‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky …
Editorial: It’s time to answer the call for our schools
Worn-out rugs installed 25 years ago contain asbestos, chipped floor tiles trip students, teaching positions are cut to pay for critical building repairs. Students wear coats to stay warm when the …

Congressional District 6 candidates get combative at forum

With less than three weeks left before Election Day, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Jason Crow went for the political jugular at a forum that saw attacks on credibility as much as …

Nonprofit helps clothe children in need

Inside a storefront in a corner of a shopping center off Colorado Boulevard, a group of teenage girls sorts through piles of clothes and hangers. They chatter as they work, pointing out national …

A harvesting good time

Pumpkins, apples and fall fun abounded in the south metro area this month with nearby communities hosting festivals to celebrate the season. Ali Loomis, of Centennial, brought her two sons to pick …

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of …

News

Program dedicated to youth mental health

In Colorado, suicide is the leading cause of death for youths ages 10-17, and one in six teens has a diagnosable mental health condition, Children's Hospital Colorado reports. Over the last decade, …

Life

Foreign caretakers, families play ghoulish golf

When in the states, do as the creatures do. That's the spirit that families and their au pairs — child-caretakers from other countries — were in as they played Halloween-themed mini-golf in …

Sports

He's always ready to strike

At the Rock Canyon High School turf field, just as an Oct. 17 practice wrapped up, a player asked the reporter standing on the sideline if he was Kagan Giltinan's agent. Just as Giltinan jogged in to …

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Winning Words

Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Looking ahead at the next decade

It has been 10 years since Lehman Brothers failed. That was the ultimate culmination of one of the worst decades in economic history when three recessions occurred in one 10-year period. Remember the …
Quiet Desperation

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, …
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