Pink Progression uses social momentum for artistic exploration

Getting wrapped up in current events and politics is an easy thing to do, especially in the social media-driven discourse the country — and world — finds itself in. But local artist Anna Kaye was …
Breaking news
Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back
Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. …

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital …

103 years of life celebrated for Helen Dutrow

At age 103, Helen Dutrow was just as strong-willed as she was as a young woman, friends and family members recall. Her age never put a pause on her passions. She continued to garden and rake leaves …

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on …

Jeffco hybrid learning still has some teachers asking questions

When Jeffco Public Schools introduced remote learning in March 2020 as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, many schools relied on an asynchronous model — students completing online learning …

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Preschool students in Jeffco Public Schools began in-person learning on a snowy Sept. 8 day.

Jeffco Public Schools preschool students start in-person learning

For the first time since the pandemic started, Jeffco Public Schools preschools had a familiar site walk through its doors — children. Preschool students throughout the school district started …
Damian Wikoff, left, and Dillon Wikoff. Damian, 18, and Dillon, 17, are brothers and were shot and killed outside a Walmart on West Colfax in Lakewood in August.

A mother remembers her sons

Damian Wikoff was only 18 and his brother Dillon Wikoff was only 17, but the two brothers still strived to provide for their family. Damian worked at a Qdoba on West Colfax in Lakewood while Dillon …
Jefferson County commissioners recently approved their 5-year plan for conservation goals in the community. It includes new trails, added open space and habitat restoration.

Jeffco’s Conservation Greenprint approved

The future conservation goals for Jefferson County have been set after the board of commissioners approved the five-year plan in a July 28 meeting.  The plan, formed over about a year and a half, …
Kathryn McEntire picks up leaves and trash amid the headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head …
Cody Latimer, 27, was released from the Washington Football Team in August.

New details emerge in case against former Broncos player Cody Latimer

On the night Cory Latimer was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the former Broncos player had become angry after he saw a man at a poker party sitting “uncomfortably …
Life
Coming Attractions

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
Coming Attractions

‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
David Heska Weiden.

‘Winter Counts’ offers insights, excitement

With a tough-guy narrator, Virgil Wounded Horse, who functions as an enforcer/vigilante on the Rosebud Reservation, south metro Denver area author David Heska Wanbli Weiden leads a reader through a …
Austin Zucchini-Fowler’s iconic mural of a nurse with boxing gloves on along Colfax Avenue in Capitol Hill.
arts and entertainment

Walls can talk — From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, street art thriving in the Denver area

When Denver muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler came up with the idea to create a mural depicting an angel-winged nurse in a fighter’s stance wearing boxing gloves last April, he did not imagine the …
Coming attractions

Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that …
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Sports

Lakewood softball grabs five wins at Dave Sanders Tournament

AURORA — Being a little unpredictable and a bit wild can be pretty effective for a softball pitcher. Lakewood junior Destiny Martinez was just that in the circle during the opening round of the …

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Voices

Embracing a code of conduct for life

I think most of us would agree that what we are about to see and hear in the next 50-some days from people across the political, social and economic spectrums is going to be unlike anything we have …
Kummer
Financial Strategies

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
Norton
Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on …

Letter to the editor: Biden will fight domestic violence

  During my first campaign to represent House District 24, I vowed that I would use my position to create more pathways for survivors of domestic violence to escape abusive relationships and …
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