Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from …
Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill
A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major …

Elizabeth to pave some dirt roads

Town of Elizabeth trustees approved a contract with Core Consultants during their Feb. 26 meeting, moving forward with the design and paving of several roads within Elizabeth that have historically …

Eagle's Nest Ranch seeks to create healing bonds

Suzie McKenzie runs the nonprofit Eagle's Nest Ranch in Elizabeth. The ranch's mission is to connect people facing adversity and emotional trauma with horses. According to Suzie, “Spending time …

The Hildebrand Farmhouse, on the National Register of Historic Places, is part of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

Enchantment grows at Chatfield Farms

More than a century ago, in 1866, pioneer Frank Hildebrand purchased 160 acres of farmland along Deer Creek for $500 — in what is now south Jefferson County. The property included a log house, …
Sonya's Sampler

Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of …
The Jefferson County Administrative Building, seen here during the 2013 Courage Walk, houses both county offices and boardrooms on the right side, and the First Judicial Courthouse on the left side, with a glass-enclosed central atrium. The expense and appearance of the structure earned it the nickname of being the “Jeffco Taj Mahal.”

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

As the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from …
Coming Attractions

Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Several of the Littleton Museum’s churro breed heritage sheep will be sheared at the “Sheep to Shawl” event on May 18.

Shear excitement coming at ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event

Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton.
Matt LaFontaine and Lynzee Jones perform the Kander and Ebb song, “Arthur in the Afternoon” in Town Hall’s production, “The World Goes ‘Round.”

Two stages offer vastly different views

Spring has sprung and new stage productions abound in the metro area. • New this week: “The World Goes ‘Round” at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center is a revue of songs by American team John …
Pikes Peak is one of 58 14ers (peaks that rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level) in Colorado.

The healing power of nature

After graduating college, Travis Wild soon found that spending time in the mountains and on trails in Colorado gave him a place to reconnect with himself and restore his mind. “For me, the outdoors …
Voices
“Easter Drone”  Jeff Koterba April 20, 2014

Editorial cartoon for April 18

Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A reminder to focus on financial literacy

The United States Senate designated April as National Financial Literacy month in 2003. This was designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It …
Norton
Winning Words

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …

Editorial cartoon for April 11

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