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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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Garage sale dispute in Westminster results in no charges

 BRIGHTON -- The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office will not file charges against a man involved in a dispute at a garage sale. The incident happened in Westminster June 5. The DA"s …

Life

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …

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Craig Marshall Smith
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Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A numeral, a letter, and unsure what's better

What's 5G? What happened to 4G? Is 5G better than 4G? Is 6G next? Will the commercials for 6G be better than the commercials for 5G? The commercials for 5G give me a headache. Especially the ones …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Welcome to Denver — weather permitting

Phoenix, 96, and plenty of sun. Miami, 85, and partly cloudy. Denver, 42, with periods of rain mixed with snow and snow mixed with rain. Newcomers to Colorado want to know, “What’s going on?” …
Paul Cancik

Tips and tricks for pruning your trees

With spring upon us, many residents are eagerly planning their gardens and starting to spruce up their yards. Pruning helps trees live longer, which allows them to grow taller and contribute to …
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