Hit the slopes without going broke

Vail and Beaver Creek resorts recently announced their day passes jumped to $209 per day at the door, a new all-time high, serving as a reminder that a day on the slopes is anything but cheap. …
Gala sends adults with cancer to camp
Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

Lakewood animal hospital gets its own TV show

Ross Henderson quickly became a familiar face on Facebook when Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood posted a video of him playing a guitar, singing to a Golden Retriever as the dog waited for …

Former Lakewood Police officer arrested again

For the second time in weeks former Lakewood Police officer Randall Shaun Butler has been arrested for an alleged sex assault. On Jan. 8, the Lakewood Police Department arrested Butler on suspicion …

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …

‘Natura Obscura’ offers journey to dream forest

Immersive art experiences are happening across the nation these days and we are fortunate to have an absolutely delightful art-surround experience, “Natura Obscura,” awaiting us at the Museum of …

News

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …

Life

A home, home on the range in Golden for Wild West artistry

Cowboys and cowgirls, and Western folk in general, filled the American Mountaineering Center in Golden for the 30th annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 18-20. This year, 16 performers, in …

Sports

Lakewood drains a dozen 3-pointers in win over Fairview

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood’s girls basketball teams looks and has to operate a lot differently this season. The Tigers have been going through life after the Emsbo twins. Camilla and Kira — 6-foot-5 …

Voices

Editorial Cartoon for Jan. 17

Letter to the editor: About free speech

A letter in the 10 Jan. edition conflates free speech with freedom of the press. Yes, both are protected by the First Amendment, but we all know that free speech essentially means the government …
Doray

Your fitness level might start with your zip code

How can local communities encourage and facilitate active lifestyles among their residents? How can they increase access to and use of gyms and recreational facilities? How can parents encourage …

Bronco woes trace back to fractured leadership

Somebody should write a case study in organizational leadership based on the Denver Broncos. Or, to be more precise, a case study in the failures of fractured leadership. Let me start by saying that …

Letter to the editor: Something to the classic excuse

Have you heard the students excuse for not presenting his homework? ”The dog ate my homework”. This is a 100 percent valid excuse for not presenting the documents. I retired from medicine …
Editorial Cartoon

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Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the …
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Off the streets with a grandson to raise

“What’s not to love about raising a 6-year-old boy?” Melissa Winters asked. Winters, 54, who is about nine months away from earning her massage therapy licensure, is raising her grandson Jaiden …

Homelessness Q and A: Dave Runyon

Tell me about your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? The root causes of homelessness are mental health issues, long term addictions and a lack of affordable housing. …
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Homelessness Q and A: Pam Brier

What’s your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? In my current role with the Women’s Bean Project in Denver I have worked closely with many women experiencing …
Challenges remain
A homeless man and woman sit on a bench along Colfax during a January evening earlier this year. There is no permanent shelter for the homeless in Jefferson County anymore, following the closure of a shelter last month run by the Action Center.
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Action Center shelter closes

There are 22 less beds available for the homeless in Jefferson County now, after The Action Center announced the closure of its shelter program. In what the organization describes as a financially …
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A timeline of the Federal Center land sale

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless thought it had an answer to helping get homeless people off the street when it proposed building temporary and permanent housing that would ultimately house …
Enduring struggles to secure permanent employment and a place to live, Darin Barton, 44, has been homeless in Golden since about 2014.

Escaping the streets can be a struggle

Darin Barton likes Golden so that is where he chooses to live — even though he’s homeless. Single men “literally have nowhere to go, except to Denver,” Barton said. “And I don’t want to …
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