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Arvada Winter Fest brings cultures together at McIlvoy Park | Denver Post Arvada Winter Fest brings cultures together at McIlvoy Park
Despite frisky weather, a large crowd visited the Arvada Winter Fest on Saturday afternoon to experience a new, culturally driven event.
Denver Post | February 25, 2018
Religious sisterhood isn’t disappearing, it’s transforming | Denver Post Religious sisterhood isn’t disappearing, it’s transforming
Fewer women are taking religious vows, leaving some orders struggling to push forward. But another group is emerging that may carry them into the future.
Denver Post | February 25, 2018
Air Force veteran, amputee couldn’t get the help he needed. Then he came across a friendly car dealership in Denver. | Denver Post Air Force veteran, amputee couldn’t get the help he needed. Then he came across a friendly car dealership in Denver.
J.T. Law, a 68-year-old Air Force veteran and amputee, had been trying to get a car with no luck until he came across a helpful dealership in Denver.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Japanese-American veteran remembers WWII experiences | Denver Post Japanese-American veteran remembers WWII experiences
Henry Sakaguchi arrived at Colorado Public Radio recently wearing the cap of his World War II unit: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The hat has the words "go for broke" on the front.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Nonprofit helps pets living on street get help nationwide | Denver Post Nonprofit helps pets living on street get help nationwide
It's 11 a.m. on a frigid Colorado morning. Several inches of snow fell overnight and the slushy sidewalks at the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope are getting a healthy dose of salt.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Pueblo teen with health woes thriving in online school | Denver Post Pueblo teen with health woes thriving in online school
With deliberate action, but very little discussion, the Pueblo girl logged on to her user account, scrolled through a list of her academic courses and popped open a virtual classroom. There, in the upper left-hand corner, was a video link to her teacher. Sally also had access to her scholastic notes, supplemental learning materials and chats with her classmates, who were scattered across the state.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Silverton works to diversify winter economy beyond skiers | Denver Post Silverton works to diversify winter economy beyond skiers
Residents of Silverton are getting creative to diversify the town's tenuous winter tourism economy, especially because this year's abysmally dry and warm season has hit local mainstays hard.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
11 Air Force Academy athletes suspended during investigation | Denver Post 11 Air Force Academy athletes suspended during investigation
Colorado Springs Air Force Academy officials say it has suspended 11 members of its men's swimming team who were in the center of a misconduct investigation.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Four killed in small plane crash in southwest Colorado | Denver Post Four killed in small plane crash in southwest Colorado
Authorities say four people were killed in a small plane crash in southwest Colorado.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Hispanic folk musician Eva Nuanez dies at 97 | Denver Post Hispanic folk musician Eva Nuanez dies at 97
Eva Nuanez, a natural-born musician and passionate singer, spread her love for music and won over the hearts of many Hispanic folk music enthusiasts around Colorado throughout her lifetime.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Fundraiser brings out runners stripped down to their skivvies | Denver Post Fundraiser brings out runners stripped down to their skivvies
The heat was cranked up in the McNichols Civic Center Building as Denverites were scantily clad in underwear, bathrobes, superhero costumes and tutus to raise money for Cupid's Charity, a non-profit organization based in Denver that supports research to help find a cure for neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder causing tumors to grow anywhere on or in the body.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Reader: No One's Blaming the Guns, They're Blaming Easy Access | Westword Reader: No One's Blaming the Guns, They're Blaming Easy Access
Debates about guns and access to them continues more than a week after the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left seventeen students and staff dead. And in Colorado, home to the most infamous school shooting in modern history, the debates feel especially personal.
Westword | February 24, 2018
State patrol closes Colorado 93 between Golden and Boulder due to crash and bad weather | Denver Post State patrol closes Colorado 93 between Golden and Boulder due to crash and bad weather
A car accident and bad weather have forced the temporary closure of Colorado 93 in both directions between Golden and Boulder.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Just how far should Colorado go to lure Amazon’s HQ2? Debate over incentives, transparency intensifies. | Denver Post Just how far should Colorado go to lure Amazon’s HQ2? Debate over incentives, transparency intensifies.
