C-470 project moving toward completion, CDOT says

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Construction on C-470 is nearly finished. The years-long C-470 Express Lanes Project, which will add tolled lanes along the busy highway, is scheduled to be …
Former Arapahoe High teacher sentenced to five years in jail
Former Arapahoe High School teacher Ian Ahern was sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Ahern, 42, pleaded guilty on Jan. 24, nearly a …

Bobby LeFebre, state poet laureate, to speak at ACC

Colorado's Poet Laureate will speak at Arapahoe Community College on March 4, and he hopes he's not the only one. “My work lends itself to conversation,” said Bobby LeFebre, who was named the …

Bennet: Take politics out of health care

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet isn't running for president, but that doesn't mean he's done taking on President Trump. Bennet, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary in early February after …

Amateurs welcome in new community choir

Not everyone thinks they're cut out to sing in a choir, but anyone who has sung in the shower or the car is qualified for Voices Rock. The no-audition-necessary, fun-focused choir that has made …

Sen. Cory Gardner: 'I know we can do better' on mental health

For those skeptical that the federal government affects their daily lives, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's conversation with some metro area high school students may offer some hope. In Colorado, “we are …

News

Family struggles with son's death as woman pleads guilty in fatal Littleton crash

The woman who killed a young couple in a car crash while fleeing police in Littleton in 2019 pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide on Feb. 13. Deanna Bixby, 21, was one of two drivers fleeing police …

Life

‘Wilder Women’ steps it up in performances at Su Teatro

“Wilder Women” follows an earlier Stories on Stage show called “Wild Women!” It is coming to Su Teatro Performing Arts Center at 721 Santa Fe Drive on March 8 with shows at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. …

Sports

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to …

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Voices
Newell

Why do we need to repeal Columbus Day in Colorado?

Few people know that Colorado was the original state to establish Columbus Day as a state holiday. So decades later, why would we be moving to repeal it in the Legislature now? There are close to 100 …
Norton
Winning Words

Competition — earning and learning our way to success

When it comes to competitive events, I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy a close game as opposed to a rout, even when it may mean the team that I am rooting for has a chance of losing. You …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Life without coffee is ... well ... well, it’s bad

Bach credited God. Raymond Chandler refused to expedite the screenplay for “The Blue Dahlia” unless he was permitted to drink alcohol and to drink heavily. I depend upon hot, black coffee — …
Coming Attractions

What midsummer dreams may come at the Arvada Center

The plays of William Shakespeare have been performed so many times in the more than 400 years since he did his writing that one mustn’t just consider the story, but how to tell that story. Emily …
Crews

Looking on bright side may be tied to longer life

If you need help looking on the bright side, researchers may have found proof behind the power of positive thinking. Decades of research suggest that seeing the glass “half full” or “half …
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