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PHOTO: The days of being able to use an aerial drone to take photos or video in a national park in Colorado, or anywhere in the nation, are over. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

ESTES PARK, Colo. - "Drones" are increasingly becoming part of the national vocabulary, but they won't be found in Colorado's 13 national parks - at least, not for a while. A ban on aerial drones being used inside national parks, primarily to capture photos and video, is now in full effect in Color...Read More

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PHOTO: Conservationists and sportsmen want federal public lands to remain in public hands, instead of being handed over to states or private entities, as the Republican National Committee has recently proposed. Photo courtesy of Suzanne O'Neill.

DENVER - The Colorado Wildlife Federation, along with 40 other conservation and sportsman groups, is asking the Republican National Committee (RNC) to reconsider its support of states and the private sector taking responsibility for federal public lands. The RNC passed the resolution this year, but...Read More

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PHOTO: The state-issued driver's license will bear a slightly different banner than the standard Colorado driver's license. Courtesy: CO DMV

DENVER - The Colorado DMV is chipping away at the estimated 45,000 immigrants who are now eligible for a state-issued driver's license. It's been almost a month since the state began issuing driver's permits to them, and members of the state's insurance industry say immigrants aren't the only people...Read More

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PHOTO: Many Latinos are as concerned about conservation, the environment and public lands protection as immigration issues, according to a new analysis of voter surveys by Latino Decisions and the Hispanic Access Foundation. Photo courtesy of America's Voice.

DENVER - Immigration is often assumed to be the key issue on the minds of Latino voters in Colorado and nationally, but a new report finds those voters also are concerned about the environment. In Colorado, 93 percent of Hispanic voters said it was "very important" for the government to protect pub...Read More

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PHOTO: Agriculture and conservation groups are coming together to reach out to the oil and gas industry to collaborate on a plan to ensure the survival of the greater sage grouse, and help keep the bird off the Endangered Species list. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

WALDEN, Colo. - The current level of protection for one of Colorado's native birds is ruffling the feathers of conservationists. Next year the federal government is expected to decide whether to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Several Colorado groups are working...Read More

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PHOTO: About one in four Colorado children already has experienced tooth decay by the time he or she enters kindergarten. Photo courtesy of Caring for Colorado Foundation.

DENVER - What to put in your child's backpack isn't the only priority parents should have for the new school year. The federal Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year because of dental health-related problems. Preventive dental car...Read More

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PHOTO: More than half of teens surveyed for the Pew Research Internet Project said they'd observed instances of cyber-bullying. Photo courtesy www.stopbullying.gov

DENVER - Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed ...Read More

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PHOTO: Brothers Redevelopment offers help in retrofitting the homes of older Coloradans so they can remain at home longer. Photo courtesy: Brothers Redevelopment

DENVER – More than 16,000 Coloradans reside in the more than 200 nursing homes across the state. For many, it's their only option, but this week a group of housing and aging specialists is participating in a summit to develop more affordable housing options for older Coloradans. Jeff Marti...Read More

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