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Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and …

Thorncreek fairways, greens good to go

It’d been almost two years since anyone had driven a golf ball off of Thorncreek Golf Course’s first tee, but that’s set to change. Head Pro Chris Swinhart said that golfers getting on the …

Effort seeks to ease frustration from money woes

Money is one of the key stressors in good economies or bad, so local Premier Members Credit Union is doing what it can to relieve some of the frustration. Andrea Balazs, corporate responsibility and …

Tainted drinking water found in South Adams County

A chemical commonly used in firefighting foam and the manufacture of carpeting was found in untreated water in the Quebec and Interstate 270 area that supplies South Adams County Water and Sanitation …

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable

The green beetle blamed for killing thousands of ash trees continues to spread south, most recently to the town of Superior. This marks the fifth Front Range community the Emerald Ash Borer has …
Education

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

Westgate Community School Graduation

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Mountain Range High School auditorium May 29 for graduation and commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018. In all, 14 students received their …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

Q&A with Savannah Martin, Standley Lake High School grad

I participate in National Honor Society and played varsity girls basketball and track. I plan to attend Western State Colorado University at Gunnison to pursue being a collegiate track and field …
Business

Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

The sky’s the limit for Brighton company

The days of the “Good Old Boys” lighting fireworks behind the high school for the town to watch, that’s a scene from the past, according to Pyrotechnician Joe Diaz. “People don’t think …

Oil, gas group warns drilling bans in Colorado could cost taxpayers

An oil and gas advocacy group said that Colorado has billions of dollars' worth of petroleum still in the ground and warned that taxpayers could face huge compensation claims if voters ban drilling. …

Nice weather for Westy Mutts

The Westminster Chamber of Commerce hosted its first ever Mutts ‘n Struts Health and Wellness Fest May 26 at City Park, 105th and Sheridan. The event featured a running race for people and their …
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