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Colorado business groups will urge tax hike for roads

A coalition of business groups recently announced plans to ask Colorado voters this fall to raise sales taxes to pay for $6 billion in transportation projects. Their announcement officially puts into … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an … more

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even … more

Letter to the editor: Good point on pay

Good point on pay I second Smith Young’s letter to the editor printed in last week’s edition. I do not begrudge the pretty good pay and all the vacation breaks teachers get. Teaching is … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon is right choice

Laydon is right choice I have lived in south metro Denver for more than 40 years, with the past 15 years being in Douglas County. I love our community and what we do to protect conservative ideals, … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon for commissioner

Laydon for commissioner Abe Laydon has the experience to responsibly represent the citizens of Douglas, County. Many Douglas County residents are concerned about government spending. Abe knows that … more

Letter to the editor: CDOT takes a toll

CDOT takes a toll We should take a peak at the leaders of CDOT, who get paid to construct and maintain our state roadways. Why did we construct a new exit and exchange at the north end of Castle Rock … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website … more

Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to … more

A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get … more

Sky Ridge Medical Center volunteer program empowers teens

Many teenagers spend their Friday nights hanging out with friends, watching videos, playing games or strolling the mall. Not Sky Ridge Medical Center student volunteers Sydney Brennan, Eileen Kennedy … more

My Name Is ... Charlie Fu

About me My parents moved to the United States from China to further their education, and have always focused on educating my brother and me on the Chinese culture, our roots. We go to China often to … more

State track and field: How they finished

Results for south metro athletes in the finals of the state track meet, which was held May 17-19 at Jeffco Stadium. Girls Class 5A 3200 run: 1. Jenna Fitzsimmons, Mountain Vista, 10:35.09; … more

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs … more

Walking the walk at Park Meadows

Macy's Court, inside Park Meadows, was transformed into a high-fashion runway May 10, when volunteer models from Developmental Pathways took to the stage to strut their stuff, outfitted in clothes … more

SkyView Academy graduates excel

In their final hours as high school students, SkyView Academy graduates were left with one overarching message: don't be normal. “What I want to talk to you about is how abnormal you are,” said … more

Metro district hosts second Memorial Day Service

The Highlands Ranch Metro District will host its second annual Memorial Day Service at 11:45 a.m. May 28 at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, east of James H. LaRue Library, 9292 South Ridgeline … more

Code Ninjas brings STEM learning, summer camps

A new learning center in Highlands Ranch will offer game-based curriculum that teaches vital computer skills to kids ages 7-14. Code Ninjas will have a grand opening from 2-5 p.m. June 2, where … more
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