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The joys of exploring and occasionally failing

Most of us have been raised to move forward cautiously, make intelligent decisions, and not fail. Until recently, failure had a nasty taste to it — it wasn’t held in high regard. Yet in our … more

Eagles open up season with a basketball shootout

Faith Christian High School hosted a basketball shootout Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. Called the Faith Christian Invitational, the early-season tourney featured Delta HS, Manitou Springs HS, Vanguard Charter … more

Letter to the editor: Laughable line

Mayor Mark Williams is extremely frustrated with the non-progress of the G line.We all are. This farce has dragged on for far too longFor a historical perspective, the Trans Continental Railroad ( … more

Golden photographer, videographer wins awards

Golden photographer Frank Zurey won numerous awards in this year’s writing and photography contest sponsored by Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers. In the video clips category, Zurey … more

Speak Up Arvada gathers input from community

Ideas around mobility, connectivity, waste hauling and community vibrancy emerged from Arvada residents during the Speak Up Arvada community outreach initiative. The initiative, which was born out of … more

McCaffrey, Logan are old friends and new rivals

Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile … more

‘Twist Your Dickens,’ ‘Elf’ at opposite ends of holiday fare

The past week led us to two of many local theatrical holiday celebrations — one for families and the other clearly for grownups—and the metro area theaters offer a range of holiday entertainments … more

Prepare for happy resolution, not war, in customer service

‘Tis the season. And with the season, many of us will have a chance to engage with customer service, or maybe better stated as having customer care opportunities. Whether we are physically going to … more

Stiff the stuff for a holiday from the hyperactive holiday

Go ahead. Go ahead and ignore me, but one of these days you’ll know that I was right. I have the remedy for all of your holiday anxieties. Each and every one. You’ll think I’m kidding. You’ll … more

Golden-based Apex Ski Boots aims for comfort, warmth

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years, and many of those changes are causing problems for the industry. The cost of the sport seems to increase every year, as does the size of the crowd skiers … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young … more

Gingerbread houses make memories

Probably every little kid dreams of living in a house made of candy, said Coletta Smith of Castle Rock, one of the coordinators for the Colorado Christmas Adventure event. “Gingerbread houses … more

Letter to the editor: Gold Line lingers

The Denver Post reports that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has now threatened to sue RTD (and thus its developer the Denver Transit Partners) about their failure to solve crossing … more

Letter to the editor: Bond to waste $150 Million

5B, the $567 Million bond tax ask to improve school buildings passed. In 2012, when voters passed the “warm, safe, dry” bond ask for $99 Million, Jeffco actually financed $117 Million, 18 … more

Times when the gift-giving goes wrong

Tis the season of giving … and if somehow we weren’t already aware, our mailboxes, TVs, radios, social feeds, emails and even texts remind us of the many people who are in need and the many ways … more

My favorite gifts: A Christmas story

“I have it within me, my child, to bestow upon you 12 gifts. Ask, and they shall be yours.” This was at the beginning of all things, and the Celestial Being had upon his brow such wisdom and … more

Hope House resource center framed, blessed

Sixteen-year-old Aiyana Rowe didn’t think that school mattered. She frequently cut class in middle school to hang out with friends and smoke pot. She started running away from home at age 12. For … more

Court proceedings underway for suspects in woman’s death

Court proceedings have begun for the three men arrested as suspects in the murder of a Denver woman whose body was burned after she was shot. The remains of Cymone Reyna Duran, 28, were discovered … more

Earning new bills at Colorado Mills

Michelle Martinez remembers being one of the first Lakewood residents to walk through the hallways of the Colorado Mills Mall when it opened for the first time. She purchased her Christmas gifts from … more
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