Economic forecast considers big projects
In its second annual meeting, a regional chamber review of the economy in the Metro North area will focus on four specific projects. “We’re taking a new approach to this event in Year Two,” …

Computer hub could speed emergency response

A new computer hub could trim the time that firefighters in the northern metro Denver region need to respond to emergencies in their neighboring agencies’ boundaries. The fire departments from …

Rather than quibble, we can find a use for school funding change

Quibbling over funding levels at the Gold Dome among legislators is certainly not a “breaking news” announcement. That’s why I debated whether to write about the latest issue over a calculation …

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax …

Saving the trees

Officials from the North Metro Fire Rescue District watch as one of six 10-year-old trees are removed from the old ball field at the corner of 69th and Pecos March 9 to make room for the district's …


Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. …


Critter creations fill ‘Stampede’ exhibit at art museum

When it was time to close down the Denver Art Museum’s 50-year-old North (Gio Ponti) Building for an update, curators from all departments were asked to select an assortment of animals, as …

Kopping a shot
Jacob Taylor,10, of Thornton, looks to get a shot off ahead of Northglenn Police Officer Nate Erwin, during a “Kops vs. Kids” … Read More
Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver
It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel … Read More
Hawks can’t maintain pace in quarterfinals
A third consecutive trip to the Denver Coliseum for a quarterfinals match up with rivals Regis started with a lights-out shooting … Read More
Local athlete is giant slalom state champ
As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado … Read More
Hawks outlast Rocky Mountain
The state boys and girls basketball tournaments are in full swing and teams are seeded in their classification brackets and it is a … Read More
Jeffco student-athletes sign with colleges near and far
From the University of Alaska to the University of Hawaii and beyond … Jeffco student-athletes will fan out to all corners of the … Read More

And they're off! Caucuses mean campaign 2018 is underway

Did you hear the starting gun or the bell rung on Tuesday evening, March 6th? It was heard by many dedicated believers in both major political parties with caucus meetings held in homes, public …
Winning Words

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have …
Quiet Desperation

Remembering a woman who made a clean slate of cleaning

Margaret Atwood — remember her? — said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” To be honest, I had never heard of Atwood, but I liked the quote. The quote led me …
Winning Words

The hardest things in life could well be the easiest things in life

While facilitating a workshop for a corporate client, I asked the class a simple question. I asked them this, “What is the hardest thing about getting on an elevator?” As I looked out at the …
Quiet Desperation

Sometimes when all seems good, that really is the case

If it’s on the floor, it’s on the menu. If it’s near the floor, it’s on the menu. Who would drink toilet water if he could reach it? No, it’s not: 1. A Republican, or 2. A Democrat. Who …
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