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Letter to the editor: Transportation funding critical to a better future

It’s not news that Colorado’s transportation system has been underfunded for decades. Basic road maintenance, safety improvements, investments in safe biking and walking infrastructure, … more

Chatfield slams its way to victory over D’Evelyn in season opener

DENVER — It took a matter of seconds for Chatfield sophomore Parker Murrow to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead for the Chargers. With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the fourth … more

Diaper donations for a good cause

Families struggling to keep enough diapers on hand to make sure their infants and toddlers stay dry and healthy just got closer to getting a bit of help from the state. SB21-027 Emergency Supplies … more

Three events to help with spring cleaning

Right off the bat I want to take a moment to congratulate this year’s class at the Colorado School of Mines. This weekend will be the commencement ceremonies and they will be held in person, not … more

Letter to the editor: Georgia businesses didn’t ask for this

  As it looks now we may have acquired the All Star baseball game for Denver due to the baseball Commissioner giving his own interpretation of the Georgia voter law. To me he seemed to focus … more

Breaking bad, or, for the better somehow

There was a television series on one of the cable networks about 10 years ago called “Burn Notice.” It was about a “burned” spy — a spy who loses their official identity, and so they exist … more

dearMoon: Pick me, pick me!

dearMoon: All the attention generated by a rocket re-entering Earth’s atmosphere last week – parts of which reportedly landing in the Indian Ocean, uncomfortably close to the Maldives – has … more

Bandimeres seeking zoning beyond raceway uses

The owners of Bandimere Speedway are looking to rezone the property to a more permissive zoning that would allow them to build, say, a grocery store, restaurants or even houses on the site. However, … more

Foothills Art Center proposing rear addition to Astor House

When the Astor House reopens to the public as an art space run by the Foothills Art Center, it will probably look, and be, significantly different. That’s because the planned updates to the … more

Jeffco teachers rally for equity, new contract

Cars honked, signs waved and a large banner was draped above a westbound stretch of I-70 as a boisterous group of Jeffco teachers and support staff rallied outside of the Jeffco Public Schools’ … more

Rebekah Crane

A career change Before I had kids, I was a high school English teacher and so I was well acquainted with young adult books mainly because of teaching them but also studying them in college, and just … more

Keeping the community in Colorado Community Media

Last week in this space you were able to hear from Ann and Jerry Healey, who have entrusted their collection of 24 community newspapers to us at the newly formed Colorado News Conservancy. This week, … more

Democrats introduce bill for transportation fees

Colorado Democrats formally rolled out their massive transportation fee-implementation and spending bill on May 4 with support from top business leaders and two Republicans, saying 2021 is the year … more

Evon named as a top graduate at Western Colorado University

A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021. Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award … more

From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer … more

It’s time for some Main Street magic

As the weather continues to improve each week and spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to visit and support our local Main Street, experiencing the magic that a beautiful walk down the … more

Oscars telecast rated PG for pretty grim

Ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards telecast were down 58% from their lowest point in the 18-49 age demographic. The previous low was set last year. The Grammys fell 51% in total viewers in the 18-49 … more

The art of city life in comic form

If you haven’t been out and about much in Denver recently, you could very well be shocked by what’s there — and perhaps more noticeably, what isn’t. Even by the standards of this constantly … more

Econ report shows Jeffco added jobs in 2020 despite pandemic

Given that the last 14 months have been dominated by a major pandemic that resulted in Colorado reaching the highest unemployment rate (14.4%) ever recorded in April 2020, one might naturally assume … more

A place for games

With all the time spent at home, 2020 has been a banner year for board and card games. But if you thought vaccination might mean it was time to leave the games at home in favor of other social … more
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