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Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

‘Dames at Sea’ is upbeat production

In his director’s notes, Robert Wells speaks of those elaborate 1930s film musicals — “kaleidoscopic camera treatments of scores of beautiful women ... dozens of dancing sailors ... Busby … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Make plans now to garden with habitat in mind

Evergreens, deciduous trees, berry bushes, grasses, flowers for all seasons — one can surround oneself with growing things for a great part of the year in Colorado where we live. Nourishment ensues … more

Animals are featured attraction in art show

Art Students League of Denver has an appealing exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” that runs through April 5 at the school, 200 N. Grant St., Denver. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. … more

What to say when it’s all been said already

Do you ever feel like it’s all been said already? I mean how many times can we really talk about hope and encouragement, a positive attitude, kindness, charity, goodness, love, forgiveness, … more

Bills aim to boost government role in Coloradans’ health care

The 2019 Colorado General Assembly is vastly different from the past two years. The Democratic Party has a majority in both the House and the Senate, which means that the Republicans do not have … more

Choices resonate like the sound of a gong

I’ll take Door Number 2. We’re all vulnerable to the choices we make. The college we go to, the city we move to, the job we take, the man or woman we date or marry, and whether to have children … more

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to … more

Fencing draws untraditional athletes

Nico Pope conceded he’s not very good at many sports. The 14-year-old from Castle Rock loves chemistry and, though still an eighth-grader at Mesa Middle School, plans to study computer science in … more

Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work … more

A day of sledding in Castle Rock

The snow packed perfectly and the sun shone brightly for a day of sledding in Castle Rock. Kids guided by parents gathered atop a hill at Butterfield Park on a Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, and slid … more

Should pigs, goats and ducks be allowed as pets in Castle Rock?

Nearly a year after Castle Rock overhauled its animal code, which included repealing the town's pit bull ban, town staff members are researching the removal of other animal bans, specifically of … more

'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

Busy play is delightfully illogical

Vintage Theatre looks like a large Edwardian Valentine this month, with three small stages, each draped with puffy red satin drapes. Action in nearly 20 different scenes pops between stages, with … more

Intriguing exhibitions coming to Denver Art Museum

In May, the Denver Art Museum will open an exhibit called “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.” It will feature post-World War II architecture, design and graphics from the museum’s … more

Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self

epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion’s passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on Colfax Avenue, she found her voice again. … more
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