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Voters picking candidates for Colorado governor in primaries

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy … more

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Hickenlooper vetoes bill shielding child autopsies

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 1 vetoed a bill that would have withheld child autopsies from public inspection, delivering a victory to government transparency advocates and news … more

LGBTQ rights supporters rally after Supreme Court decision

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies — including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — took to the steps of the state Capitol in Denver on June 4 in a show of unity hours after the U.S. … more

Criterium rolls into the Ridge at 38 this weekend

Cyclists from across the state will compete on June 10 at the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest in downtown Wheat Ridge. During each of the day’s races, participants ride as many laps of the 1.5 … 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

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off … more

Supplemental thinking: Whole foods may be a better choice than pills

I was intrigued by an advertisement I saw a few weeks ago about a pill that helps prevent sunburn. I researched the product and learned that the maker doesn’t claim it should be used as a … more

Mountain Range students speak out

We’re rooting for Mtn. Range thrower Thank you for the profile on my fellow Mountain Range High School Student Amber Gustason. She is a very talented athlete, like many of us on the throws team, … more

Nice weather for Westy Mutts

The Westminster Chamber of Commerce hosted its first ever Mutts ‘n Struts Health and Wellness Fest May 26 at City Park, 105th and Sheridan. The event featured a running race for people and their … more

Mustangs championship bid ends in third place

They came a long way by earning victories in must-win games and were one of the three teams in contention for a Class 5A state baseball championship on the final day of the tournament but the … more

Westgate Community School Graduation

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Mountain Range High School auditorium May 29 for graduation and commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018. In all, 14 students received their … more

Strappd, a digital guidepost for good works

The idea behind Raj Lanka’s mobile phone app grew out of his own doubts after interacting with a downtown Denver panhandler. It was back in 2014 and Lanka was on his way to work one morning when he … more

Memorial Day honors

Thornton Police and Fire Honor Guard members joined leaders from the American Legion Post 22 to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces for the annual Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery … more

Westminster budget work starts with public input

Westminster officials are set to begin working on the 2019-2020 budget, not with numbers or financial forecasts but by finding out what people want. “What we are looking for from the public is what … more

Design phase is next for Northglenn Recreation Center

Now that the first part of the new Northglenn Civic Center has won approval from the City Council, the process turns to deciding just what a new recreation center will look like. “We’ve heard … more

No contract, no Rodeo Market for SWAG

Members of the South Westminster Art Group finished moving out of the Rodeo Market building at 73rd and Osceola during the last week of May, but president Jana Boutwell said they are not gone for … more
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