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May is Mental Health Month — a time to bring awareness to mental health, fight stigma, provide support and advocate for quality care. Recent statistics have drawn attention to mental health issues in Colorado, including teenage substance … more
“If there’s something weird, and it don’t look good, who you gonna call?” The correct answer is, of course, Ghostbusters. But, if there is some information you need from your city government or you need to register to vote or a dozen other … more
I grew up in Monte Vista, a small town in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. In my memory, there were two stoplights, although there may be more now. I remember once when my mother was stopped while driving by a member of the local police … more
The state Legislature worked on, and passed the state budget last month. Colorado has a complicated budget process with many budgetary constraints that can make it difficult to comprehend. However,the budget is the most important piece of … more
APEX Park and Recreation District Ballot Issue A represents a good return on investment for Arvada residents. The ballot asks residents to approve a $25 million, 20-year bond, essentially renewing … more
In the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the court ruled 5-4 that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. In the decision, Justice Elena Kagan wrote that “Mandatory life without parole for a juvenile precludes … more
Role-playing helps young children prepare for new experiences. It provides vocabulary to help them express concerns and be more confident. Role-play preparation often takes less than 10 minutes for busy families. Gather some chairs, a large … more
In Westminster, the saga continues. The issue of ballot language regarding the Westminster firefighters’ quest to become a union collective bargaining unit took a dramatic turn at the April 11 city council meeting. City officials and … more
Breakfast is becoming the meal of choice for any time of day. Children like the texture of the foods, and families like the nutritional value. Children can easily help with these meals of pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt smoothies or … more
  So I have several buddies of mine who have really gotten into cross-fit training over the past few years. They range in age from their early 20s to a couple of my close friends who are in … more
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