Determining the future of Astor House underway

With its more than 150 years of history in Golden, the Astor House's story has been one of change. Now, with proposals ranging from selling it to turning it into a community gathering place, the city …
Serving Jeffco’s families by providing answers of a death
While they do deal with death every day, the job of a deputy coroner actually has a lot to do with the living. “We provide the families with the answers as of why their loved one died,” said …
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Bell orchestra worthy of a standing ovation

Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra rose to the occasion for its big performance at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference. So much so that the audience applauded …

Peaks to Plains moves forward in Clear Creek

Clear Creek Canyon is already a destination spot for runners, rock climbers, tubers, kayakers, picnickers and anglers. And this list doesn’t event mention the sight-seers and tourists, said Scot …

Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands …

Teens HOPEfull to drive out the stigma of mental health

Hundreds of teens are using the HOPEfull Drive as a tool to prevent teen suicide and end the stigma that surrounds teen depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. “Not a lot of people …

News

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is …

Life

Busy play is delightfully illogical

Vintage Theatre looks like a large Edwardian Valentine this month, with three small stages, each draped with puffy red satin drapes. Action in nearly 20 different scenes pops between stages, with …

Sports

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we …

Death as your adviser

“. . . use death as your advisor” – Don Juan Strong and unusual words. I just love this thought — it’s loaded with power and knocks your socks off when you first hear it. The power of this …
David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Avenue Flashes

Trading Meryl Streep for Mother Nature

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Academy Awards ceremony is happening later this month. I used to live in Hollywood, and I can understand how the people who live there and …
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