Longhorn drive launches another National Western Stock Show

Thousands of people lined 17th Street in downtown Denver to watch the annual National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade on Jan. 9. The parade highlighted Colorado’s Western heritage with …
Lakewood may take housing allocations from 2020 and 2021 for 2019 projects
At least a portion of all available residential housing construction in Lakewood over the next two years is already spoken for. Lakewood City Council is beginning to piece together how to implement …

Heritage center renamed Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

Lakewood resident Jean Jackson remembers it like it was yesterday when the Belmar Museum’s name was changed to the Lakewood Heritage Center in 1996. People would get the name confused with Heritage …

My name is... Connor Ladd

About me I’m trying to be a normal 16-year-old. I’m a sophomore at Lakewood High School, and I play football there. I like to bike during the summer, write, play video games and just do things …

Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with …

Battle lines drawn for Colorado's 2020 legislative session

In Colorado's second year of total statehouse control by Democrats after the 2018 election, one top Republican is hanging onto his optimism. “I know the constitution very well,” said Chris …

News

Tattoos for Australia

When Peter Pridhorsky was growing up, he had the opportunity to travel to Australia. He loved watching Steve Irwin, the Australian television personality “The Crocodile Hunter,” and grew an …

Life

‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …

Sports

D’Evelyn girls hoops get win over Summit

DENVER — D’Evelyn girls basketball will began Class 4A Jeffco League play coming off a winning note. The Jaguars defeated visiting Summit 60-32 on Jan. 7, on the eve of the start of conference …

Voices

Editorial cartoon for January 16

opinion

Letter to the editor: Anti-death penalty

It is time to end the death penalty in Colorado. It is expensive, unfairly applied, and unnecessary for plea bargaining. As a librarian within the criminal justice system, I have come to know several …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Murder in our name

Is it a tragedy or downright evil, that Iranian General Soleimani was murdered by the US shortly after arriving in Baghdad on a commercial flight, bearing his Government’s response to a Saudi …

Letter to the edtor: Bury the death penalty

  My college boyfriend was murdered in 1979. That same year, my manager at the bookstore I worked at was murdered. More than a decade later, a client I represented in a divorce proceeding was …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was …
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