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An ice experience

Colorado high school hockey has taken its game to the next level, coaches and players say. Athletes playing in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s hockey leagues are more skilled and …
Crow
U.S. Congress

Crow eyes ethics reform, campaign finance, guns

After besting five-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman — who had previously proven to be ironclad in the 6th Congressional District — new Democratic Rep. Jason Crow in January entered Washington …

Denver unveils system for clearing pot convictions

Denver has become the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal, acknowledging the barriers that such offenses pose to …
The Denver Federal Center in Lakewood employs many federal employees.
Government shutdown

'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is …

Cancer death rate continues long decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection …
News
When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …
The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver (via Twitter) “It’s Day 20. @POTUS & @senatemajldr are blocking our efforts to reopen the government. And they’re getting paid. Meanwhile, federal …
Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and …
Life
Denver Audubon celebrates — and reflects on — its first 50 years at an event on Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barn at Raccooon Creek, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., just west of Littleton. In …
Immersive art experiences are happening across the nation these days and we are fortunate to have an absolutely delightful art-surround experience, “Natura Obscura,” awaiting us at the Museum of …
Vail and Beaver Creek resorts recently announced their day passes jumped to $209 per day at the door, a new all-time high, serving as a reminder that a day on the slopes is anything but cheap. …
Littleton Garden Club’s members and guests filled the new meeting room at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton as they started out their year with an illustrated lecture from internationally …
Sports
Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a …
Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is …
As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School …
It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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