Amtrak train

Testing On Amtrak’s Newest High-Speed Train Nears Completion At Pueblo R&D Track

At a test track 20 miles outside of Pueblo, Amtrak’s latest high-speed Acela train has been topping 166 miles per hour. Staff at the Transportation Technology Center are monitoring and evaluating its performance and safety features, including…
Older adults sharing a drink

Older Coloradans Are Making New Holiday Traditions As Coronavirus Keeps Them Isolated

Denise Wood lives alone in Denver, and that's how she’s spending Christmas this year — alone.
Woman putting Flags in ground

Dec 22nd - Veteran Suicides Remain High Above The National Rate. Congress Is Trying To Change That

Kristen Christy is often called a subject matter expert on the issue of veterans’ suicide, but it's not by choice. Twelve years ago, her husband Don, a Lt. Col. in the Air Force, died by suicide.
Holiday Lights

Dec. 18, 2020: From Music To Comedy And A Chance To Reflect, It’s The Holiday Extravaganza!

It's the 5th Annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza. Grammy-nominated jazz cornetist Ron Miles headlines; Broadway star Beth Malone channels Judy Garland; and Colorado Springs comedian Rion Evans brings some levity to 2020. They're just…
Pueblo Bus Passengers

In Pueblo, A Small But Vital Bus System Keeps Rolling As Others Stall

The route 11 bus was not exactly where Jesse Espinoza wanted to be on a recent morning. He had lost his job as a warehouse packer the day before and was on his way to sell plasma.
Veteran and Care Giver

New Program Wants To Help Veterans’ Caregivers During The Pandemic

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lara Garey's daily responsibilities as her husband's primary caregiver left little time for her to focus on anything else.
president of East LA Community Corporation

Dec 21st - It Was Just 30 Units, But An East LA Apartment Fire Underscores The Veteran Housing Crisis

In September, Manuel Bernal got horrible news: a fire had destroyed the nearly-finished Nuevo Amanecer apartment complex in East Los Angeles. It would have provided desperately-needed low-income housing, including 30 units for veterans.
scene from Nutcracker ballet

The Nutcracker Is Back, and Here's How to See It

Every year, the Front Range goes nuts for The Nutcracker — and though most live events in the state are shut down because of the pandemic, companies are finding ways to keep Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's holiday spectacular alive through online…
pedestrians in cross walk

Back on Track: What’s Next for the RTD Board of Directors?

This year, the RTD Board of Directors has been faced with many new challenges.
pedestrians using closed streets

More than $30,000 in microgrants available for Denver walking and bicycling projects

Denver Community Active Living Coalition promotes physical activity during pandemic.