Representing Colorado

There’s not many people who can say they’ve met someone from each of the 50 states. But that is something that Denver’s own Madison Manning will be able to tell people once she lands in New …
Near the Lily Pond in Washington Park, Téa Connors, 3, makes friends with a baby bullfrog, the largest North American frog which can weigh up to one pound when full grown.

’Sea monsters’ lurk in the lakes of Washington Park

Even though this writer never managed to convince her kids that a sea monster prowls Smith Lake, visitors to Washington Park are discovering that some of the park’s aquatic creatures grow to sizes …
Teams with the Denver Zoo and Colorado Parks & Wildlife release 570 boreal tadpoles in the Gunnison National Forest on June 28.

Denver Zoo, state parks officials partner to save endangered boreal toad

On June 28, teams with the Denver Zoo and Colorado Parks & Wildlife released 570 boreal tadpoles into wetlands in a remote site in the Gunnison National Forest.
The Colorado Youth Pipe Band gathers for a photo in a past year. The pipe band practices year-round at the Washington Street Community Center in Denver and welcomes youth from across the Front Range.

‘He wanted to learn the bagpipes’

If a youth can perform in a competition and play well in front of a judge, it’s likely they will take those skills and be able to succeed at any job interview once they become adults. Being …

Sweet! Olathe corn is in Colorado stores

Dawn is breaking everywhere as the stillness of Sunday morning is interrupted by the sound of ears of corn being ripped from waist-high plants in the ground. An old Ford 350 motor slowly chugs to …

An a-mazing art exhbit

Freedom. Gratification. Expression. This what local artist Warren Stokes gets from creating his maze art.


State offered $28 million for free transit in August

More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies …


Latin American roots on display at DAM

Raphael Fonseca, associate curator at the Denver Art Museum in a new position underwritten by John and Sandy Fox, opened a new exhibit: “Who Tells a Tale Adds A Tail,” a collection of modern and …


Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

  Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her …


From the Editor: Happy for kindness

In a recent cross-county trip to see my brother, I saw and experienced several acts of kindness that I am hoping are signs of good things changing in the country. Over the last few years, I feel like …
The new superintendent of Douglas County Schools, Erin Kane, officially started the job on March 31.

Guest Column: Older adults to talk with superintendent

Ahhh, summer. Soon thoughts of swimming pools, part-time jobs and relaxing time with family and friends will be replaced with class schedules, homework and locker combinations as our Douglas County …

Column: The tidal wave of complacency

There is plenty of discussion happening around what is being called “The Great Resignation.” The impact of people not willing to work has a vast-reaching impact and implications on every aspect …

Mother Musings: Finding grit and spirit through summer swim

Swim Team season is officially over. I struggle to understand this thing called “Swim Team.” I used to do swim team when I was a kid. It was kind of fun for the two summers I did it. I mostly …
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