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Colorado state revenue expected to rise, give budget a boost

Record-high oil production, rising wages and the anticipated benefits of the new federal tax law will inject hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado's tax collections, giving lawmakers a … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have … more

Remembering a woman who made a clean slate of cleaning

Margaret Atwood — remember her? — said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” To be honest, I had never heard of Atwood, but I liked the quote. The quote led me … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more

Lt. j.g. Quinlan Melvin

Becoming a sailor I knew I wanted to join the military when I was still in high school. It’s a great opportunity for anybody right out of college to obtain a leadership role. I grew up in Littleton … more

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

‘Sleeping Beauty’ comes to stage at Denver’s Mizel center

“Sleeping Beauty,” as conceived by Denver Children’s Theatre, which is presenting its 21st annual professionally staged production for children, involves a feisty Briar Rose and her friend … more

Fiber service for faster internet on horizon in Centennial

Traffic commutes, emergency responses and all the internet uses that often pile up under one roof — running video, shopping online, doing homework, sharing files and others — could all enter a … more

Critter creations fill ‘Stampede’ exhibit at art museum

When it was time to close down the Denver Art Museum’s 50-year-old North (Gio Ponti) Building for an update, curators from all departments were asked to select an assortment of animals, as … more

Planting seeds for opera appreciation

Even opera singers understand that their artform of choice can be easy to make fun of at times, even if the things people assume about opera are wrong. “People think operas are impossible to … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more

'Linking Asia' exhibit nearing end at Denver Art Museum

“Linking Asia,” at the Denver Art Museum only through April 1, starts with the legendary Silk Road, which included land and sea routes, illustrating how ideas, techniques, materials and trade … more

Valor forward achieves impressive numbers on ice

Luke Wheeler finished his short Valor Christian hockey career in impressive fashion. The senior led Valor into the Colorado state hockey tournament finals, topped the state in scoring with 56 points … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

6th District Republican challenger criticizes Coffman's 'move to the left'

Roger Edwards is running to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Congressional District 6 — which includes Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Littleton, northern Thornton and … more

Ponderosa athlete is master of the mat

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz is a modest wrestler who is on his way to becoming one of the best in Colorado. Schultz moved up to 285 pounds and wrapped up an undefeated season (50-0) by winning … more

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Special Olympians take to the ice for championships

Their blades whispered across the ice as each athlete competed in the Special Olympics Figure and Speed Skating Championship Meet on March 10 at South Suburban Ice Arena in Centennial. The area just … more
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