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Guest column: Saving energy costs in warm weather

We know customer bills and energy usage are topics of conversation in the communities we serve. Here are five jobs to tackle to help reduce your energy usage and make your home — and appliances — more energy efficient. more

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the … more

From the Editor: A sign of aging

It recently hit me that a true sign of aging is not about actual age, graying hair or straining a muscle in the back while picking up something as simple as a comb. Instead, what hit me is how much … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

Column: Ideas for the holiday that’s truly for everyone

You’ve seen the ads, the social media posts, signs in the windows — all getting ready for a day that many people impatiently anticipate or dread. Yup, it’s Mother’s Day again. When some … more

Column: We all have hills to climb

Many years ago, there was a video out, I believe it was produced by Hungry Man Dinners. And the title was the NFL’s Hungriest Men. One of the featured athletes was my favorite player that I had the … more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more

Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter … more

Column: Change the thought and change the outcome

Last week fans were treated to some great golf as we watched The Masters golf tournament. There were lots of incredible shots made over the four days of play, including some spectacular shots from so … more

Column: A look at economic dysfunction

The economy appears to be at a crossroads. Is it inflation or recession? There is plenty of commentary to choose from supporting either position. Many wonder if it is possible for the Federal Reserve … more

Editor's Note: Springtime is here

While we have had some roadblocks in enjoying the spring season with wind and some storms – I have to say I love this season in Colorado. It’s the time of year to start planning gardens. … more

Column: Know the process, solve the problem

There were maybe 20 or so of us in the room. We had gathered for a small regional business meeting a few years ago. We shared strategies, stories, and came up with new ideas and identified some … more

Mother Musings with Stacey: Professional caregiving with transferrable skills

“I like to refer to myself as a Professional Mom,” a friend told me. Yuck, my eyes rolled so far back they almost got stuck in my throat. I hear this statement coming up more and more at church, … more

Guest Column: Collective bargaining a bad deal for counties and taxpayers

Who is Douglas County? We are public servants. We maintain your county parks and open space, your roads and sidewalks. We provide safety and security for your community. We support at-risk … more

Editor's Note: CodeRed – YES

After the Marshall Fire devastated our region there has been a lot of talk about what we can do to prepare. How can we as citizens protect ourselves and be ready if it were to happen to our town or … more

Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is … more

Column: Giving and receiving grace

A young man stood by the side of the road waiting for a bus. The rain was pouring down and he was doing his best to stay dry. He was dressed for success, a nice suit and tie, and carried an expensive … more

Editor's Note: Tough to explain

ast week, an important issue came out thanks to Hollywood. No. I am not talking about Will Smith ridiculously slapping Chris Rock. Instead, I am talking about the news that Bruce Willis has been … more

Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they … more
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