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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike … more

Colorado politicians react to family separations at border

Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's … more

Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young … more

Raw Mustang QBs test passing skills at Broncos tourny

Summer is baseball season but high school football teams take part in events to prepare for the fall as Mountain Range did when the Mustangs joined about 100 teams at the Broncos 7 on 7 tournaments … more

From park and ride, Hotel Row has been long-term goal

The grand opening of the new Hyatt Place Hotel, right next door to the full-service Marriott Hotel, on June 7 marked the “completion of the journey” so to speak. It was the culminating … more

Playing in the Mud

Players spiked, splashed and got absolutely filthy June 15 at Northglenn’s Northwest Open Space for the 12th annual Mudapalooza. In all, 42 teams competed for bragging rights as well as first place … more

Fireworks efforts aimed at lowering the boom

Thornton Police and Fire Departments hope their latest July 4 promotions become the must-have lawn decorations across the city. The red, white and blue signs simply remind residents that all … more

Murals take daily life from dull to delightful

Local artist Chuck Parsons knows well how the metro area’s street art scene has grown and changed over the last more than 30 years, and well he should. He has been a part of it many times. … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had … more

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what … more

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the … more

Rocky Flats: The refuge with a radioactive past

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that wildlife refuges ensure that future generations will always have an outdoor place to enjoy nature. But some people won’t set foot on Rocky Flats … more

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be … more

Every child made welcome at new Lakewood location

Pediatrician Jenni Burns has been working with low income parents and their children for 20 years with Every Child Pediatrics. And in all that time and all those patients, there’s one thing she’s … more

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that … more

No coincidences for colorful, sweaty, crazy German bicycling from coast-to-coast

Tall, lanky and bald, dressed in a neon orange cycling outfit and bright purple glasses, Jörg Richter walked out of Adams County Fire Rescue Station 14 in flip-flops — and immediately started … more

Denver PrideFest 2018 in photos

The 43rd annual PrideFest kicked on in Denver on June 16. Events were held in the city throughout the week. The event is hosted by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. The Center is a nonprofit … more

Child dead, three injured in suspected road rage shooting

Westminster Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Colorado Springs man in the shooting of a man, a mother and her two sons outside of an 80th Avenue dentist office June 14. One of the … more

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. … more
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