In rain or snow, in sunshine or darkness, about 10 to 20 men gather every Tuesday at 5:30am near the sledding hill in Central Park for an intense workout.
Transformational “Park Quest”
A few months into the pandemic and about a year after he moved from South Dakota to Central Park, Jeff Dunn bought the last bike that was available at a neighborhood bike shop. “I wanted something to do, but I had no plans beyond that,” says Dunn.
Denver’s Successful STAR Program a Model for Rep. Crow’s Mental Health Bill
United States Congressman Jason Crow is the co-sponsor of a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from needing to respond to calls involving mental health crises. The bill, which was passed by the House, would provide local governments with grants to form mental health units, instead of police, to respond to certain 911 calls.
A House for Healing: Counseling and Support for Grieving Families
For 20 years, Judi’s House has provided grief support and counseling for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The organization, which was founded by former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese and his wife Brook, has helped 12,000 people cope with bereavement.
High Court Limits EPA in Fight Against Climate Change
“Colorado is on the front lines of our climate reality with wildfires, drought, extreme weather and all of the health and economic impacts that come with that. So, when the Supreme Court limits our tools in addressing those challenges, Coloradans are going to feel it.”
Magic Mushrooms…Potentially a Magic Cure?
Charles says he spent 5-10 hours a week Googling possible alternative treatments and quickly discovered numerous articles about the benefits of psilocybin—a naturally occurring compound found in some mushrooms that is known for its hallucinogenic properties. Increasingly, it is also being touted as a possible treatment for a variety of physical and mental health maladies including cluster headaches, migraines, PTSD, chronic pain, and treatment-resistant depression.
Sending Mental Health Pros, Not Police
Denver’s program that sends mental health pros instead of police on 911 calls is expanding after proving itself a big success.
Pickleball Fever: Fastest Growing Sport in The Country
It may have a funny-sounding name, but it’s the fastest growing sport across the nation and in Denver. Pickleball, which is a cross between tennis and ping pong, is delighting players of all ages even as it’s causing challenges for municipal recreation departments.
Kids Convey Covid Woes through Art
Covid continues to take a toll on our youth. Here’s what some talented young artists had to say (or illustrate) about living through a pandemic.
Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare and Autism Guru
Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin has long been celebrated as one of the world’s leading authorities on the subjects of animal welfare and autism, so it’s only natural that the new CSU Spur campus at the National Western Center features a facility for equine assisted services bearing her name.