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In an age when tablets, video games and fidget spinners consume the minds and habits of children nationwide, some experts are concerned children are spending too little time outdoors. And they warn of health and emotional problems when children … more
The Elizabeth Stampede kicked off its 53rd year with the Xtreme Bulls competition June 2, featuring 50 professional riders from all over the United States. It was the 30th year of the rodeo's partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys … more
Sunlight streams through the stained glass at the Colorado Muslim Society’s mosque on Parker Roadin southeast Denveron a warm May morning as Imam Shafi Abdulaziz addresses a field trip of seventh-graders from Mountain Ridge Middle School. He … more
A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … more
A bill that increases penalties for drivers convicted of distracted driving passed the full Legislature on April 24 and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper at the end of May. Under the legislation, a law enforcement … more
Colorado Community Media won 48 awards in the annual Colorado Press Association contest. Among the honors, the Littleton Independent took home the Editorial Sweepstakes award at the press association convention April 22 in Lakewood. The award was … more
Rising home equity and decreasing property tax rates sound like a win-win for Colorado homeowners. But Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell warns there is a downside. “It’s kind of a nice thing because our taxes won’t increase,” she said. … more
George Brauchler is seeking to trade his 18th Judicial District Attorney's office for one in the state Capitol. Brauchler, a Republican, is campaigning to replace term-limited Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in the 2018 election. more
Of all the traditions Vietnamese immigrants brought to the United States, pho is probably the one most people recognize, even if they can’t pronounce it. The beef-and-noodle dish, pronounced “fuh,” originated in Vietnam in the 1880s. The … more
Londa Mull isn’t your typical couch surfer. “I’m technically homeless, and I chose this,” she said with a smile. After her four adult children moved out, Mull, a 50-year-old former real estate broker’s assistant, began looking for a … more
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