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Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to … more

Letter to the Editor: Getting drastic about plastic

In response to Ethan Cohen’s letter, May 31, I couldn’t agree more. So what are we going to do about it? Here’s a couple ideas that very few people are going to like. First, mandatory … more

Bands ready to rock at Golden's Fourth of July celebration

12:15-3 p.m. — Union Gray www.uniongray.com Union Gray will be rockin’ the country music at this year’s Fourth of July celebration. “We always bring a lot of energy when we perform … more

Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes … more

Places to celebrate National Pizza Day in Jeffco

In honor of National Pizza Day on Feb. 9, we asked readers and our staff to share their favorite independent and small-chain pizzaria locations around Jeffco, and here’s the responses. • … more

Remembering a woman who made a clean slate of cleaning

Margaret Atwood — remember her? — said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” To be honest, I had never heard of Atwood, but I liked the quote. The quote led me … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Radio players resurrect ‘Henry Aldrich’

A local troupe will resurrect an old radio play for a Westminster audience, retelling the classic story of a guy, his best friend and a night when everything goes wrong. The Advent Radio Players will … more

A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get … more

Letter to the Editor: Spending for spending’s sake?

In the last few editions there have been many letters about the financial shenanigans of the Jeffco School District. Why is the current school board racing to create significant expenditures and … more

The geese and goslings of Carmel Oaks

Carmel Oaks is the name of a Retirement Community in Lakewood Colorado in which I live, and the following story recounts the singular events of a special day in the lives of two geese and two … more

Human-dog relationship status: ‘It’s uncomplicated’

Why does your dog lick your face? You say, “My dog doesn’t lick my face.” Do me a favor, and just play along. Your dog licks your face because it tastes like a ham on rye. How can your face … more

Thorncreek fairways, greens good to go

It’d been almost two years since anyone had driven a golf ball off of Thorncreek Golf Course’s first tee, but that’s set to change. Head Pro Chris Swinhart said that golfers getting on the … more

Letter to the Editor: A troubling question about school shootings

A troubling question about school shootings Has it occurred to anyone to ask; “Why are school shootings and violence occurring exclusively in Public Schools” and “Why is this mostly … more

Wheat Ridge would benefit from some de-weeding

I encourage the Wheat Ridge City Council to not allow the establishment of marijuana accessory consumption rooms as provided for in the recently passed House Bill 1258.  And, I would further … more

Letter to the Editor: Parkway study flaws

Careful reading of the Parkway study reveals some flaws that lead to invalid projections of revenue. The most glaring error is the definition of other highways near the proposed JP route. The … more

It might be nice to have a Washington on our side

As we approach the 242nd Anniversary of the birth of our nation, it often escapes our attention that the real birthday of our nation just passed. On June 21, we celebrated the 230th Anniversary of … more

Oil, gas pipeline rules get final OK in response to tragedy

Colorado regulators approved new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines Feb. 13, 10 months after investigators blamed a leaking pipeline for a fatal gas explosion. The regulations set … more

Letter to the Editor: We need to defend civil rights

Recently three state legislators – Senator Lundberg(R), Senator Lambert(R), and Representative Rankin(R) – defunded the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD). In order to insure the CCRD … more

Some tips I’ve learned about how to be a geezer

According to Webster Dictionary a geezer is a old grumpy man. But in my opinion with the advent of transgender identities, and for the purpose of this column, a geezer doesn’t have to be a man. … more
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