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Relentless barking is the sound of entitled thinking

Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not the first time. Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not … more

Do you want better results? Try examining four words

Do you want better results? For most of us, the answer is yes. We want better results in one or more areas of our personal lives or in our business. As a matter of fact, when I have asked people what … more

Golden gifted with many holiday activities

The holiday spirit is growing here in Golden and events are in full swing. If you missed the opening of Olde Golden Christmas last week, be sure to head downtown sometime soon and take a look at all … more

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. … more

Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He … more

U.S. scores above average in reading, science, lags in math

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. And … more

Action Center breaks a record and piles in socks

The line of cars piled up outside The Action Center parking lot on Dec. 4, and it only grew throughout the afternoon. In those cars were residents who were in a gift giving mood, and it wasn't … more

Golden's Candlelight Walk is illuminating

Golden has kicked off the holiday season with the annual Candlelight Walk on Dec. 6 and the first of three parades on Dec. 7. Thousands of people enjoyed the Candlelight Walk festivities, which … more

Holiday gift shop helps families in need at holidays

Parents and guardians facing hardship can get toys for their children for free at the Action Center’s holiday gift shop. The gift shop will be open from Monday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 14, from … more

Holiday Art Market offers unique items, connection to local artists

From the wood he collects to the product it becomes, everything that Dave Hawley makes has a story. Aspen trees are transformed into little wooden bowls and birch and pine trees become miniature, 3D … more

My Name Is... Betty Payte

“About Betty” I just completed my book, “About Betty,” a few weeks ago. It’s a memoir, and some of the stories are wild. I’m 88 and I’ve had a lot of things happen in my life, including … more

Better late than never-Optimist tree sale underway in Golden

Across America, Black Friday means with shopping for Christmas gifts. But in Golden, it is also synonymous with the start of shopping of a different sort: the Golden Optimist Club's annual Christmas … more

Editorial cartoon for Dec. 5

The smell of the season at Benchmark

There are quite a few different approaches to take when it comes to Christmas plays, and Lakewood’s Benchmark Theatre decided to embrace the warmth and humor of the season with its regional … more

Odd observations from turkey week

It’s like rai-ee-ain, on your wedding day…. And isn’t it ironic? With all due respect to the phenomenal musical/lyrical talent of Alanis Morissette, rain on your wedding day isn’t actually, … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, … more

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that … more

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that … more
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