As a March deadline approaches for Denver and 19 other finalists hoping to land Amazon's second headquarters, the debate over whether cities should incentivize the Seattle retail behemoth has not abated. Some cities are offering billions of dollars worth in economic incentives. Colorado's is estimated to be in the $100 million range. But few finalists, including Denver, have revealed exactly how much they offered to Amazon. And that has fueled campaigns to smack local governments for offering taxpayer-funded incentives to a company that sold $177.9 billion worth of products and services las
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Metro area still looking to be cold this weekend with highs in the mid-30s | Denver Post Metro area still looking to be cold this weekend with highs in the mid-30s
The Denver metro area is expected to keep the chill going this weekend with highs Saturday and Sunday likely to stick in the mid-30s. 
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Vape pen sparks mini fire in security line at DIA, forcing evacuation | Denver Post Vape pen sparks mini fire in security line at DIA, forcing evacuation
A vape pen dissembled by its owner to prevent sparking a fire did just that when it passed through an x-ray in the TSA security line at DIA.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Stolen truck leads to high speed chase across four counties on the Eastern Plains Friday | Denver Post Stolen truck leads to high speed chase across four counties on the Eastern Plains Friday
Thieves who stole a truck in Cheyenne County Friday sparked a four-county high-speed pursuit that didn't end until the two were stopped in Adams County.
Denver Post | February 24, 2018
Winter storm to bring more snow along the Front Range Friday and hazardous mountain travel | Denver Post Winter storm to bring more snow along the Front Range Friday and hazardous mountain travel
Front Range residents will be waking up to slick roads, fog and more snow on the way Friday.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
DA formally charges man in connection with the stabbing of a mother in her downtown Denver loft | Denver Post DA formally charges man in connection with the stabbing of a mother in her downtown Denver loft
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has formally charged Terry Dunford with the stabbing death of a 49-year-old mother in her downtown loft. 
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Sheriff: Blaming School Killings on Guns Is Like Blaming Burglaries on Locks | Westword Sheriff: Blaming School Killings on Guns Is Like Blaming Burglaries on Locks
The February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has sparked numerous threats in Colorado, where student arrests and increased security at various facilities have occurred statewide during recent days, as well as plenty of conversation about whether new gun-control laws are needed. Against this backdrop, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario has stirred controversy aplenty by way of a Facebook video on view here in which he suggests that blaming weapons for such incidents is flat-out nonsensical.
Westword | February 23, 2018
Loveland developer planning 208-unit apartment project in Longmont | Denver Post Loveland developer planning 208-unit apartment project in Longmont
Growth around Longmont's Creekside Business Park continues with plans from a Loveland-based real estate firm to build a new multi-family housing community on a 8-acre plot adjacent to the Front Range Community College's Boulder County campus.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Small explosion blows out apartment windows in Highlands Ranch | Denver Post Small explosion blows out apartment windows in Highlands Ranch
An explosion blew out windows Friday evening at an apartment in Highlands Ranch and the incident is under investigation.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand “Why?” | Denver Post Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand “Why?”
Dr. Mike Decker is one of those guys who looks at a phenomenon, wonders "what happens next?" and finds out.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Denver police conducting investigation into mysterious death in debris-filled home | Denver Post Denver police conducting investigation into mysterious death in debris-filled home
The Denver Police Department is investigating a mysterious death in a debris-filled home on West 50th Avenue.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Colorado teachers union, unlike Florida educators, isn’t seeking to purge gun stocks from PERA fund | Denver Post Colorado teachers union, unlike Florida educators, isn’t seeking to purge gun stocks from PERA fund
Colorado is among 12 states whose public pensions invest in gun manufacturers, a Bloomberg analysis shows, but the state’s teacher’s union doesn’t have any plans to engage with its pension fund association on the issue “at this time.”
