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Students tour different place, time

Third-grade students in Amber Rusk’s class at Singing Hills Elementary took a field trip Feb. 11, to the land of Vikings, where they visited a traditional longhouse, saw fishing ships and learned … more

Grant will help school district boost security

A grant of more than $100,000 will help the Elizabeth School District improve security measures, including the installation of cameras on all school buses. “The grant money allows the district to … more

Q&A with Grace Erickson, Town of Elizabeth

The Elizabeth Community Development Department provides myriad services to the community, from guiding a citizen planning a garage addition to acting as the conduit between property owners and … more

Arenado, Rockies looking to sustain recent success

The season remains weeks away and already Nolan Arenado hit one out of the park. With his record-setting deal anyway. It could be the start of that kind of year for the Colorado Rockies All-Star … more

Dog DNA testing prompts debate

As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 … more

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her … more

Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis … more

Gallery exhibit offers warm welcome in cold season

The newest Littleton Fine Arts Guild exhibit is “Fancy That!” at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Jennifer Rifenberg’s abstracted painting of cows won first place and … more

Tension never leaves play on area stage

The flat Black Box Theatre thrust stage at the Arvada Center is crowded with furniture: beds, a table, chairs, a chest, as the audience is seated for a performance of the remarkable “The Diary of … more

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral … more

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she … more

Special-needs students learn in coffee-shop setting

Trinity Stultz has the recipe down pat: Mix the milk and cream, pour coffee in a cup and pour the froth on top. To the 14-year-old Ponderosa High School student, making the coffee is the easy part. … more

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West … more

Elizabeth teachers to see better pay after tax vote

Last November, residents of the Elizabeth School District voted to approve a $1.59 million mill levy override, replacing an expiring tax for bonded debt with general fund revenue. Superintendent … more

Study: Chronic pain top reason given for using medical pot

Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That's followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, … more
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