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Colorado business groups will urge tax hike for roads

A coalition of business groups recently announced plans to ask Colorado voters this fall to raise sales taxes to pay for $6 billion in transportation projects. Their announcement officially puts into … more

Colorado lawmakers seek reforms as prison costs rise

A decade ago, faced with runaway costs and a growing prison population, Colorado lawmakers pushed the state Department of Corrections to transition more offenders out of prison and into halfway … more

Lindsay willing to play any role to latch on with Broncos

The fieriness of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will be put on the back burner. Not for long, just for now. The former Colorado standout known as the “Tasmanian Devil” for his … more

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an … more

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website … more

Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to … more

A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get … more

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs … more

Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more

World-changing treaty document can be viewed in Pueblo

When El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo planned a new permanent exhibit called “Borderlands,” the staff determined to offer a really special attraction for the opening months. Through July 4, the … more

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the … more

High school drag races keep things moving

High school students are encouraged to “push the pedal to the metal” as they push their vehicles to the limits during the competition at the May 28 All American High School Drag Races at … more

Stampede set to charge ahead

The countdown to Elizabeth’s largest and longest-running event is underway. In just over a week, the son of a cowboy-music legend will kick off the four-day event, sending thousands of locals and … more

Castle Rock officer awarded Purple Heart

Officer Thomas O'Donnell woke up early on New Year's Eve in 2017 and got dressed for work. Then, O'Donnell — a member of the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team … more

Probe into fatal plane crash could take more than a year

It could take more than a year to get answers to the May 11 fatal plane crash near the Stepping Stone community that claimed the life of Grand Junction veterinarian Bob Marquis, 67, authorities say. … more

Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on … more

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college … more

Number of Americans who vape is down, study shows

New research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes. That's an increase but it's offset by a small decline in the number currently using the devices. About 3 percent of adults were … more
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