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Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from …
Polis signs overhaul of oil and gas rules
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on April 16 signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety …

Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major …

Larimer Square’s history looms large

Sandwiched between two retail shops, 1411 Larimer St. is a skinny building, hardly 10 feet wide, a single room. Within this tight space, real estate developers have crammed the entire history of …

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic …

Denver ballet companies help children, homeless

Every Tuesday morning, a bus rolls up outside 1075 Santa Fe Dr., bringing a full class of preschoolers to Colorado Ballet for their free weekly dance class. Those preschoolers go to the school at …

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Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas …

Life

Enchantment grows at Chatfield Farms

More than a century ago, in 1866, pioneer Frank Hildebrand purchased 160 acres of farmland along Deer Creek for $500 — in what is now south Jefferson County. The property included a log house, …

Sports

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. …

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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A reminder to focus on financial literacy

The United States Senate designated April as National Financial Literacy month in 2003. This was designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It …
Norton
Winning Words

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do something by the book and don’t

Don’t. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t run with scissors, spit into the wind, or put your jeans in the freezer. Someone who thinks I am officious sent me a book: “Don’t: A Manual of …
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