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Anti-bullying law signed in Colorado, two years after boy’s suicide

After Jack Padilla, a freshman at Cherry Creek High School, took his own life in February 2019, his father, Rick Padilla, made it his mission to make a difference in the lives of youths who face …

'I pleaded twice' - New details emerge in STEM shooting testimonies

Lucas Albertoni was crawling through classroom 107 in STEM School Highlands Ranch when he was confronted by Alec McKinney’s gun. Albertoni looked up as he was attempting to flee and saw the …

STEM jury hears from survivors of shooting

Mitchell Kraus didn't know he'd been shot until he'd already run a couple of blocks from STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019. When he realized something was wrong, he took stock of his body, …

Keeping the community in Colorado Community Media

Last week in this space you were able to hear from Ann and Jerry Healey, who have entrusted their collection of 24 community newspapers to us at the newly formed Colorado News Conservancy. This week, …

'Tell stories that matter:' Colorado Community Media sold to journalism partnership

Colorado Community Media, the company that produces two dozen newspapers around the Denver-area suburbs and two shoppers, has been acquired by a local and national …
Jessie Rayford of Jessie’s Smokin Nola, in Centennial, talks about details in making good Cajun food.

Successful Cajun is all about the love

The secret to making truly good Cajun food boils down to one word — love. Restaurants and food trucks serving Cajun across the Denver metro area may give a quick, one-word answer when asked about …
Dr. Radhika Acharya-Leon, section chief for medical oncology at Highlands Ranch Hospital, talks to patient Suzi McCumber about radiation treatment.

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

Delayed care for major health conditions in 2020 is leading specialists through the Denver metro area to worry that it could take more than a decade to recover from the emotional, financial and …
Meaghan Doherty of Denver Fitness Boot Camp.

Post-pandemic fitness tips from the pros

If you’ve put on a few pounds during the pandemic, you’re not alone. And if you’ve only put on a few — consider yourself lucky. A study by the American Psychological Association (APA) …

Patients skipping care worries physicians

It could take years to catch up on screenings, immunizations and fallout from pandemic delays Scientists, doctors, and the world are starting to come to grips with the direct and indirect impacts the …
Shannon Watts.

Q & A: Shannon Watts

In the wake of the March 22 shooting in Boulder, the Arvada Press' Ryan Dunn spoke to gun safety activist Shannon Watts about the state of firearm legislation in Colorado The shooting in Boulder on …

Stop and smell the craft coffee around Denver

Java, joe, coffee — no matter what we call it, coffee is an integral part of many people’s lives, and metro Denver is known for its craft coffee. For craft coffee roasters, it’s all about the …

‘We already assume you’re brilliant, and have something to contribute’

A group of Denver Public Schools alumni want to make a difference in the education that future students of the district receive. “We want to help people dream bigger,” said TeRay Esquibel, …

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DiPrince to become History Colorado’s executive director

History Colorado has announced that Dawn DiPrince will be the nonprofit’s next executive director. DiPrince will assume the role of executive director on Sept. 1. She is taking over for Steve …

Life

Send me your vacation pics

One of the best things about being a reporter for a community-centric publication is being able to get readers involved with the newspaper. And I have another opportunity for you to do so. As summer …

Sports

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that …

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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …
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