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End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Public invited to discussion on gun violence and mental health at church in Highlands Ranch

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is hosting a special gun panel forum at 10:30 a.m. March 18. Panelists at the forum, titled “Protection of Law Enforcement, Churches, and the General Community … more

‘You can’t fill those shoes’: Teachers, students remember slain teacher

A wooden cross marks the lonely prairie crossroads where Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson was found dead in 2010. At the school, 16 miles south, Wilson’s final, stoic yearbook photo hangs in … more

Love of competition drives Lone Tree senior

When Lone Tree resident Dean Smith, 91, had to stop running at the age of 75 because of the stress on his joints, he wasn't upset or discouraged. After a lifetime of competing in sports of all kinds, … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Storied scrolls from ancient times come to Denver

The oldest known Biblical documents, dating back more than 2,000 years, were discovered in 1947 by young Bedouin goat herders in a cave near the Dead Sea. Eventually, archaeologists discovered more … more

Scripting a night of fun with ScreenPLAY

There are some movie characters that just stick with you. Maybe they go through something you can relate to throughout the course of the film, or have a line that seems to apply directly to your … more

The hardest things in life could well be the easiest things in life

While facilitating a workshop for a corporate client, I asked the class a simple question. I asked them this, “What is the hardest thing about getting on an elevator?” As I looked out at the … more

Sometimes when all seems good, that really is the case

If it’s on the floor, it’s on the menu. If it’s near the floor, it’s on the menu. Who would drink toilet water if he could reach it? No, it’s not: 1. A Republican, or 2. A Democrat. Who … more

Good financial advice that applies to any age

Investors may be puzzled by current market and economic news. After a long run that appears to have had virtually no volatility, February and March showed market swings never seen before in the … more

Editorial: Even in Colorado, we could all use more sunshine

Local governments, law enforcement agencies, school districts and other taxpayer-funded entities are sharing more information than ever with the public, thanks to the internet. Want information on a … more

Mike Anderson has background in energy field

Mike Anderson has lived in Colorado for nearly 30 years, with the past 15 of those being in Lone Tree. Raised in Gratton, Connecticut, Anderson studied engineering at Northeastern University, then … more

Kevin Spencer wants to help shape growth

Kevin Spencer moved to Lone Tree about five years ago, after deciding it was a great place to raise his young son, Nathaniel, and said he is running for Lone Tree City Council because he wants to … more

Jaguars' season ends in semifinals

Rock Canyon coach Kent Grams talked to his boys basketball team after the Jaguars' 47-41 overtime semifinal loss to George Washington in the Class 5A state playoffs on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. … more

Fashion Week celebrates dynamic scene

When people think about fashionable cities, most probably imagine places like New York City, Paris, or Milan. Wherever they imagine, odds are, Denver doesn’t rank high on the list. In recent years, … more

Kirkland Museum’s new home is stylistic standout

When asked about his favorite part of the new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art he designed, Jim Olson, of Olson Kundig architects in Seattle, said the glass tiles with told backing that … more

Capitol report: Supervised-injection proposal stopped in Senate; DA asked to examine harassment claims

A party-line 3-2 vote in a state Senate committee, with Republicans in the majority, stopped a proposal to allow one Colorado area to create a supervised-injection facility — where people with … more
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