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Denver DA charges driver suspected of DUI in double fatal crash | Denver Post Denver DA charges driver suspected of DUI in double fatal crash
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has filed seven criminal charges, including motor vehicle homicide, against Ernie Crawley, who is accused of being drunk when he caused a crash that killed Brandi Wilson, 24, and Sean Moler, 21.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
GOP congressman from Colorado says he will try to force vote on DACA extension if there’s no solution by March 5 | Denver Post GOP congressman from Colorado says he will try to force vote on DACA extension if there’s no solution by March 5
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman says he will work to force a vote in Congress to extend deportation protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally if federal lawmakers are unable to reach a solution by March 5.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Jeffco Sheriff investigating shots fired near Ken Caryl Avenue and Shaffer Parkway, residents asked to stay inside and avoid area | Denver Post Jeffco Sheriff investigating shots fired near Ken Caryl Avenue and Shaffer Parkway, residents asked to stay inside and avoid area
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents and commuters to avoid the area near Ken Caryl Avenue and Shaffer Parkway Friday as police "work an incident."
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Mothers Against Cory Gardner on Guns: Mothers Against Cory Gardner on Guns: "I'm Terrified"
At 10:30 a.m. today, February 23, members of several Indivisible groups along the urban corridor will be both outside and inside Senator Cory Gardner's Denver office, at 721 19th Street, to protest what they see as his tone-deafness when it comes to the need for gun legislation of the sort students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida began calling for in the wake of the February 14 shooting there.
Westword | February 23, 2018
Small business near Columbine does its part to help Florida students cope with tragedy | Denver Post Small business near Columbine does its part to help Florida students cope with tragedy
Flipside's owner is using her skills - along with a group of volunteers - to deliver 300 of these pillowcases to students at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, all with special messages from their community.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement | Denver Post Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement
Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River, according to a settlement released Thursday.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card | Denver Post First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company will stop producing credit cards for the National Rifle Association in response to customer feedback, a spokesman said Thursday.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
St. Regis Aspen plan to go public on stock exchange postponed | Denver Post St. Regis Aspen plan to go public on stock exchange postponed
The initial public offering of the St. Regis Aspen Resort hotel has been postponed indefinitely.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
How to get the most out of your Denver “Hamilton” experience | Denver Post How to get the most out of your Denver “Hamilton” experience
It is your solemn duty to enjoy that fateful night to the fullest. The musical has been called life-changing by some theater-goers, so do your homework to make sure you don't miss a beat.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Teachers in 12 states have pension funds invested in gun stocks, including Colorado | Denver Post Teachers in 12 states have pension funds invested in gun stocks, including Colorado
Teachers across Florida and at a high school where 17 people were shot dead Feb. 14 pay into a retirement fund that invests in gun companies, it was revealed earlier this week.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
You can live out your Olympic ski racing dreams at this Colorado resort. There’s even pizza and beer. | Denver Post You can live out your Olympic ski racing dreams at this Colorado resort. There’s even pizza and beer.
The Olympics happen every four years, but Nighthawks racing happens every winter at Eldora. While most of the racers are regulars, it's an ideal venue for first-timers to try racing in a fun setting that is equal parts competition and camaraderie. 
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
2 dead, including 5-year-old child, others injured after four-vehicle Weld County crash | Denver Post 2 dead, including 5-year-old child, others injured after four-vehicle Weld County crash
A 20-year-old woman and a 5-year-old child are dead and two other people were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Weld County Friday morning.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Denver-based Sierra Club group puts $10,000 behind Longmont City Council candidate | Denver Post Denver-based Sierra Club group puts $10,000 behind Longmont City Council candidate
The Colorado Sierra Club Independent Expenditure Committee has spent more on Longmont's Ward 1 City Council election than has been spent by the campaign committee for the candidate the Sierra Club is supporting.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
An ambitious new climate plan for Denver | North Denver Tribune An ambitious new climate plan for Denver
DENVER — A group of people representing a variety of interests—including utilities, non-profits, the energy efficiency industry, conservationists and business representatives—reports that Denver’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need ramping up. Their 80×50 Climate Goal Stakeholder Report suggests accelerating the strategies already underway in order to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) […] The post An ambitious new climate plan for Denver appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Garfield County backs moving BLM headquarters out to Colorado | Denver Post Garfield County backs moving BLM headquarters out to Colorado
