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A bill that would have eliminated training requirements and permits for concealed carry of firearms was defeated by the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee March 7 by a 5-4 vote. Senate Bill 16-017 was sponsored by state Sen. Tim … more
Niki Mitchell has watched a number of fellow teachers leave the Douglas County School District in recent years. Some have gone to other school districts. Others have taken early retirement. A few have left the profession altogether. “It’s … more
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Editor’s note: This is the second of an occasional series about Judy Racine, who will retire at the end of this school year after 40 years of teaching. more
Pete Sampras, the former world No. 1 tennis player, was revered for his accurate and winning serves. He once said a tennis player is only as good as his or her second serve. There is no argument against the importance of second serves by area … more
Dylan McCaffrey grew as a player during the 2015 football season. Dawson Cranmer didn’t grow much physically but still had a monster season. McCaffrey, a junior quarterback who led Valor Christian to the Class 5A state championship, is the … more
On some days, Dr. Robert Pratt sits in his Denver-areahome in front of a tablet as he diagnoses patients for possible strokes at up to 15 different HealthOne affiliated hospitals. Today, Pratt, a neurologist, is calling into the emergency room of … more
Spring break used to be just that, a break. It was a couple days off from homework assignments, a time to watch a movie, not think about any class projects that might be pending and get a few days off from baseball practice. These days, … more
High school wrestlers have become stronger and more technically advanced over the years. “Wrestling is evolving all the time,” said Pomona coach Sam Federico, citing an increase in club and year-round participation. Still, the basic moves … more
It’s time to consider a high school basketball mercy rule in Colorado. Lopsided scores have been frequent this season, especially in girls games, and some of those blowout scores were evident in the first two rounds of the girls and boys state … more
Wendy Aiello first met Penny Parker when Parker was working at the Rocky Mountain News covering retail, tourism, restaurants and advertising. They became fast friends. “She was smart and funny,” said Aiello, a public relations executive in … more
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