DENVER — The Pepsi Center has the amazing ability to change people.
Wrestlers, for one, despite all their tournament experience in a sport that is pure one-on-one and absent of any good excuses, can allow funny things to happen when they walk on the mats at the state wrestling tournament.
A group of high school kids has been holed up in the basement of a house in Evergreen working nights and weekends to assemble a working imitation of an unmanned, motorized “lunar explorer.”
Collectively known as Team Blitz Robotics, the 15 teens hope the explorer will take them to the top of the prestigious Colorado Regional FIRST Robotics Competition on March 26 at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center at the University of Denver.
It was 8 degrees above freezing when I went out this morning, and Our Evergreen World was shimmering with hoarfrost. Every, twig, stem and pine needle was encrusted with diamonds. Our entire landscape shimmered like Tiffany’s window. Backlit by the rising sun, each tree and shrub was a scintillating piece of jewelry.
Over the years, I’ve written columns in February about historical African-American figures with Colorado connections in observation of Black History Month. The stories I told were about people who had lived and died before I was born. As this February is the first Black History Month in which we have an African-American president, I’ve found myself thinking about the contemporary black history I’ve personally observed.
It’s not news that the state budget is in crisis. Loose, some would say reckless, government spending in the good times along with lower revenues have contributed to an approximately $600 million hole in the budget. While many services will be affected, higher education will take the biggest hit.
The country's financial malaise has made Wall Street bankers mighty unpopular these days. But coming in a close second are politicians, who are scrambling to address an economic recession that seems to get worse with each news cycle.
In that vein, it's not hard to guess what freshman Rep. Mike Coffman's focus is right now in Congress.
The scene was set for an epic Class 4A Jefferson County League boys basketball battle between Evergreen and D’Evelyn on Feb. 20. The props were in place, the actors were prepared and the anticipation was palpable.
In a game that featured two evenly matched teams that were equal in league record and both riding high on win streaks, everything was in place for a fight to the finish.