After a recent outbreak, leaders say they’re prioritizing parental decision-making over county protocols on masking and social distancing. When students at Resurrection Christian School in Loveland, Colorado, returned on Wednesday from a four-day Labor Day weekend, school leaders were there at the entrances to welcome them, masked and unmasked, and to keep an eye out for county health officials. Last week, following a COVID-19 outbreak that infected around 35 of 1,600 students, the health department directed Resurrection Christian to adopt a universal mask mandate and social distancing for at least 14 days, but the school—which required masks last school year…

It’s one thing to tell the city that you’re there for its good. It’s another to show it. Six weeks after Stu Davis left his job as pastor at one of Colorado Springs’s largest churches in 2013, most of his kitchen appliances broke. Then his car broke. When his employee health insurance ran out, all three of his children had to make separate visits to the hospital. “There were definitely times when I was angry at the Lord,” Davis said. “It was just a super, super hard season.” Those trials made Davis think differently about the role of the church…

Wolf advocates have crafted a ballot initiative proposal that, if approved, would direct the state wildlife agency to manage a reintroduction program.