'Stampede to Read' helps kids get a charge out of literacy

Imagine horses, bulls, sheep and pigs suddenly rushing toward a common thing. Now replace those animals with 400 kids, rushing toward books. This is the effect that Stampede to Read has on kids in …
Elbert County Sheriff's Office: Student arrested for threats, teacher cited for failing to report
A 15-year-old student at Elbert School has been charged with making threats against students, and a staff member has been charged with failing to report the threats, the Elbert County Sheriff's …

Young Republican Club invigorated by D.C. trip

The next generation of Elbert County Republicans recently got back from the nation's capital. The small crowd engaged politicians, toured monuments and returned home with a renewed diplomatic vigor. …

Judge: Colorado electors must follow popular vote

Colorado's presidential electors must vote for the winner of the state's popular vote, a federal appeals judge ruled April 10 in a case filed by three dissident electors who sought to vote for …

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government …

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, …

Sonya's Sampler

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

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 …
Local Life

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 …
Sonya's Sampler

Deep Space venue selling, showing artwork in Parker

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 …
Local Life

Day of note for record stores

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 …

Springtime brings book events around Denver metro area

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 …
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Winning Words

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As …
Quiet Desperation

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced …
Financial Strategies

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last …

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 …
Guest column

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common …
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