After the neighborhoods were neglected for decades, long-time residents hope prosperity is just around the corner.
National Western Stock Show
Alexa Hagans and Ernie the steer have been inseparable since May last year.
The National Western Center plans to expand beyond the stock show and feature year-round events.
The 12.5-mile line to Thornton was supposed to open early next year. RTD now estimates a late 2019 opening.
The effort is being led by former Obama Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
For one day at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, the spotlight shines on the West's African-American cowboys and cowgirls.
High school sophomore Britta Kraakevik will sing the National Anthem on Monday to kick off the PBR Bull Riding event at the National Western Stock Show.
Mounted shooting pairs target practice with horseback barrel racing. Organizers say the straight shootin' competition is the fastest growing horse sport in the U.S.
"The risk of animal injury and injury to people is far too great" with 4-8 inches of snow and single digit temps in the forecast, said the stock show's CEO.