Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post

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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Students, parents at Denver’s North High protest after beloved Latino teacher’s contract not renewed

Students at North High are so outraged over the beloved teacher’s departure that a group of them lined the hallways Wednesday chanting in support of Tim Hernández. → Read More

“Grounded for something we didn’t do”: Denver neighborhood pushes back against park closures as response to violence

Weeklong barricade of La-Alma Lincoln Park latest example of city closing public spaces to deal with social ills → Read More

Literary-themed park in Denver misquotes, misattributes writers it celebrates

A small, literary-themed park in Denver's Lowry neighborhood touts itself as a space to "appreciate great literature," but several of the quotations painted or sculpted around the grounds as a nod to writers and readers are misattributed or written incorrectly. → Read More

“We cannot lose these”: Colorado’s Chicano murals ranked among nation’s most endangered historic places

Colorado’s Chicano murals are on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of America’s most endangered historic places, announced Wednesday. → Read More

Trader Joe’s is opening a new Denver-area grocery store this week

Make room in those freezers and pantries because a new Trader Joe’s location is opening up this week in Parker. → Read More

Inmate-turned-developer breaking ground in RiNo says he’s putting kindness over profits

The first phase of Hurley Place, a mixed-use development between the Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse along the South Platte River, should break ground within the next 60 days. → Read More

CU Denver plans new restoration of historic Auraria homes as part of “healing process”

The University of Colorado Denver plans to renovate the six century-old houses the school occupies in the Auraria Campus's Ninth Street Historic District and find new uses for them that better honor what Regent Nolbert Chavez calls the "sacred" nature of the buildings. → Read More

“Dude, it’s going to be you, your stomach, or the money”: Man found guilty of 2020 robbery, murder in Centennial

A 32-year-old man was found guilty of a 2020 Thanksgiving Day robbery and murder of an Arapahoe County convenience store clerk, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. → Read More

Colorado universities strain to keep up with students’ ever-increasing demand for mental health resources

Colorado universities are feeling a strain on their resources as hiring constraints and a generational shift toward mental health acceptance means counseling centers are busier than ever while sometimes understaffed. → Read More

Ukrainians in Colorado rally in solidarity with their homeland as Polis says state will ensure it’s not supporting Russia

As Russian troops waged war on their homeland, Ukrainians living in Colorado came together in solidarity outside the state Capitol on Thursday and Gov. Jared Polis announced the state will work to ensure it's not financially supporting the Kremlin in any way. → Read More

Denver weather: Frigid cold, snow expected for next few days

Forecasters expected frigid temperatures and light snow to greet Denverites on Tuesday morning following a warm, sunny weekend -- a drastic swing that epitomizes Colorado's winter weather trickery. → Read More

Faces of the Front Range: This Denver musical prodigy has played with legends. You can see him shine locally.

Michael Williams, 52, started as a musical child prodigy singing at Denver's King Baptist Church with his siblings from the time he was a toddler. → Read More

Archdiocese of Denver to review “Catholic identity” of its high schools following firing of Regis Jesuit student media advisers

The Archdiocese of Denver plans to review the theology curriculum, hiring practices and "Catholic identity" of the high schools under its purview following the retraction of a student publication and the firing of two teachers at Regis Jesuit High School late last year, according to emails and documents obtained by The Denver Post. → Read More

“A big oops”: A Commerce City neighborhood was promised a community park that never materialized

The development that became Buffalo Highlands won initial approval from Commerce City in 2004, and plans submitted to the city in 2013 showed "a smaller private park and a central larger park." → Read More

“This virus is just everywhere”: Colorado businesses struggle to stay adequately staffed as omicron surges

Frontline workers whose jobs have required them to be public-facing through the pandemic are being hit hard as COVID-19’s omicron variant tore through Colorado over the past month. → Read More

17-vehicle crash shuts I-70 in both directions through Glenwood Canyon

Interstate 70 was closed in both directions through Glenwood Canyon on Monday morning due to a 17-vehicle crash on the highway, according to the Colorado State Patrol. → Read More

“A place for the oddballs”: Tattoo community mourns victims of Denver-Lakewood shootings

The tattooing community -- comprised of walking canvasses and the artists who pierce and paint them -- is in mourning after multiple tattoo artists were targeted this week in a shooting rampage spanning Denver and Lakewood that left six people dead including the gunman. → Read More

‘It’s going to be a long road ahead’: Families watched helplessly as homes smoldered in aftermath of Marshall fire

Families who lost their homes in the Marshall and Middle Fork fires sifted through rubble and watched smoldering cinders on Friday as they worried about the long road ahead to rebuild. → Read More

“It’s going to be a long road ahead”: Families watched helplessly as homes smoldered in aftermath of Marshall fire

Families who lost their homes in the Marshall and Middle Fork fires sifted through rubble and watched smoldering cinders on Friday as they worried about the long road ahead to rebuild. → Read More

Breaking mews: Coors Field Cat is cancer-free, will be returned to ballpark

The Coors Field Cat — not the one that streaked across the field during a Rockies game in April, but the one spotted so often by fans in the stadium that it has its own Twitter account — is officially cancer-free following a recent health scare. → Read More