Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their …
Vasquez digs into new role as mayor of Elizabeth
The election results are official and Elizabeth residents selected Megan Vasquez to be the mayor for the next two years. Vasquez, a 2004 Kiowa High School graduate, has lived in Elizabeth for 10 …

Elizabeth students claim prize in information contest

Out of 12 teams from schools in the Tri-County League, a group of Elizabeth eighth-graders won first place in a competition of the minds. Two groups of Elizabeth Middle School eighth-graders traveled …

Marijuana extract being eyed for U.S. medical market

A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said April 17. British …

'Stampede to Read' helps kids get a charge out of literacy

Imagine horses, bulls, sheep and pigs suddenly rushing toward a common thing. Now replace those animals with 400 kids, rushing toward books. This is the effect that Stampede to Read has on kids in …

Voters elect mayor, approve lodging tax in Elizabeth

The turnout was light for the April 3 Elizabeth municipal election, with unofficial results showing that Town Trustee Megan Vasquez was chosen as mayor and voters approved a proposal to establish a …

Sonya's Sampler

Painter celebrates anniversary with reception at Parker studio

Painter Jay Moore is celebrating five years in his downtown Parker studio location with exhibition of a body of new works. Visitors are welcome to see his new paintings reflecting his love of his …

Daniels Park land donor to be remembered in ceremony

Have readers ever wondered about how the beautiful Daniels Park in Douglas County came to be? They can thank Florence Martin, who will be celebrated by members of the Sedalia Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. …
Local Life

Silent films speak volumes

The vast majority of the films that will be shown in the seventh annual Denver Silent Film Festival are 90 years old, at the youngest. But Howie Movshovitz, director of the festival, adamantly argues …
Coming Attractions

Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim …

Wonderbound comes through with another offbeat creation

Wonderbound Ballet’s newest production, “Madness, Rack and Honey,” comes at an especially appropriate time: April is National Poetry Month! Inspired by poetry as well as familiar classical …
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Quiet Desperation

Jazz Age classic continues to be assigned of the times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was first published 93 years ago today (as this is being written). Fitzgerald was only 29. He would live another 15 years after a short career in both …
Winning Words

The most important step to success is step one

Have you ever had this incredible urge and surge to take on a big project or massive idea? You probably know what I mean, the kind of project that when we first think about it we get so excited that …
Winning Words

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As …
Quiet Desperation

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced …
Financial Strategies

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last …
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