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Applications accepted for spring citizens academy

Interested residents can learn more about the criminal justice system during a free, seven-week citizens' academy offered by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Academy classes take place … more

Florida school shooting spurs calls for action across nation

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States, aimed at pushing lawmakers … more

Democrats in Colorado Legislature stop three gun bills

Three gun-related proposals — one propelled by a former Columbine High School student — in the state Legislature hit a wall the week after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17, but … more

There are powerful traits that make difference makers different

What is it about those people who make a difference in our lives? Sometimes it is just the littlest thing that they have done or shown us, and other times it is something so profound that it has an … more

Knock off the buffering against winter suffering

This is the winter of my discontented discontent. You call this winter? How am I going to appreciate spring if winter is spring? I need a few sunless days, and to be closed in by snowbanks. I want … more

‘America’s Musical Journey’ on IMAX screen at museum

“America’s Musical Journey,” a new 40-minute, 3D IMAX film, opened on Feb. 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. The … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Calling all women

The Athena Project has an inspiring effect on the people and artists who get involved with the annual festival. Just ask Dominique Flores, the events coordinator with Athena. “I started as an … more

Pair of Ponderosa wrestlers bring home titles

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz was his usual reserved self after winning the 285-pound title at the state high school wrestling championships, wrapping up an undefeated season. Mustangs senior … more

Bill would prohibit incentives for taking standardized tests

It’s already illegal in Colorado for schools to penalize students who don’t take state assessments. Now a bill before the Legislature would make it illegal to reward students who take the tests … more

Parties look for front-runners to emerge in crowded gubernatorial race

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo — known for his hardline stance against illegal immigration — was shaping up to be the GOP front-runner for this year’s governor’s race, some … more

Bringing Malcolm X to life for a new generation

When future national Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace was a young man, he read a book that changed his life, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Malcolm X’s passionate pursuit of … more

Mix of local, national issues loom large in race for governor

Affordable housing. Crowded highways. Crumbling roads. More money for schools. A safe retirement for public employees. The fate of young immigrants. The issues stretch across rural and urban lines, … more

Elizabeth Fire performs old traditions to introduce new engines

Elizabeth firefighters recently performed an old tradition to celebrate placing the department's new fire engines in service. Called a push in, the tradition started from the time of horse-drawn … more

Elizabeth Middle students pick up STEAM

Brandon Whittaker stands at the front of the classroom and asks for silence. The chatter becomes whispers, then silence, with the exception of one student who sharpens his pencil; it must have been … more

Rockies explore idea of moving Blackmon in lineup

Charlie Blackmon was historically good as a leadoff hitter last season. So good that the Colorado Rockies might try to move that production into a more productive spot in the lineup. As spring … more

Oil, gas pipeline rules get final OK in response to tragedy

Colorado regulators approved new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines Feb. 13, 10 months after investigators blamed a leaking pipeline for a fatal gas explosion. The regulations set … more

Endangered African wild dog puppies born at zoo

Denver Zoo visitors have a chance to see four endangered African wild dog puppies born in November and released into the Benson Predator Ridge yard Feb. 16. The puppies were in their private … more

Girl Scout cookies on sale in metro area

The wait for popular once-a-year sweet treats is over — Girl Scout cookies are available through March 11. Residents looking for cookies can use the “Cookie Locator” online at … more
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