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Column: Reminding people of the dangers of swimming pools for toddlers

My grandtwins, Rose and Lars, are now 27 months old. They are about the same age that my nephew Christopher was when he was found in my sister and brother-in-law’s swimming pool. more

Guest Column: SBA helps with disaster recovery

Colorado is no stranger to disasters, both natural and man-made. The state has a long history of natural disasters including flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and drought. The recent Marshall Fire in … more

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen … more

On the upcoming primary election

Primary ballots are on the street and must be received by your County Clerk by 7p.m. June 28. more

Why the will of the people doesn’t matter

In 1950 there were 24.6 motor vehicle related deaths per 100,000 in population. In 2018 the number was 11.7. more

Why you should vote for Pam Anderson in the primary election

Colorado faces the appalling prospect of having a secretary of state who has been indicted on charges of election fraud. more

Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still … more

An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been … more

Is that what’s bothering you, Bunky?

You might remember a guy named Eddie Lawrence who called himself the old philosopher. He starts out: “So, you lost your job, it’s 4 p.m., and your kids aren’t home from school” From there it gets worse, and he concludes by asking, “Is that what’s bothering you, Bunky?” It was funny unless he was describing you.  more

Analysis on the upcoming primary election

Because of our state’s growth over the last decade, Colorado was awarded an additional seat in Congress beginning with this year’s election. more

Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain … more

We need yard sign strategies instead of littering our public landscape

When Wellington Webb, my political mentor, was running for Denver Auditor in 1987, one of the running commentaries about the race was that his opponent had placed yard signs on vacant lots throughout Denver. more

The burning question

In the Introduction to “The Republic of Imagination,” Professor Azar Nafisi relates an anecdote about a young Iranian ex-pat she calls “Ramin” who, at a book promotion event, basically told her she was wasting her time. Americans, he said, are very different than Iranians. more

Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined … more

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

Colorado General Assembly: Still much to do

As the legislature races toward its final adjournment May 11, there is still a lot to do. more

Thoughts on independents

I can’t speak for all independents. No one can. more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more
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