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High-end kennel makers find unique niche

Maybe you've never given much thought to dog kennels. Or cared how they looked. That's OK. Bethany Rathman cares enough for all of us. She found wire kennels — you know, the type of kennel that … more

Colorado lawmakers churn out 10 COVID relief bills

The Colorado General Assembly approved a COVID-19 relief package of 10 bills on Dec. 2, ending a three-day special session that Gov. Jared Polis called to fill the gaps left by Congress' inaction. … more

2020: A DMNS Space Odyssey

Was the first time you really thought about space when you were gathered around a campfire, looking at a night sky pocked with stars? The redesigned Space Odyssey at the Denver Museum of Nature & … more

Showing gratitude for life’s unlikely game-changers

Before we completely turn the page and allow last week’s Thanksgiving holiday to pass us by, I wanted to take a moment to thank every one of you who have done your very best to truly focus on what … more

A good memory is a visitor that’s welcome anytime

For at least a month, I’d end the day in my no great shakes West Los Angeles apartment listening to “Desolation Row” on a cheap turntable. It’s an 11:23 song on Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 … more

Letter to the editor: Health orders are impractical

Health orders are impractical While I support most efforts to try to control the spread of COVID, this latest “Red” health order from Governor Polis puzzles me. As you reported in this paper any … more

Letter to the editor: Election mixed red amid blue

Election mixed red amid blue It wasn't all blue for Colorado voters this election. Despite electing Democrats in statewide races, voters chose Republican fiscal policies on two key ballot initiatives … more

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The year 2020 has challenged all of us to find new ways to connect with friends, family, and our community without leaving our homes. Older adults accustomed to an active lifestyle who may have not … more

Letter to the editor: Praise for GOP principles

Praise for GOP principles This note is directed to Will Johnson of Highlands Ranch regarding his recent letters concerning Republican principles and leadership. Mr. Johnson, thank you for promoting … more

Letter to the editor: Regulators hobble energy sector

Regulators hobble energy sector Unelected bureaucrats know better than we do. That’s what our state government is saying as Colorado regulators recently executed sweeping new restrictions on energy … more

State to consider giving businesses more capacity under `best practice' program

The state public-health department is considering new rules that would allow businesses to operate at higher capacity than current coronavirus-related restrictions normally permit — as long as the … more

Zoo tigers get paws-on amenity in new public art

Amur tigers Yuri and Nikita will probably be found perching on and lounging under a new piece of public art called “On the Rise” by Wendy Khawaja in a new form of collaboration between Denver’s … more

Denver area holiday celebrations amid the pandemic

As it has with nearly everything in 2020, the novel coronavirus intends to have its say in how you spend your holidays. But for those willing to brave the elements, to dial back expectations or … more

Castle Rock senior care company launching Santa program

This Christmas, Castle Rock residents will be on the lookout for socially-distanced ways to help their elderly loved ones feel the holiday spirit, and one senior care organization is offering a way … more

‘Harvey’ playwright led rich life in Denver

“I’m an old stage and drama teacher,” said Colorado author Mimi Pockross, who has recently published a charming book about a theater legend, Denver’s Mary Coyle Chase, whose Pulitzer … more

Restaurants may be a key source of virus spread, Tri-County data suggests

Restaurants are the second most-common place that people who contract COVID-19 say they went in the 14 days before their illness began, according to Tri-County Health Department data. “According to … more

Highlands Ranch restaurants: 'We're doing the best we can'

Many Highlands Ranch restaurant owners' anxiety skyrocketed as new state COVID-19 restrictions were implemented Nov. 20, prohibiting all indoor dining and effectively slashing their operations. … more

'We love what it represents'

The Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce held a distinctly different Starlighting celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event, which typically draws crowds of … more

Denver Christkindl Market is rare holiday holdout

As one of the city's last remaining holiday celebrations, the Denver Christkindl Market is trying to keep the magic alive for the community while supporting small businesses. The annual event has … more

COVID-19 contact tracing apps not gaining much traction

The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making … more
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