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'Biogas' project up and running at wastewater plant

Driving along Platte River Road at night, it was hard to miss the eerie flame rising from South Platte Water Renewal Partners, the wastewater treatment plant just north of Dartmouth Avenue. The …
Man sentenced to 96 years after string of crimes
A fugitive who committed a brazen multi-state crime spree, with multiple victims in the Denver area in 2017, was sentenced to 96 years in prison on Oct. 4. Eric Weston, 37, pleaded guilty to two …

Retiring mail carrier delivered letters and friendship

Ken Cruzan normally walks 15 miles a day. But on Oct. 27, he couldn't go more than 5 feet without being stopped. Cruzan, 66, will soon retire after 40 years as a mail carrier for the United States …

My Name Is ... Sonja Sandquist

True Lutheran I'm originally from Wisconsin, and I'm from a Scandinavian background. I'm a true Midwestern Lutheran. I actually have a business degree, but in college I was a camp counselor at …

Election security overseen by bipartisan teams

Not many elements of American politics are bipartisan anymore, but vote counting in Arapahoe County is. Two-person teams, consisting of one Republican and one Democrat, are tasked with collecting and …

Survivalists offer range of options for uncertain future

Castle Rock resident Kiki Bandilla wanted to live a self-reliant life — the kind of life, as she describes it, in which she could sustain herself without depending on “institutions or grocery …

News

Secret Service study: School shooters showed warning signs

Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according …

Life

Author coming to talk about two of her books

Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent …

Sports

Lutheran softball plans spur talk about player’s fate

Lutheran has announced it will have a varsity girls softball team that will compete next fall, and the move has led to discussions about next season’s playing status — mostly of one particular …

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The migration of the monarch butterflies is one of the greatest animal migrations in the world. The butterflies travel from the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico to southern Canada and back again as the seasons change.

Follow the monarchs

The annual migration of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in eastern North America is one of the greatest animal migrations the world over. Up there with the wildebeest and zebras of Africa, sea …

Budgeting as a Democratic Socialist

A few months ago, I won a historic election to become both the first LGBTQ Latina and the first Democratic Socialist to serve on Denver City Council. One of my top priorities is co-governance with …

How locals can make an impact on climate change

I am excited to be authoring the first installment in a monthly column on environmental issues. Around the world and in Denver, people are taking to the streets for direct action to demand policy …
Norton
Winning Words

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to …
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