National parks, including Rocky Mountain, to get $50 million grant from feds and private partners

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Elk at Elk Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.

Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. With him was Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.




Two Colorado districts shift to later high school start times — for very different reasons

The 22,000-student Greeley-Evans school district in northern Colorado will join the 55,000-student Cherry Creek district in suburban Denver in adopting later high school start times this fall.

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By Ann SchimkeChalkbeat

The 22,000-student Greeley-Evans school district in northern Colorado will join the 55,000-student Cherry Creek district in suburban Denver in adopting later high school start times this fall.


Rockies fall to the Pirates 13-5 as Hoffman struggles

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) talks to catcher Tony Wolters (14) and starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman (34) in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Jul 21, 2017. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)
Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) talks to catcher Tony Wolters (14) and starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman (34) in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Jul 21, 2017. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

By Michael Kelly, Associated Press

A rough first inning could have meant an early exit for Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams. The rookie settled down, though, and rode his offense to his first win in more than a month.

Williams pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, and the surging Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.