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Colorado governor candidates juggle local issues

To hear the candidates, their campaigns and political ads tell it, voters might get the impression the race for Colorado’s governor seat is all about President Donald Trump. But up close, the … 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

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a … more

Q&A with Diane Holbert, Republican candidate for Douglas County District 1 commissioner

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Parker, 15 years Profession: Current Douglas County commissioner Related elected-office or public-service experience: Douglas County commissioner, … more

Renewed Force takes the crown

John Force erased his own doubts and those of other National Hot Rod Association enthusiasts who figured he might not win another race. Force, the 69-year-old NHRA icon and owner of John Force … more

Don’t miss Women’s Health & Beauty Expo at Belmar Shopping District

Colorado Community Media is hosting the 2018 Women's Health and Beauty Expo presented by Aqua Spas on Oct. 20 at the Belmar Shopping District, 464 S. Teller St., Lakewood, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The … more

Mountain Vista graduates its largest class to date

A record-breaking 557 students walked across the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre May 16 to accept their diploma from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. It was the largest graduating class … more

Q&A with Abe Laydon, Republican candidate for Douglas County District 1 commissioner

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Lone Tree, five years; Douglas County, 14 years Profession: A 15-year land-use and business attorney, he is a senior partner at Coan, Payton & … more

Denver Botanic Gardens scientists help track plant life along urban trail

In the lower levels of the Denver Botanic Gardens, the nonprofit’s herbarium holds more than 70,000 plant specimens as well as fungal samples and plant DNA. The plants are pressed in blotting paper … more

‘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 … more

Metro district board votes down proposal for ice rink

Highlands Ranch Metro District Board of Directors rejected a proposal to pay $10 million to South Suburban Parks and Recreation for an ice rink at its new facility. “The benefits to Highlands Ranch … more

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 … 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

Free app guides process of creating oral histories

During the family trip this summer to visit Aunt Linda, or perhaps while enjoying a Rockies game with your dad, it is now easy and convenient to begin the process of capturing precious memories from … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Where to fly fish nearby the Denver area

The following suggestions are from www.denver.org, the website for Visit Denver, a nonprofit trade association that markets metro Denver as a convention and leisure destination: • South Platte … more

Drink brews, take in views at annual Hudson Gardens beer festival

Craft beer from more than 35 Colorado breweries will highlight the annual Brews and Views beer festival Sept. 1 at Hudson Gardens and Event Center in Littleton. Beer enthusiasts will enjoy the views … more

Leage of Women Voters to break down ballot measures

Voters who want to learn more about the 13 statewide ballot initiatives and referenda, including the nine to amend the state Constitution, are invited to a free, nonpartisan presentation by the … more

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, … more
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