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Column: The U.S. national mammal: Introducing the red dog

Arguably cuter than an Irish setter, unmistakably larger than a Vizsla, and with shorter ears than a bloodhound, this species of red dog is found in a 2,000-acre fenced habitat surrounded by intimidatingly large, fiercely protective mothers. more

A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest … more

Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin. more

Column: Scan your body regularly: early detection is key

Having kidney stones this year saved my life. more

Column: What will it take for America?

“Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” With those words, delivered with a tone of disgust, Special Council to the United States Army Joseph Welch effectively ended McCarthyism in 1954. more

Column: We need every tool to fight today’s wildfires

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or rather by two. more

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
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