Figuring out the plan There are more intensive studies and plans to come, including a look next year at how passenger and freight trains would interact — even if they’re likely on different tracks — and then a National Environmental Policy Act study. That federal law calls for calls for an extensive analysis of a project’s potential impacts that has a tendency to drag on, though federal officials in the Trump administration have been working to streamline the process to two years or so. … [Read more...] about Colorado is making progress on a Front Range railway. Here’s what it will take to make it happen.
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Social-emotional learning is one of the most important things that schools provide to students, and as experts weighed in on the reopening debate, it was one of the primary reasons they advocated for getting students back into the classroom ASAP. Chu said he’s seen the benefits of social interaction for his daughter Kellan in just the first week of school, and that’s been worth sending her back even if safety protocols, such as mask wearing and social distancing, are not as stringent for kindergartners. … [Read more...] about How is in-person learning going in Colorado? So far, so good, parents and experts say
5” for metro Denver and the Front Range 5″ for Colorado Springs 8” for the Castle Rock area 8″ for Boulder 8″ for Fairplay 11″ in Estes Park This snowstorm, while uncommonly early, is not Denver’s earliest recorded snowfall. The earliest flakes on record in Denver fell on another Labor Day weekend in 1961. The Sept. 3 storm brought a whopping 4.2 inches of snow to the Denver area nearly six decades ago. This storm will tie the second-earliest snow on record: 0.7 inches recorded on Sept. 8, 1962. … [Read more...] about Colorado weather: When, where and how much snow to expect Tuesday
Fire shelters are occasionally redesigned to better withstand extreme conditions. At 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius), the glue that holds the protective layers together begins to melt. Crew members may have just seconds or minutes to find a safe spot to deploy the shelters, climb inside and manage to hold them tight to the ground despite the whipping gusts that often come with a wall of flames. … [Read more...] about Emergency fire shelters can save lives, in some conditions
“The digital divide has always been with us,” said Dempsey. “This problem is not new to us…. For a lot of our students, their more affluent peers have two or three devices at home, and for many of our families, this is the first device they’ve ever had.” … [Read more...] about Nonprofit attacks digital divide by giving 5,000 devices to Spring Branch ISD families