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When Golden resident Crystal Vockel caught one of her children re-using homework assignments to get away with not doing extra reading, she knew something had to be done. more
Wendy Hightower, 35 and eight months pregnant, sat on the grass near a small gray and bronze headstone adorned with trinkets of family life - a snow globe from Disney World, a ceramic Easter bunny, shiny pinwheels that spin in a breeze. As she had done almost every day for two years, Wendy talked to her daughter, Madison, an exuberant 2-year-old who had died suddenly from an E. coli infection. more
Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. Or, in this case, that little spot in between it all, Federal Heights. This week, I talked to Jacqueline Halburnt, city manager of the smallest and coziest of the North Metro cities, Federal Heights. Finding herself in the “big city” for the first time since moving from Ohio more than two decades ago, Halburnt — who lives in Thornton — discussed her adventures as city manager, and how she’s continued to grow along with and beside the region she now calls home. more
Few people actually like thinking about death. But imagine when one actually is Death. In the musical “Death Takes a Holiday,” the embodiment of life’s end needs a break and travels to Italy to try to understand human nature a little … more
Bird banding, in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, “provides a unique look into the life journey of these amazing little animals,” said Audubon Society of Greater Denver outreach coordinator Kate Hogan. It fosters a new … more
A few years ago, Jeff Fujiki, 34, was introduced to a 26-foot recreational vehicle — it was almost love at first sight. “I wouldn’t be into camping without my wife’s grandparents,” he said of the couple who sold him his RV. “But I have to say, buying a camper was the best thing I ever did.” more
: Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” released on Atlantic records. : Country is too small a genre to contain Simpson, and on his third album be breaks free to add soul and funk layers to that astounding voice. The album is … more
Musical celebration to honor late Dorian DeLong Staff report To his daughter and those who knew him, Adams 12 and Jeffco teacher Dorian DeLong was punk. So, to honor De Long, an active member of the Denver-metro punk scene who died last … more
It’s difficult to pin down what Colorado music sounds like because we’ve had such an eclectic bunch of musicians from the state rise to prominence in the past decade or so. Rock fans might hear bands like The Fray or DeVotchKa and think of … more
Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I’m talking to local `otter lady’ and decades-long Metro North resident Diane Tomecek, president and CEO of the Sea Otter Foundation and Trust in Westminster, or SOFT. It’s a fitting acronym for both the foundation and its president, who has a serious soft spot for animals in general and who considers discussion of their well being as a great way to dive into deeper talks of environmental wellness and conservation. more
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