Three join Elizabeth planning commission
The Elizabeth Board of Trustees appointed three new commissioners to the planning commission during their Jan. 14 meeting. New trustees Jason Weiss and Ronald Weaver were also sworn in at the …
Agritourism comes into the sunlight
Have you ever taken your children to the local pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkin for their jack-o’-lantern? Or taken the grandkids to a petting zoo? How about the family outing to the …

Lawmakers aim to divide 18th Judicial District

The start to a new legislative session has reignited plans to split up the state's fastest-growing and most populous judicial district — the 18th Judicial District. Or, what one lawmaker called a …

Plains rancher chosen for state House seat

More than 100 Republican delegates from House District 64 — which encompasses nine counties, including Elbert — gathered Dec. 28 in Kiowa to interview five candidates to fill the House seat left …

Probe can’t confirm sightings of drones

An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the Western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of …

Researchers: Some pet products touted as CBD don’t have any

Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But …

'Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?' features real drones, in-depth label paneling, and rich audio-visual content. The exhibit opens Feb. 1 at Wings Over the Rockies and is included in the price of admission.

Wings Over the Rockies opens drones exhibit

With drone applications for home use, entertainment, homeland defense, and more, will people continue to make the critical decisions or will computers take over the controls? Find out in “Drones: …
Cinderella, Lindsay Fuller, and Snow White, Abby McInerney, are among the princesses who question that “Happily Ever After” ending in this fairy tale for adults.

Fairy tale characters take stage in show not for kids

Fairy tale princesses have long been part and parcel of our literary and social fabric, as they were created from ancient folk tales — and have more recently evolved through Disney films and now, …
Markie Arendelle patches up their winter coat on a sewing machine at the Denver Public Library’s IdeaLAB makerspace. Arendelle, a singer and DJ, called the makerspace “empowering.”

Modern libraries are much more than books

t all started with a state parks pass. Areli Alcazar, a teacher at Kenton Elementary School in Aurora, stopped by the Schlessman branch of Denver Public Library a couple years ago, where a librarian …
“Place and Time” by Littleton’s Rita Derjue is among her paintings exhibited at Bemis Library in Littleton through January.
Sonya's Sampler

Artworks bring color to library in winter

Longtime Littleton painter rita derjue has an exhibit of colorful recent works at Bemis Library through Jan. 30 in the gallery. Some are familiar mountain landscapes, while others may be scenes from …
Jim Benton, a sports writer for Colorado Community Media, has been covering sports in the Denver area for more than 50 years. Here, he stands outside his longtime home in Centennial.
A look at people in our community

My Name Is ... Jim Benton

Backyard dreams I worked at Rocky Mountain News 41 years. I always say, “If you've got to go to work, you might as well go to a game.” I got into writing in the Lincoln Log — the (Denver) …
Coming Attractions

‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …
Sonya Ellingboe
Sonya's Sampler

Abstract artist to share techniques, approaches

Denver-based abstract artist Homare Ikeda will teach “A New Look at Tools and Skills” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 7 for guild members and guests of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe …

Editorial cartoon for January 23

Community initiative to improve schools

“Bold change.” That’s what Elizabeth School District parent Dave Eddy is working hard to bring about at Elizabeth Schools. And he’s not alone. A large team of local and regional partners are …
Winning Words

Domination through disruption opens huge opportunities

When we look at some of the most recent and incredible success stories in business, sports, and artistic performance we are seeing a bit of a trend, aren’t we? What we are seeing are companies, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Count carefully to 17, and it’s fine to be sylly

English jurist John Selden (1584-1654) said, “Syllables govern the world.” Maybe syllables governed the world in the 17th century, but lately they have been treated with impudence and disrespect …

Editorial cartoon for January 16

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