Family Tree asks the community to count its comforts

Rich Karlis had just wrapped up his second season as a kicker for the Denver Broncos, and he was trying to figure out what to do with his free time. When he learned about Family Tree — a nonprofit …

My name is... George Wolfson

About me I came out here from New York City in 1996. I was living in an apartment along Depew Street when I first moved here. I remember three men knocking on my door, claiming they were my …

Offering a helping hand

Residents at the Village at Belmar presented more than $3,000 in check donations to three groups on June 12. The groups who received donations include West Metro Fire, The Action Center and Alpine …

With 5A money, district accelerates digital learning plan

From conducting virtual dissections to putting together podcasts, students at Arvada West High School find themselves on their devices “in every single subject for every grade,” said librarian …

‘There’s so much good in the world’

When Paul Marinello saw an ambulance outside the Smiths’ house on April 18, he assumed the ambulance had come for 2-year-old Austin. Austin had been born with an interstitial lung disease, the …

News

Symposium for those working with trafficked, abused

Pastors, ministry leaders, counselors, mental health professionals, counseling students and others who care for those wounded by sex trafficking or sexual abuse are invited to participate in the …

Life

‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …

Sports

College baseball opening doors for Colorado athletes

It’s been slow — like an off-speed changeup — for people to realize, but big-time college baseball is no longer a long shot for players who participate in Colorado high school baseball. …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He …
Norton
Winning Words

Keep yourself humble to avoid a stumble

One of my favorite things to see is a humble winner. Not only a humble winner, but also a humble leader who willingly shares the victory and gives credit to the team around them, their friend, or a …

Letter to the editor: New Columbine plan disgraceful

New Columbine plan disgraceful I find the entire idea of a “new Columbine” to be disgraceful and an insult to the memory of the deceased. This seems to be a cowards’ way out of the situation by …
Alcorn

Payoff for growth ‘rarely worth the price’

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. — Italian proverb, attributed to Montgomery Scott Raise your hand if you’ve been inconvenienced—either in minor ways or in major …

Letter to the editor: School rebuild balderdash

Can you think of anything more ridiculous than the Jeffco School Board’s proposal to demolish the Columbine High School and replicate it a few feet away? Where is the money for this boondoggle …
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