Rocky Mountain National Park remains open after government shutdown; other US parks closed

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

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A pond in Rocky Mountain National Park at dawn. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Mathew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.

But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island — were closed.


Women’s March in Denver moves beyond protest of Trump

The 2018 Women’s March in Denver, as well as its counterpart rallies across the country, highlighted that those pushing for equality are less shocked and fearful of the future than they were a year ago and more energized about affecting change.

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The 2018 Women’s March, Jan. 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A steady drumbeat led thousands of people through the streets of downtown Denver on Saturday during the second annual Women’s March.


State report recommends allowing 3.2 beer sellers to automatically switch to full-strength brews

Lawmakers now get to decide how to handle the transition away from 3.2 beer.

The 7-Eleven near the National Western Complex, Elyria Swansea, June 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) national western complex; elyria swansea; development; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The former 7-Eleven near the National Western Complex, Elyria Swansea, June 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The state agency that oversees alcohol licenses in Colorado published a report this month recommending that hundreds of gas stations and grocery stores currently stocking 3.2 beer be able to automatically switch to full strength sales in 2019.



Here’s what Gov. Hickenlooper said about 7 of the biggest issues facing Coloradans

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued his last State of the State speech Thursday, telling Colorado lawmakers one last time to “giddy up!”

Governor John Hickenlooper's State of the State address, Jan. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) copolitics; governor john hickenlooper; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address, Jan. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued his last State of the State speech Thursday, telling Colorado lawmakers one last time to “giddy up!”