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Stock show touts near-record attendance

The recently concluded 112th National Western Stock Show boasted the second highest attendance in the show's history, with 705,574 visitors, according to a stock show news release. The largest stock … more

Rockies explore idea of moving Blackmon in lineup

Charlie Blackmon was historically good as a leadoff hitter last season. So good that the Colorado Rockies might try to move that production into a more productive spot in the lineup. As spring … more

Letter to the Editor: About Alcorn and the need for education evolution

Michael Alcorn’s March 1 editorial on his thinking on the “Concept of Institutional Trust” was enjoyable but his conclusions of importance to parents and students in Drake Middle School’s … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more

Colorado House sends $29 billion budget bill to Senate

Colorado's Democrat-led House passed a $28.9 billion budget bill on March 29 and sent it to the Republican-led Senate, where the focus will be on how much transportation — long an underfunded … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Do your part to create the best news of the day

One of my very favorite ways to stay in touch with people during the peak busy season is a quick text. Just a little nudge or reminder that I am thinking of them right at that moment. Depending on … more

Girl Scout cookies on sale in metro area

The wait for popular once-a-year sweet treats is over — Girl Scout cookies are available through March 11. Residents looking for cookies can use the “Cookie Locator” online at … more

Letter to the Editor: The Civil Rights Commission debate

What Coloradan would think that he would get a fair-shake, if he were brought before a panel dealing largely in thought-crimes (i.e. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission), which functions as a … more

Planting seeds for opera appreciation

Even opera singers understand that their artform of choice can be easy to make fun of at times, even if the things people assume about opera are wrong. “People think operas are impossible to … more

Junior Foundation give $10,000 to Project Sanctuary

The Club at Rolling Hill’s Junior Foundation raised $10,000 this year for Project Sanctuary, a Colorado based charity for veterans and their families. The Junior Foundation includes about 20 high … more

Endangered African wild dog puppies born at zoo

Denver Zoo visitors have a chance to see four endangered African wild dog puppies born in November and released into the Benson Predator Ridge yard Feb. 16. The puppies were in their private … more

Globetrotting around the world

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve encountered the Harlem Globetrotters at some point. The team has been entertaining basketball fans and wider … more

Five questions with Jamie Hollier, owner of Balefire Goods

What is Balefire Goods? We are a newish — we opened in November — store that carries artisan jewelry both from local artists and international artists. We also carry what I’m calling modern … more

Arvada Center showcases Miller’s troubled American family

Lynne Collins, director of Arvada Center’s Arthur Miller production “All My Sons,” writes that she considers “All My Sons” to be “his most American, most honest and most perfect play.” … more

World-changing treaty document can be viewed in Pueblo

When El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo planned a new permanent exhibit called “Borderlands,” the staff determined to offer a really special attraction for the opening months. Through July 4, the … more

Jeffco schools job fair July 9

Jeffco Public Schools will host a Support Services job fair Monday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at the Jeffco Ed Center’s board room (1829 Denver West Drive #27 Golden, CO … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

Plots available at Arvada Community Center

Large garden plots are available at the Arvada Community Garden, which is operated by the Arvada Gardeners. The plots are open to Arvada residents who enjoy gardening in a community environment, who … more

Sandhill cranes put on amazing show in Colorado

It was time for our annual family “migration” to Monte Vista in the beautiful San Luis Valley. For three days in March, we stand transfixed by the continual chorus of crane calls — and the … more
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