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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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    • Man in Golden home invasion receives 45-year sentence

      Cody Jones, 20, will spend 45 years in prison for his involvement in an incident last May in which Jones and two other armed men forced their way into the Golden home of two middle school …

    • Jeffco board of ed to negotiate salaries with unions

      The Jefferson County Board of Education is in negotiations with the Jefferson County Educators Association and the Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association to increase salaries. Increasing compensation for teachers and staff has been at …

    • Learning about little dinosaurs with weird teeth

      There’s no proof that heterodonts ate meat, said Erin LaCount during her fifth Everything Dinosaurs talks on Feb. 17, at Dinosaur Ridge. However, they could have been omnivorous because they did have sharp canine teeth. But it’s more likely …

    • School of Mines to build its first parking garage

      Because of the increasing difficulty of finding student parking at Colorado School of Mines, the university is in the preliminary planning phase of building a new, multi-level parking structure on campus. “We want them to be able to come to one …

    • Casa Bonita remains vital part of community

      Some students take a gap year between high school and college, but not many spend it like Max Spiegel has — diving into a tropical lagoon every 15 minutes or so at Lakewood’s Casa Bonita. “I was a diver all four years at Cherry Creek High …