Governor presents first budget to lawmakers
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis …

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …

Q&A with Dallas Schroeder

Tell us about yourself. My name is Dallas Schroeder and I am the clerk and recorder for Elbert County. That translates into responsibility in four areas. Those four areas are: the Recording …

Broncos hire 49ers assistant as offensive coordinator

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive …

Elbert resident sworn in as Naval Reserve midshipmen

Allison Taylor Schieffer, of Elbert, was recently sworn in as a midshipman in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Schieffer was nominated by …

Coming Attractions

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
Sonya Ellingboe
Sonya's Sampler

Event marks 50 years for Denver Audubon

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 …
Fiber optic lights in “Natura Obscura,” an Immersive exhibit opened at Museum of Outdoor Arts on Jan. 11.

‘Natura Obscura’ offers journey to dream forest

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 …
A skier skis through the powder at Loveland Ski Resort.

Hit the slopes without going broke

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. …
An early painting of Major Stephen Harriman Long, who led an Army expedition up the South Platte River. Botanists in his company collected a number of plant specimens which were Panayoti Kelaides’ subject in a talk for the Littleton Garden Club on Jan. 2.

Plant lecture starts 2019 right for area gardeners

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 …
Voices

Editorial Cartoon for Jan. 17

MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Your ‘red zone’ may impact your portfolio

Broncos fans are still mourning the season but the Super Bowl will happen, nonetheless. Whether you are focused on the plays, commercials or the inevitable party, I can’t help but tie in a few …

Editorial cartoon for Jan. 10

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