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Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Capitol Report: Democratic majority pushes Legislature to left

The blue wave crashed months ago in Colorado's midterm elections, but the tide is still high at the Capitol, where Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal causes in the first month of this … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Construction on the I-25 'Gap' steams ahead

While work continues on the northern end of an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 dubbed the Gap, the Colorado Department of Transportation has announced the next leg of construction is ready to begin. … more

Man found guilty of woman's murder in Douglas County

The suspect in the 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was discovered alongside I-25 in Douglas County has been found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, according to a news release from … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more

Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are … more

Maya Angelou’s story to be shared by actor, scholar

Actor and scholar Becky Stone will portray American poet and author Maya Angelou (1929-2014) at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Presented by Colorado Humanities as … more

When mistakes create opportunities for change

Whether you are a football fan or not, there is a high likelihood that you have heard about the “blown calls” or the “no calls” that took place during the recent NFL Championship Games. … more

Picture-perfect pictures aren’t always a good look

If you were born after World War II and before Apple, you might have some out-of-focus family photographs around the house. Unless you had a Nikon or a darkroom, and not many of us did. We had … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a … more

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in … more

‘Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Colorado Ballet shows

As a forward to his original “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” published in May 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote: “A time for a newer set of wonder tales ... without stereotypic genie, dwarf and fairies … more

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated … more

Getting back to our unity of purpose

Rush to judgment. You can see it just about everywhere these days, especially in this age of technology where information can flow so rapidly. We are quick to come to a hastened conclusion. And then … more

C-section patients get opioid alternatives

Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree is one of three area hospitals leading the charge on using alternative pain relief methods for new mothers following C-section deliveries. Sky Ridge, along with … more

Lumineers band member ends tour in Castle Rock

The Lumineers band member Stelth Ulvang will wrap up a solo tour showcasing his personal music with an upcoming concert in Castle Rock after weeks on the road, bringing with him both whimsical and … more

Another wild ride: 113th annual National Western Stock Show

The 113th annual National Western Stock Show came to a close Jan. 27. As they do each January, hundreds of thousands of people attended the event in Denver during its more-than-two-week run — which … more
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