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Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in …

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his …

Englewood brothers accused of child exploitation, neglect

A report of a woman screaming eventually led Englewood police to uncover items believed to be associated with child pornography and moved the city to condemn a “filthy,” insect-ridden house where …

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media …

‘She gave me something to live for’

Rebekah Barstnar, 23, a heroin addict, lay on a cot in a Douglas County jail cell, vomiting repeatedly, too weak to walk to the nearby bathroom. Pain in her back deepened, her bones ached, her skin …
News
Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to …
The Town of Castle Rock on April 17 gave initial approval to an ordinance that would repeal the town's decades-old pit bull ban. The ordinance approved in a 5-2 vote on first reading is a sweeping …
Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in …
Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you …
Every year, since 1934, students at Colorado School of Mines host “E-Days” or “Engineering Days” for a weekend full of traditions and fun. From the Ore Cart Pull and Trebuchet Contest to a …
Life
Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …
Actors who engage for a run of “39 Steps” really earn their wages. The fast-moving spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film was adapted from John Buchan’s novel by Patrick Barlow. Directed …
A member show and sale fills exhibit space at Deep Space Gallery Event Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, #50, Parker, through May 5 with paintings, sculpture, photography and more in both …
One of the best things about the annual Record Store Day event, where local record stores all over the metro area open their doors to an intense rush of passionate music fans, is meeting people who …
Might we say the smell of printers’ ink is in the air? Or, maybe with books online, that’s no longer viable. In any case, April is Poetry Month nationally, Arapahoe Community College holds its …
Sports
“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. …
The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But …
Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other …
For more than 20 years there have been league competitions, tournaments and a state boys volleyball champion crowned, despite the fact the sport isn't sanctioned by the Colorado High School …
Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal …
Mental health
Mental Health first aid an option

I share the feelings of our country, which is deeply saddened by the recent shooting deaths of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and faculty in South Florida. In the wake of the violence, …

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