Elizabeth community seeks clarity on comprehensive plan

More than two dozen community members gathered at the Elizabeth Library the morning of Sept. 12 to speak with Elizabeth Mayor Megan Vasquez and community leaders to discuss the town’s comprehensive …
Some Democrats on shaky political ground with proposed fracking bans
Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural …

Bloodhound, handler pitch in to help

Elbert County resident Frank Hurst got his first bloodhound, Red, 19 years ago. Red was a gift from his wife Lisa, and the adorable pup was the beginning of Hurst’s career as a K-9 handler, during …

Holly Acres Nursery gives to nature

The warm summer breeze awakens the slumbering nursery, rustling though the tree branches that gently nudge the birds and squirrels awake. The breeze continues its journey through the nursery and …

“Don’t Tell Mama” features the Kit Kat Klub dancers in “Cabaret” at Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton.

‘Cabaret’ is rousing but not all fun and games

In his director’s notes for the “Cabaret” program — the musical opened Sept. 6 at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center — Nick Sugar, aka Master of Ceremonies, says this is his seventh …
Sonya Ellingboe

Authors of Colorado books are named to hall of fame

Naturalist, historian, Colorado native and author Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock is among 21 honored authors who have published books in or about Colorado. They were inducted into the newly formed …
Cyclists ride recently on the Cherry Creek Trail near Centennial.

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for …

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …

Fall beautiful time for finger painting

Fingers make the best painting tools. Bright colored commercial finger paint works just fine and washes out easily from clothes. It is even more fun to finger paint with products you have around the …
Leonardo Carrasco of Boulder takes aim at a target Sept. 5 in Broomfield's Empty Quiver Archery. Carrasco is currently ranked 14th nationally among barebow recurve archers. // Scott Taylor

Archery on target for growing popularity

Archery is challenging, but can also be a way to relax. It’s a social sport, as well as a way for an individual to strive to achieve a personal best. “It gets in your blood,” said Jim Murrow of …
Coming Attractions

‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …

Editorial cartoon for Sept. 19

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Farewell to laundromats is a wash come true

I just washed a load of colors and had a particularly gruesome flashback to a time when I didn’t own a washing machine. I didn’t own a washing machine until I was 33. I depended upon the ones in …
Winning Words

Winning happens when we choose to win

When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Tariffs increasing market volatility

Thank goodness we live in the United States. Among the blessings we share is an economy that has been more self-reliant than most. The United States contains vast amounts of natural resources, the …
Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Editorial cartoon

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