Elizabeth Stampede struggles to keep rodeo going

Volunteers with the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo are “cautiously optimistic” that the rodeo, which dates back to as early as 1937, will be operating at full capacity for the June event, which will be …

Simla students advance to state business competition

How does social media affect you positively or negatively when searching for a job? Charley Maranville, a freshman at Simla High School, has put a lot of thought into that question, and will be …

Elizabeth students get taste of life in trades

Students from Elizabeth High School left the classroom behind March 10 and traveled to the Independence community, where they learned about the many career opportunities in trade industries such as …

Moms take on challenges, set priorities on self-care

As schools transitioned to online learning due to the pandemic last March, adults in many households had to make tough choices quickly. They had to decide who would stay home with the children. Who …
Students from Simla High stay focused while participating in a Matchwits tournament last month.

Simla Matchwits team competes at state level

Five students from the Simla High School Matchwits put their trivia skills to the test during the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl March 15 and 16. The team competed against 60 teams from across …
After shivering and struggling for more than six hours, the 20-year-old horse survived thanks to the work of the Dads of Castle Rock.

Dads of Castle Rock save horse in snowstorm

As the fourth worst snowstorm in the Denver metro's history made its way into Castle Rock last month, a group of dads were called to help save a 20-year-old horse. A group known as Dads of Castle …
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper speaks outside the Malley Senior Recreation Center in Englewood on April 1. Hickenlooper praised the impact federal funds have had on clinics like the one held inside Malley, which is focusing on people who have difficulty accessing larger or more distant vaccination sites.

Hickenlooper touts federal help at vaccine clinic

Sen. John Hickenlooper paid a visit to an Englewood vaccination site on April 1, touting the impact of federal dollars as the race to vaccinate Coloradans against COVID-19 picks up steam. “It’s …
Elizabeth holds line on COVID restrictions

Several jurisdictions throughout Colorado, including Monument and Douglas County, have recently declared they will be lifting all state COVID-19 restrictions on the county level, and are demanding …

Elizabeth students get taste of life in trades

Students from Elizabeth High School left the classroom behind March 10 and traveled to the Independence community, where they learned about the many career opportunities in trade industries such as …

Douglas County commissioners choose new board of health member

Douglas County has a new board of health member after the county commissioners made the appointment final during a March 9 meeting. Dr. Linda Fielding, a radiologist and associate professor at the …

On Earth Day, April 22, Hudson Gardens will have a beekeeper open house from 3 to 6 p.m.

Open house set for new go-round of Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day and readers are invited to celebrate it at Hudson Gardens, with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. where a beekeeper will show the inside of an active hive. Enjoy a community drum …
Actor Gregory Peck and his wife Veronique are shown in 1965, part of an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum through July 18.

Museum celebrates elegant wardrobe, lifestyle

Charmeuse, jacquard, organza, surah are among the fabrics included in Denver Art Museum’s current exhibition of “Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Veronique and Gregory Peck,” …
Meaghan Doherty of Denver Fitness Boot Camp.

Post-pandemic fitness tips from the pros

If you’ve put on a few pounds during the pandemic, you’re not alone. And if you’ve only put on a few — consider yourself lucky. A study by the American Psychological Association (APA) …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Operatic entertainment was enjoyed in this 2020 “Opera on Tuesday” luncheon for Denver Lyric Opera Guild members at the Cherry Creek Country Club.

Opera guild names winners in contest

In years past, there was a Denver Lyric Opera Company and a group of supporters formed the Denver Lyric Opera Guild in 1965 to support singers ages 23-32 as they began their operatic careers. When …
This watercolor drawing is by Karen Knutson, who will lead a Heritage Fine Arts Guild workshop in May.

Three-day workshop will teach art techniques

Watercolor With Wire Drawing,” a three-day workshop with Karen Knutson via Zoom, is offered by Heritage Fine Arts Guild on May 13-15, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Knutson, a signature member of …
Arts & entertainment

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents

One of the few good news stories to come out of Hollywood in 2020 is the continuing recognition of the contributions women make to the film industry. There’s still a lot of work to do to achieve …
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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …

Letter to the editor: Support bill to protect land

Support bill to protect land The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. As a mom, I was thrilled to see the news. Like so many Colorado …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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