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Column: Will nuclear energy arrive on time and at cost?

Oliver Stone has a new movie, “Nuclear Now,” that made its Colorado debut in Boulder on May 1. In it, Stone argues that the grave risks posed by climate change require we embrace nuclear energy. more

Op-ed: Protecting consumers, tackling high utility bills

Early this year, we heard from constituents that their monthly utility bills went up astronomically.  more

Column: Mental health is just as important as physical health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this annual observance hits close to home for me, as a former single parent resident of Warren Village. more

Column: Paperboy

Editor’s note: “Paperboy” is a selection from Jerry Fabyanic’s forthcoming memoir, “Uphill into the Wind: Seizing the Day and Finding Meaning in the Ordinary.” The work will be in essay and short story format, the topics of which drawn from Jerry’s life experiences.  more

Denver Fashion Week returns to city’s runways

Everybody has an outfit or two they love but don’t have the occasion or courage to pull out of the closest. Celebrating style like that — and providing an opportunity to bust out these gems — … more

Column: Land exchanges serve the wealthy

In 2017, the public lost 1,470 acres of wilderness-quality land at the base of Mount Sopris near Aspen, Colorado.  more

Column: Spring allergies or chronic dry eyes?

Allergens, or allergic conjunctivitis, affects more than 20% of the American population and can irritate the eyes or their surrounding areas. On the other hand, dry eyes affect tear production and the tear film, which keeps the surface of the eye clean to avoid infection and provide nourishment. more

SeriesFest returns for a blockbuster Season 9

After a bit of a pandemic slowdown, SeriesFest, which celebrates emerging and underserved voices in episodic storytelling, is back bigger and better than ever, overflowing with top-notch television viewing for all audiences.   more

Column: Some people just like to get things done

Although I’ve lived in a small Western town for 30 years now, I have never known much about one of its fundamental institutions, the service club. Many small-town residents still center their lives on Lions, Elks, Rotary or similar organizations.  more

Column: Get informed and vote

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a protest over taxation without representation. It’s been 30 years since Colorado voters approved the so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, which requires a vote of the people before any tax increase.   more

Column: All budgets are ultimately precarious assumptions

The booklet with instructions for individual income tax (Colorado Department of Revnue Form 104) has a disclosure of Colorado Revenues and Expenditures on page 2.   more

Chicks Fly at Wings Over the Rockies

Women have played a role in aviation since humans first took to the sky, but as is so often the case, they don’t receive nearly the recognition and celebration their male counterparts do. The Wings Over the Rockies’ Chicks Fly! Showcase aims to do something about this fact.   more

Column: Achieving swing

Having thalassophobia — fear of deep water — as an integral part of my psyche, “The Boys in the Boat” is not a book I ordinarily would’ve read. But after a couple of literary-minded friends highly recommended it, I decided to give it a try. more

Women+Film Festival brings small stories to big screen

There are many features that make film festivals special events for attendees, but one that keeps me returning every year is the opportunity to catch films on the big screen you might not be able to any other time. more

Column: A dancing bird finally gets some protection

What I remember most about that dark early morning of crouching on the prairie is the rhythmic sound of pounding. more

The Arvada Center invites audiences to join its book club

Anyone who has been in a book club before knows they can be a brilliant opportunity to bond with friends, both old and new, over a shared love of the written word. And they can also be ground zero for all kinds of interpersonal messiness. more

Column: How much do you know about 2023 elections?

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is here to inform voters with its recently updated Citizen’s Guide, slated to appear online by mid-April at https://lwvjeffco.org in a downloadable format. more

Column: Novelty — moving into your creative zone

Last month I talked about Ambiguity, the fourth in my Five-Part series on our relationship with time, how we respond to it in the forms it takes in our lives. This month, let’s look at the final … more

Say goodbye to winter with a mix of indoor entertainment

While March is technically the beginning of spring, it isn’t until April that it really starts to feel like we’re transitioning from the cold weather to something more pleasant. April is the … more

Column: When giants fall, we need to listen

“God has cared for these trees …but he cannot save them from fools.” — John Muir more
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