located at the National Western Center and hopes to attract some of the 10,000 students who visit the National Western Stock Show every year. This year on Jan. 6, the day before the stock show begins, CSU will officially open its third and final new building named Hydro (the Greek word for “water”).
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UPDATE: Natural Grocers opening on Dec. 14 has been DELAYED due to city inspector delays. It has been pushed to January, no exact date yet. This month: 1) Planet Pioneers; 2) Motels Purchased by the Fax Partnership; 3) Organic Grocery Store to Open in Central Park Neighborhood; 4) Affordable Apartments for Seniors; and 5) The Rose on Colfax.
Pandemic Impacts on Mental Health: Uncertainty & Isolation Are Tough on Kids
Jenna Glover doesn’t mince words. She says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a full-blown mental health crisis in children and teens, especially with issues of depression and anxiety.
Tween Drug Use & Support: “I thought I was doing Percocet. It was fentanyl.”
“If you start doing drugs you’ll probably like them. That’s the problem,” says Ben Stincer.
Child Tax Credit Is a Reality; Bennet’s Work Made it Happen
During the Democratic primary, Sen. Bennet ran on his American Family Act, which was subsequently endorsed by the Biden-Harris campaign and now has been included in the American Rescue Act.
Sue Stomps into Denver
SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, has arrived at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a two-month visit. Designed to appeal to dinosaur lovers of all ages, the exhibition features large-screen animations of SUE’s swampy habitat, a re-creation of the archaeological dig where SUE was found, touchable bronze casts of SUE’s bones, and more than 20 fossils of dinosaurs discovered in Colorado.
Books by Local Authors
Roger Kahn’s “How Crested Butte Became a Tourist Town: Drugs, Sex, Sports, Arts and Social Conflict,” Zoe Argento’s “Isolation Island: A Pandemic Story,” and Kathryn Haber’s “Fear Less, Love More.”
DMNS Space Odyssey Relaunches
The original Space Odyssey, opened in 2003, has been expanded and updated to include the new tools used by science and aerospace professionals.
Reducing Kids’ Stress During the Pandemic
The challenges of parenting during the pandemic are daunting: trying to keep everyone safe and healthy, managing online schooling, curtailing children’s social activities, and keeping harmony as everyone’s patience is being tested.
Foster Care to Adoption: A Challenging, Rewarding Road
826 days. That’s how long Poppy was in foster care. She was fortunate to be cared for and loved by a single family for most of those days. For foster parents, living with the knowledge that biological parents have the opportunity to have their kids back until their rights are officially terminated is the biggest hurdle.