MICHAEL SAKAS

Position: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado wildfire helicopters training to fight at night

It might be a slow wildfire season, but crews are still busy preparing. Colorado’s helicopter unit is taking advantage of the lull to train to be the first state team in the country that can fight...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

While Denver’s tiny homes for the homeless help, they may not be a city-sized solution

Denver’s community of 11 tiny houses is meant to give people experiencing homelessness a place to land until they can find something permanent. The Beloved Community Village started as a pilot two...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Now that the farm bill has blessed hemp, Colorado farmers are rarin’ to take the lead

Congress has passed the 2018 farm bill and – pending the expected presidential signature – it will be legal to grow hemp across the United States for the first time in more than 80 years. Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

It will be more expensive to hunt, fish and camp in Colorado next year

It will be more expensive to hunt and fish in Colorado next year – especially if you live out of state. Campers and hikers will be paying more too. Starting Jan. 1, there will be varying increases...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

To heal the community, Arapahoe High pulls together in the wake of recent suicides

A $2.8 million grant to help address teen mental health in Colorado is renewing attention among state officials on the subject of suicide. The announcement comes after two students at Arapahoe High...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado drought is drying up ranchers’ cattle

Drought in Colorado isn’t just drying up rivers and crops, but herds of cattle, too. Ranchers are being forced to sell off cows early and at a lower weight, steeply cutting into their profits...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildfire air support is more than choppers, tankers

The average U.S. fire season is 78 days longer than it was 40 years ago, and now Colorado has seen wildfires year-round. There are lots of different ways to fight the flames – bulldozers, trucks...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In Parkland’s wake, Colorado Safe2Tell could be a model to break the ‘code of silence’

In the week after the school shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead, a Colorado hotline made for students to anonymously share safety concerns saw 50 percent more reports – most were on details of...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado construction is plugging the gap with an academy

DENVER (AP) – Houses along the Front Range can’t be built fast enough. Part of the problem is a booming population. There’s also a shortage of construction workers to get the job done. The Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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