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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

Q&A with Maria Alsubhi, Englewood High School graduate

Alsubhi was involved in career and technical student organizations at Englewood High School, including Future Business Leaders of America. She’s also involved in theater in stage management. … more

Englewood High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

The biggest thing I've learned is to treat people kindly and to have compassion. Other people go through things, and you might not understand it, but you can still respect it. I'm the president of … more

Colorado's Finest High School of Choice Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Leah Terry Not everything has to be so traditional — school, career, job, family — it doesn't have to be set in stone, and it's OK to have your own path and be different. I think that gives … more

Q&A with Brianna Botcher, Colorado's Finest High School of Choice graduate

Botcher was involved in cheerleading, choir and theater, playing a lead role in all the musicals she participated in. She plans to go to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to major in … more

‘In general, things in life happen’

The loss of an apartment and a blow to the knee took a former boxer from federally subsidized housing in Englewood to living in a tent on the South Platte River. “I’ve been stuck at a … more

Homelessness in Englewood: No place to call home

During a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and … more

Looking back, I should have done more

Two years ago at this time I would be exhausted from the end of the legislative session, assessing the wins and losses of bills, and excited to attend bill signings. Now, I have just finished … more

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing … more

The funny thing about humor is how often it isn’t funny

An ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune made my mouth water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of … more

Aging of American populace will have impact on economy

We are getting older. This is a fact of life and a world phenomenon. The question for the economy is whether this is a curse or an opportunity. Investors, homeowners and consumers will all be … more

Parker gallery offers intriguing look at fiber art

“Autumnal Equinox” by Aurora fiber artist Diana Vander Does hangs just inside the entrance into the gallery at the PACE Center in Parker. It’s included in an exhibit, “Contrast,” by the … more

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very … more

Long road to change ends in hope

At one point, Adam Becker was leaving his belongings under a large rock in the woods in Estes Park, walking to work, washing up in the bathroom, walking into the kitchen to wash dishes and never … more

‘It’s dirty. It’s messy — it’s hands-on’

The Englewood Civic Center community room found itself packed to the brim when about 150 community members came to the first public forum by Change the Trend Network, a coalition of nonprofits, … more

Three photographers exhibit powerful images in Littleton

“Past and Future Focus,” displayed in the Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center from May 12 through June 22, accompanies the last production of the theater’s season: … more

To get a job, you need ID and an address

One of the keys to escaping homelessness — getting a job — isn’t as easy as it might sound, said Adam Becker, a 33-year-old formerly homeless Denver resident. As he discovered, the steps to … more

Centennial opts into countywide transportation forum

Tired of that thin stretch of East County Line Road between South Broadway and South University Boulevard? How about the intersections on East Arapahoe Road? Ever lament the commute through East … more

Local teams set for state baseball tournament

After regional tournaments May 12 and 13, teams are set to compete in the Class 3A, 4A and 5A double-elimination portion of the state baseball tournaments. Mountain Vista, Arapahoe, Heritage and Rock … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more
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