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South High staff member works to strengthen community ties

Karen Duell stands quietly in the main entrance of South High School as a swarm of middle school students enter the building. The students are about to tour the school to see if South is the right …
Home projects suffer from worker shortage
Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The …

Denver Pride art installation ‘A gem of delight’

The Colfax community came together last month to bring the stories of Stonewall and Denver Pride streetside as artwork on the district’s 14 utility boxes for traffic lights. Frank Locantore, …

Baker landmark silos see last days on Santa Fe

It’s difficult to miss the large Rio Grande Co. silos that tower over Santa Fe Drive at 201 Santa Fe Drive. The green structure on top of the six towers has been a staple of the Baker neighborhood …

News

Swift water is safety focus as Colorado snowpack melts

Rachel Kohler loves rivers. “Playing in rivers can be a ton of fun,” she said, “as long as you’re doing it with full knowledge of the risks — and you have a safety plan in place.” For her …

Life

'Bull in a China Shop' gives audiences a fast-paced 90 minutes

“Bull in a China Shop,” now playing at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood, is ideally timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which assured women …

Sports

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left …

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Norton
Winning Words

Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Peak experience is a case of aiming way too high

The greatest risk I am willing to take is grocery shopping in Douglas County on a Saturday afternoon. It is an electrifying episode of “Supermarket Sweep” conjoined with a dress rehearsal for …
Norton
Winning Words

The starts and stops of life deserve attention

Although the summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20, we often talk about Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer. Parties, barbeques, picnics, and all sorts of outdoor …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Essentially, some of these claims seem pretty oily

Some jokes about oil are too crude for my taste. But seriously. While I was waiting for my prescription to be filled by the pharmacist, I waited in a small area that was shelf after shelf of …
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