Man who had been accused of killing teacher sentenced to probation

Dan Pesch — who in 2017 confessed to killing Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson in 2010, only to later say he didn't do it and have murder charges dropped — was sentenced to three years' …
Elizabeth teachers to see better pay after tax vote
Last November, residents of the Elizabeth School District voted to approve a $1.59 million mill levy override, replacing an expiring tax for bonded debt with general fund revenue. Superintendent …

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign …

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with …

County combats youth vaping, tobacco use

Nearly one in five (17 percent) of adults in Elbert County smoke cigarettes, according to the Tri-County Health Department. Nine out of ten smokers say they started smoking before the age of 18. And …

Yes, you can still call for the time and temperature

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called to hear the time and temperature? If you’re a Denver-area old-timer, you might remember dialing 303-844-4444 to hear the phone company’s …

Column by Clarke Reader

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …
Ted Eynon, owner of Meier Skis, stands in the Denver shop. The brand is striving to make the world’s most eco-friendly high performance skis.

Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis …
“Vukovar from the Bus” painted by Littleton Fine Arts Guild member Forest Plesko, won the “People’s Choice Award” at the reception for “Fancy That!” a new exhibit at Depot Arts Gallery.
Sonya's Sampler

Gallery exhibit offers warm welcome in cold season

The newest Littleton Fine Arts Guild exhibit is “Fancy That!” at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Jennifer Rifenberg’s abstracted painting of cows won first place and …
Anne Frank, family and others living in the hidden location in Amsterdam at the Arvada Center.

Tension never leaves play on area stage

The flat Black Box Theatre thrust stage at the Arvada Center is crowded with furniture: beds, a table, chairs, a chest, as the audience is seated for a performance of the remarkable “The Diary of …
Kristine Otero is a member of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop.

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by …
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Editorial Cartoon for Feb. 14

David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she …

Editorial cartoon for Feb. 7, 2019

Editorial cartoon

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