County abates fees, tax for Independence
In the 2018 audit report released at the June 26 Board of County Commissioners meeting, it was revealed that the BOCC approved an abatement of Elbert County impact fees, traffic analysis zone fees …

Powder River Hats stay on top

Imagine if you will the classic cowboy exit: Horse, check; saddle, check; woman bravely holding back tears, check; blinding sunset to ride into, check; custom-made hat to brave elements — whoa! …

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …

Tattoo artist makes his mark in Kiowa

David Parks had no clue that Army garbage cans, a lone tattoo artist in Arkansas and his innate love of art would eventually land him at his own tattoo parlor — Comanche Street Tattoos in Kiowa — …

Coming Attractions

Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …
“The Human Condition” on the right, is the First Place winner in the 2019 Kaleidosope Exhibition in the Colorado gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. The show runs through Aug. 2.

Kaleidoscope spans variety of works from area artists

Straight ahead to the right as a visitor walks into Kaleidoscope: A Juried Community Exhibition at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College is the winning entry: “The Human …
Sonya Ellingboe
Sonya's Sampler

Phamaly brings ‘Chicago’ to Denver Center

Singer/actor Leonard Barrett Jr. will star as Billy Flynn in productions of “Chicago,” the Kander and Ebb musical about “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and …
A GoPro captures a picture of David Hach, in the back, co-owner of Paraglide Tandem, as he and a passenger soar over Golden on a recent flight. Some people go tandem paragliding to cross something off a bucket list and some do it to get over a fear of heights, Hach said, but a flight also tends to be a popular birthday gift.

Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …
Isaac Slade sings during The Fray’s concert in Castle Rock on July 13.

Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe …
“Reflections of Light” is an installation in Jane Guthridge’s exhibit, “Play of Light” at the Littleton Museum.

Light is unifying theme in exhibit at museum

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and darkness, that one thing against another creates.” — Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, “In Praise of Shadows.” In …
Painting by Suzanne Rothman from her exhibit, “Decadent Fusion” at Town Hall Arts Center through Aug. 3.
Sonya's Sampler

World traveler’s colorful acrylics hang in gallery

“Decadent Fusion: Solo Exhibit by Suzanne Rothman” will be exhibited at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery through Aug. 3, with an artist’s social on July 12. Rothman, who divides her …
Voices

Editorial cartoon for July 18

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Well, as it turns out, there is an ‘I’ in team

There’s only one of me (you’ll be happy to know), but from now on I want to be thought of as Team Craig. Calling yourself or yourselves a team is the latest and the greatest, and I don’t want …
Norton
Winning Words

Making the most of those lazy days of summer

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our lazy …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Mid-year outlook as expansion sets length record

Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan …

Editorial cartoon for July 11

Editorial cartoon

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