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“Rick Ashton, Jumping Librarian” by Denver photographer Robert Weinberg. Ashton was head librarian in the 1990s and he made this leap to celebrate the progress of work on Denver Public Library’s Central Library.

Documenting Denver in the '80s and '90s

He’s been legally blind since the 1990s. Weinberg uses the latest technology to make the most of the little vision he has remaining to take photos, to get around on his own and to help other people …
For its influence on politics and the economy, Metropolitan Denver is considered its own region as one of the five states of Colorado.

A history lesson in a film

The creators of a new film that will premiere this spring hope it will help the state’s residents and leaders better understand what the state needs to thrive in the future. Set to premiere on …
Michael Spencer, right, will be moving into the CBS Colorado’s news anchor spot being vacated by Jim Benemann, left, who is retiring this March.

‘If the calendar was open, I always said yes’

Back in May, longtime CBS Colorado — KCNC-TV, Channel 4 — news anchor Jim Benemann announced his retirement, bringing a close to his 44 years in TV news, including 36 years in the Denver market. …
The 2023 Lunar New Year is the year of the rabbit. The rabbit symbolizes compassion, creativity, conflict avoidance, friendship and family bonding.

It’s the year of the rabbit

Colorado State University doctoral student Xinyi “Katya” Zhou grew up celebrating Lunar New Year in her hometown of Beijing, China. Each year to celebrate, Zhou’s family would prepare an …

At the 2023 Legislative Breakfast, state Sen. Faith Winter calls for more public transportation access as air pollution climbs.

Lawmakers want to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050

One of the boldest climate change and air pollution bills set for debate in the legislature this year would attempt to eliminate all of Colorado’s carbon emissions by 2050, set tough interim goals …
Education
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional …

Top row, left to right: Rebecca McClellan, Lisa Escárcega, Steve Durham, Joyce Rankin  Bottom row: Angelika Schroeder, Karla Esser, Commissioner Katy Anthes, Debora Scheffel

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the …
Business
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.

TrashHawk Tavern celebrates its one-year anniversary

TrashHawk Tavern, a dive/sports bar located at 1539 S. Broadway in Denver’s Overland neighborhood celebrated its one-year anniversary in October. The watering hole serves as a neighborhood …

Sherry's Soda Shoppe closes its two locations

Sherry's Soda Shoppe announced on its Facebook in early October that it had closed both its locations, which were in Five Points Denver and Boulder. The spot for ice cream and other sweet treats …

Bowman's Vinyl Lounge on Broadway closes

Mid October, Westword reported that Bowman's Vinyl Lounge, 1312 S. Broadway, had closed. However, the venue appears to have been shuttered for quite some time — its last Facebook post was …

Tom’s Starlight offers renewed experience from its former Tom's Diner

Tom’s Starlight, a reimagination of Tom’s Diner located at 601 E. Colfax Ave., re-opened in late September. The once greasy spoon 24-hour diner today offers a renewed dining experience …
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