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Colorado Livin’

Helping Colorado’s Most Vulnerable Kids

During a pandemic, trauma does not take a break. In fact, for children and families at Tennyson Center, trauma has increased exponentially. Parents are faced with layoffs, rents are due; the economic uncertainty is often unbearable. Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children face a heightened risk of neglect and abuse as coronavirus-related school closures keep […]

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COVID Diaries Colorado: A day in the pandemic

A teacher greets her students. An imam counsels his congregants. A firefighter reports for duty. New parents take their baby home from the hospital. These are routine moments in the lives of Coloradans. But the coronavirus has transformed the routine into the remarkable, upending how we live and interact with each other. As a heavy […]

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The New Now

Remember: This pandemic is not the “new normal,” this is just the “new now.” My 13-year-old Bode has always been a deeply intuitive child.  He recently taught us an important lesson on perspective during our little graveside service for our beloved pet. Bode was 3 when we adopted Fat Kitty and it was his earliest […]

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9-year-old from Highlands Ranch folds, delivers 2,000 'Thank you' hearts to hospital workers

 A 9-year-old girl wanted to show her appreciation for medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. So she started folding paper, and along with friends and classmates, ultimately created and delivered 2,000 origami paper hearts with “thank you” messages on them to the hospital staff at Swedish Medical Center. “We […]

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Earth Day 2020: Colorado activities that are good for the earth

Now more than ever, our hearts are turned to the importance of taking care of this beautiful world.  As the first U.S. state travel office to develop a comprehensive destination stewardship plan aimed at inspiring travelers to reduce their impacts, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), along with destinations across the state, is creating opportunities for […]

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"Virtually Denver" has growing list of online/virtual activities

Can’t visit your favorite attractions in Denver? No problem!  Denver residents complying with a mandatory “stay at home” order to help curb the spread of the coronavirus can still explore The Mile High City’s rich cultural and performing arts scenes and attractions from the safety of their homes with a new online resource called Virtually Denver. The new web […]

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Deals: Free delivery, online learning and more!

COVID-19 is changing our lives in a lot of ways. I have seen neighbors “going on a bear hunt” looking for the hidden teddy bears in windows…but more to the point – my neighbors are going on walks together! We are calling loved ones! (Verizon reports phone traffic up). Some of you might even be […]

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