Garfield County this week joined Mesa County and several others in endorsing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's announcement that he'd like to relocate the Bureau of Land Management headquarters out West from Washington, D.C.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Denver City Council is against termination of DACA | North Denver Tribune Denver City Council is against termination of DACA
DENVER — Here in Denver the issue of DACA hits close to home so it’s no surprise the issue has struck a nerve among our diverse population, and its compassionate city’s leaders. DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was created by an Executive Order issued by President Obama in 2012. The program […] The post Denver City Council is against termination of DACA appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Regis to host ‘Business Unusual’ on Oct. 25 | North Denver Tribune Regis to host ‘Business Unusual’ on Oct. 25
DENVER — The College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Regis University is hosting “Business Unusual,” a symposium that includes a panel discussion with four notable local businesspeople, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at David Clarke Hall on the Regis Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd. Panelists include Laura Bruns, co-owner of Factotum Brewhouse on […] The post Regis to host ‘Business Unusual’ on Oct. 25 appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Regis University awards $1 million Opus Prize | North Denver Tribune Regis University awards $1 million Opus Prize
DENVER — It would have been impossible to walk away from the Hyatt Regency’s Centennial Ballroom in downtown Denver on Wednesday night and not feel that urge to “go forth and set the world on fire.” Regis played host to the 2017 Opus Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious faith-based humanitarian awards. It strives to […] The post Regis University awards $1 million Opus Prize appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Denver Public Schools Redesigns the High School Experience | North Denver Tribune Denver Public Schools Redesigns the High School Experience
DENVER — Denver Public Schools (DPS) is redesigning the high school experience and preparing all students for college and career success in the modern world. Retooling how high schools prepare students for college and career is more important than ever. Employment projections show that 74% of all Colorado jobs by the year 2020 will require education […] The post Denver Public Schools Redesigns the High School Experience appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Unusual, Pulsating, Harsh “Macbeth” at the Denver Center | North Denver Tribune Unusual, Pulsating, Harsh “Macbeth” at the Denver Center
DOWNTOWN – Interpreting Shakespeare has become more of the norm than the exception. I have seen Macbeth, one of my favorite plays, more than just about any other, including one set in the old west, a WWI military version, and one with topless witches. But the Denver Center’s audacious interpretation, presented in the newly-renovated Space […] The post Unusual, Pulsating, Harsh “Macbeth” at the Denver Center appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Regis University to announce 2017 Opus Prize winner on Oct. 11 | North Denver Tribune Regis University to announce 2017 Opus Prize winner on Oct. 11
DENVER — Regis University will announce the $1 million Opus Prize winner at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St., Denver. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony. The public is invited to attend this free event. The Opus Prize recognizes those working to solve some of the world’s most pressing […] The post Regis University to announce 2017 Opus Prize winner on Oct. 11 appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Blues Against Hunger Society | North Denver Tribune Blues Against Hunger Society
DENVER — The Blues Against Hunger Society (BAHS) presents “Brewers & Blues Against Hunger Food Drive Blues Jam, a benefit concert to support The Food Rescue Express of Edwards. Everyone is invited to come out to play or listen on October 7, 2017 to the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company for some rockin’ good blues music, […] The post Blues Against Hunger Society appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
Welcome to North Denver, What’s in a Name? | North Denver Tribune Welcome to North Denver, What’s in a Name?
Rafael Espinoza and Jason Hornyak DENVER — It’s hard to miss the major construction of the CVS pharmacy on the busy corner of Sheridan and West 38th Avenue where a boat-selling business once stood. Besides the new pharmacy, you may have noticed a sign that CVS had built and installed, at the request of some long […] The post Welcome to North Denver, What’s in a Name? appeared first on North Denver Tribune.
North Denver Tribune | February 23, 2018
FBI confirms ghastly details of investigation into Montrose funeral home and body parts broker | Denver Post FBI confirms ghastly details of investigation into Montrose funeral home and body parts broker
The FBI confirmed on Friday that it is investigating whether a Montrose funeral home paid by grieving families to cremate the remains of their loved ones instead returned to the families cement mix or another "foreign substance."
Denver Post | February 23, 2018
Former Leadville police chief sentenced to 15 years probation for illegally selling confiscated guns | Denver Post Former Leadville police chief sentenced to 15 years probation for illegally selling confiscated guns
A former Leadville police chief was sentenced Friday to 15 years probation for illegally selling guns, seized as evidence, to Denver-area pawn shops.
Denver Post | February 23, 2018