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Help available for food, housing, business, personal needs amid COVID-19

Maybe you’ve lost your family’s child care. Maybe you barely broke even this month. Maybe you’re on the verge of having to fend for yourself on the street.
In a February file photo, a woman exits an RTD 16L bus at the 10th and Washington stop in downtown Golden.

RTD picks 3 CEO finalists, ensuring 1st female leader

Three women are under consideration to be the next leader of the Regional Transportation District, as the agency on Aug. 7 announced the finalists to be CEO and general manager. “We certainly …
A young customer is served at the new MyKings Ice Cream north of CityPark in Denver.

'Building the community one scoop at a time'

There’s a new ice cream shop in Denver, “building the community one scoop at a time," its owner says. That’s the mission of MyKings Ice Cream, located in Denver’s Skyland neighborhood, north …
Debris and belongings line the street on Jan. 15 at Denver's Liberty Park near the state Capitol after a weeklong homeless encampment, while the city's urban camping ban is in legal limbo.

Survey: Metro Denver homelessness was rising even before COVID-19

The number of people experiencing homelessness in the Denver metro area continues to rise. At least 6,104 people were experiencing homelessness between dusk on Jan. 27 to dusk on Jan. 28 in the seven …

Colorado Gov. Polis issues statewide mask order, hoping for 'wake-up call’

Faced with a potential exponential growth curve of COVID-19 cases that threatens to overrun Colorado’s intensive care capacity by September, Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide mask-wearing …

12 metro police agencies joined Denver during protests

In the days after protests against racial injustice and police brutality first broke out in Denver on May 28, the Denver Police Department called in backup from a dozen metro-area law enforcement …

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …

PRIMARY 2020 | Hickenlooper to take on Republican Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, voters decided in the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

News

Animal adoptions brighten life during pandemic

The novel coronavirus has meant a lot more time at home for many people, which has some perks — including an increase in pet adoptions. “Since we knew we'd be home all summer, and since we limit …

Life

Fitness program held in picturesque park

A new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. …

Sports

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set …

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Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Is it time to change the station?

Maybe you may have heard of this radio station before, WIIFM, which stands for “What’s in it for me?” This has been one of the most popular stations that many of us have tuned into for far too …
Craig Marshall Smith

Give life enough time and it breaks us all

“Janet,” one of my readers, can no longer read. That means she can no longer handwrite letters like the ones she has been sending to me for the past three or four years. Hers were the only …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to …
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