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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Just the facts: Library system provides online encyclopedia

In an effort to enhance its offerings, Pines & Plains Libraries recently subscribed to an online encyclopedia service provided by World Book. According to a press release from Pines & Plains Libraries, “Kids, teens, and even adults will …
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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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    • ‘Little Mermaid’ has sprawling cast

      Elizabeth High School’s spring musical may be called “The Little Mermaid,” but the production is anything but little. With 44 students in the cast and around 14 in the student tech crew, the stage and outlying areas of the cafetorium are …

    • The Bird Man helps create happy spaces

      He’s officially registered with the national trademark office as The Bird Man, but Pat Brodbent’s business is for more than just the birds. According to his website, it is a “backyard bird shop, installing bat habitats, and growing …

    • Bill that would OK gun training for school employees passes Senate

      A bill that would allow teachers and other public school employees who have the proper permit to carry a handgun on campus after completing safety training has passed the Republican-controlled state Senate. The legislation is sponsored by Senate …

    • Staying inside the circle

      It’s a sunny Saturday morning in February. Inside the Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church community room, Julian Maestas sits on a couch and draws an invisible circle on the polished surface of a coffee table with his finger. He says it …

    • Minimum wage hike’s impact a work in progress

      The minimum wage increase that took effect in Colorado at the beginning of the year is having a minimal impact so far on the south metro Denver business community, according to several proprietors and industry experts. While some employers are …