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Column: Tips to protect child’s mental health from social media use

Social media can be a great tool to help build connections, stay informed and engage with others. However, it can become all-consuming and potentially damaging to adolescent brain development, which … more

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling … more

Inside the Outdoors: What is the business of ferrets?

Exactly who decided that a group of ferrets is a business ? Indeed, how did the weasel become a verb? Can a ferret business also ferret prairie dogs from burrows? That self-important group of … more

Column: People deserve an explanation as to how their tax dollars are being spent

The premier ballot initiative on this fall’s ballot is Proposition HH, which deals with residential property taxes. The proposition begins with the phrase, “Shall property taxes be … more

Avenue Flashes: Oktoberfest season with a Golden twist

Once September rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about a little Gemütlichkeit. That’s a German word that means a state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer. … more

Column: How supreme should the court be?

In our country, there are three branches of government. We pretend they’re coequal, but in recent years we have relied on the judicial branch to decide most everything. more

Column: Pirates make annual landing at Northglenn

When you live in a landlocked state like Colorado, it’s probably a safe bet that you don’t really think of pirates all that often. I mean, why would you? more

Column: There’s such a thing as trail etiquette

The uppermost switchback on the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is eight feet wide. Yet the last time I hiked out, I was stymied by a group of young hikers walking down shoulder to shoulder, tapping on their phones. more

The top things I learned navigating the Denver metro housing market

I spent much of this year traveling the Denver area, particularly Jefferson County, covering stories for the Jeffco Transcript. As I worked, I was also looking for a home for my family. We lived in a hotel in Centennial for six months before I found a home. more

Column: A Seussical musical at Lakewood Culture Center

It may not be a “proper” word, but when someone describes something as Seussian, you basically know what it means. Dr. Seuss is famous the world over for the fantastical and surreal worlds he created and populated with characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Lorax.  more

Column: Almost bilked

I admit it. I got scammed, and it nearly cost me my life savings. more

Column: Making ’Beautiful’ music at the Arvada Center

For those who are unfamiliar, a jukebox musical is a show that features tunes most audiences are familiar with. And that kind of show is practically made for “Beautiful,” the story of singer, songwriter and all-around legend Carole King.  more

Column: Garden Conservancy returns with Open Days

As we roll into late summer here in Colorado, we’re also entering the best time of year to be outside. more

Column: Wildland firefighters need our support

At any given moment during this smoky summer of 2023, hundreds of wildfires were blazing in the United States — more than 850 as of late July, according to the nonprofit Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center. Most of those wildfires ignited in the forests of the American West. more

Column: Looking beyond Colorado’s cool-ish 2023

This summer’s coolish, wettish weather along Colorado’s northern Front Range, home to two-thirds of Colorado’s nearly 6 million residents, has been delightful. Denver’s temperature didn’t crack 90 until well into July and hasn’t broached 100 as of mid-August. more

Column: Benchmark Theatre explores gun rights

The issue of gun rights is one that almost everyone has an opinion about and has the rare distinction of being one that is literally costing lives as more and more time goes on.  All of this makes … more

Column: Preventing child trafficking is everyone’s fight

I recently traveled to see some friends for a splendid weekend over the Fourth of July. My itinerary took me through the Salt Lake City airport for a nonstop flight to my destination. more

Column: The problem that just won’t go away

When I read the Salt Lake Tribune editorial on July 2, my heart sank. A Utah man with severe mental illness had died in a poorly regulated care home, with a mere $8,000 fine levied against the managers. more

Column: The Barlow Band takes to Arvada Center

Ask any performer and they’ll tell you there’s something different about performing on a “home stage” — the stages they’ve seen heroes and peers perform on countless times in their life.  more

Column: Rock down to Avenue Q at Miners Alley

When we’re young, the art and entertainment we connect to can really take a hold and shape who we are and what we like. Usually, that art remains in our past — something we think of fondly occasionally. But every now and then it gets an update that turns it into something else.   more
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