Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead
The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …
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A toast to north Denver bars and breweries

The booze scene in Denver is growing. The city has a collection of bars, old and new. Breweries are popping up left and right, creating every style of beer under the sun, and distilleries are quickly …

The lasting impact of a superfund site in Overland Park

More than 30 years ago, Helene Orr was spending every second of spare time reading documents on chemical waste. Often she would be up until 2 or 3 in the morning trying to make sense of legal papers …

Cafe provides free Thanksgiving feast

Cafe 180 in Englewood is hosting its annual complimentary Thanksgiving meal from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal, catered by Footers …

The ‘tree-hugging hot rodder’ in Overland Park

Over the past 75 years, Overland Park resident Ronnie Crawford has done a lot with his life. By the age of 15 he had become an Eagle Scout. A few years later he started drag racing in the National …

Voters reject 112, 73, transportation measures

Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues.

News

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

Life

Becoming Santa: a special gift

Bryan Austin didn’t have to wait for his beard to turn white to become Santa. The 60-year-old Austin has been performing as Santa for 11 seasons and wore the red suit while his hair was still, …

Sports

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Thanksgiving is good time to share crucial information

Thanksgiving is a special time to gather around family and friends and count your blessings. Enjoy the crisp air and delicious food, and make new (and remember old) memories. Just being grateful puts …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because …
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