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Painting ‘from the inside out’

James Holmes admits he never used to be able to “connect” with abstract art. The 56-year-old Parker man said he never appreciated the art form. Abstract concepts, to him, a 17-year board member … more

Pups find forever home at Castle Rock event

Some shoppers who visited the Outlets at Castle Rock came home with more than shopping bags on March 16. Seven dogs from the Denver Dumb Friends League found new homes through an adoption event at … more

Q&A: Jason Altshuler, District 6 IREA candidate

City of residence: Centennial Profession: Finance industry, Westerra Credit Union Related experience: Former chairman and treasurer of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Recipient of the 2016 Chamber … more

Q&A: James "Duke" Dozier, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Bailey Profession: Insurance and real estate development.  Related or past experience: I have served on several local boards, including the boards of the Deer Creek Metro District … more

Q&A: Robert Graf, District 6 IREA candidate

City of residence: Centennial Profession: Commercial banker Related or past experience: Served as a director and CEO for two Colorado banking organizations. First elected to the IREA board in 2011 … more

Q&A: Michael Hays, District 4 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: IT solutions engineer Related or past experience: Worked as an IT professional for more than 20 years and experienced in technical automation. Currently … more

Q&A: Mike Kempe, District 1 IREA candidate

Residence: Unincorporated Jefferson County Profession: Scientist Related or past experience: Senior Scientist for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden. Studies solar … more

Q&A: Steve Roescher, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Director of business development, Siemens Mobility Related or past experience: Served four years in the U.S. Air Force and 11 years for the San Antonio … more

Q&A: Peter Smith, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Business owner Related or past experience: Served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Communications industry consultant, started venture capital company, … more

Q&A: Timothy White, District 4 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Construction, real estate development Related or past experience: Founder, owner and chairman of White Construction Group, former mayor and councilmember … more

Weighing homeownership vs. renting, and the effect on kids

In the Denver metro area, homeownership is not attainable for many families. Market pressures have led to more rental housing development, and as a result, more families are turning to renting, says … more

Eight candidates vying for IREA board seats

Customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association will elect four board members, and they’ve got a pool of eight candidates to choose from. The Sedalia-based IREA serves 11 counties in or … more

South Metro Wrestler of the Year: Cohlton Schultz ends amazing preps career

During his senior season at Ponderosa High School, Cohlton Schultz didn't leave behind any doubts that he is one of the best-ever Colorado high school wrestlers. Schultz won his fourth consecutive … more

San Luis Valley is seasonal paradise for birders

From late February to early April, and again in the fall, one can easily watch — and hear — a huge, distinctive bird, the greater sandhill crane, as flocks stop to rest, en route from winter … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

Call not to name mass killers gaining traction

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face … more

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … more

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from … more

‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps … more

Ready, set, grow

Humanity has always had a connection with the earth, said John Stolzle, a Colorado State University Extension agent in Jefferson County who specializes in horticulture, plant pathology and food … more
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