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Local hospitals strive for changes in approach to opioid use

In June 2017 the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) quietly launched the Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, a six-month program aimed at reducing the amount of opioids hospitals prescribe to patients. … more

Irish storyteller among presenters at conference

Those who love telling stories, as well as those who love to listen to them, will enjoy three events planned during the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference April 12-13 at the American … more

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the … more

Oil-and-gas bill creates conflict at the Capitol

If you can’t beat them, slow them down. That’s the strategy Republicans at the state Capitol turned to recently to hold up a controversial oil and gas bill, requesting that a different, … more

Digging deep on oil and gas drilling overhaul legislation

It should come as no surprise to those of us who follow state politics: You could have given odds on a bet that the Democrats’ “trifecta” would at some point roll out major proposed changes to … more

New butterfly program to focus on home state

A new display at Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion will focus on the diverse life that surrounds the Centennial State, with a goal of inspiring greater commitment to conserve our natural treasures … more

‘The Moors’ is unusual take on Bronte legacy

Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and … more

Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, … more

‘I’ll be there for my little girl’

Maverick’s Last Ride didn’t start exactly as Christian Redman — called Maverick in his Army days — had hoped. He was scheduled to leave March 4 from his Parker home with fellow veteran Ray … more

Hickenlooper steps into presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who's accustomed to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically … more

Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint … more

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the … more

It’s not mean to get lean

In fact, it’s kind of mean to the folks left with the stuff if you don’t get lean. Do your elders have 60, 70, 80+ years of stuff? Have they ever trimmed down any of it? If you are a bit fuzzy … more

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to … more

‘Oh my god, get me out of here’

The remains of Cymone Reyna Duran were discovered around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 by Pleasant View and Golden firefighters as they put out a small brush fire near the intersection of Nile Street and West … more

Time to tackle barriers to the blind, advocates tell Congressman Crow

Blind people face systemic barriers to independence, and it's time to address them. That was the message from leaders in the blind community at the Colorado Center for the Blind to U.S. Rep. Jason … more

'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Arvada considers single waste hauling for city trash

Arvada City Council is exploring an organized waste hauling system within the city of Arvada. City staff has developed a timeline of possibly implementing such a change, and put out a request for a … more

Bill would simplify Colorado’s confusing sales tax rules

In 2013, the Council on State Taxation rated Colorado as the fourth worst state in the country with a grade of “D.” According to a 2018 analysis by the Council, the score has not improved and … more

What does Medicare-for-all really mean?

The debate continues on what is the best and most affordable health care system for Americans. Ever since the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” was authorized by Congress, there have been … more
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