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The burly Vietnam veteran walked up to Jack Frank, 90, a World War II vet facing the frightening quandary of living longer than he can support himself. “You the vet I just donated to?” he asked, sticking out his hand. “I’m Bud.” “I … more
Parents, along with their young children, become discerning connoisseurs of playgrounds.  A skilled kid wrangler can sum up a new playground in one quick sweep of the eyes — wood chips means no sand in the shoes, bathrooms a good hike across a … more
It doesn’t take a particular type of person to be a Leo, just someone who wants to be involved in the community. That’s why the Golden Lions Club is launching a Leo club at Golden High School for youths between the ages of 12 and … more
• The Shriners started in the late 1800s and is an international organization. The U.S. has 22 hospitals. • The organization’s main function is to help children. All children are treated without any cost to families. • Hospitals … more
Library patrons got their read on this summer with the Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge took place May 29-Aug. 14. In comparison to last year, average participation grew 6 percent in 2015. … more
The constant bombardment of celebrities and the media’s focus on glitz and glamour can cause a serious warping effect on young minds, particularly ones that are still growing. This is a hard fact Amanda and Katie learn the painful way in Hilary … more
Thirteen-year-old Jack Barnicle had a surprise waiting for him when he got home from school Aug. 27 — a new wheelchair ramp. The Golden teen has spastic quadriplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. As he has grown, it’s become more difficult … more
My former Denver Post colleague Mike McPhee has immortalized Dana Crawford, one of Denver's true visionaries, in his just-released book "Dana Crawford - 50 Years Saving the Soul of a City." Crawford … more
Country music blared through speakers as a small boat glided over the water to the middle of Standley Lake — the sun was strong, the water was a comfortable temperature, and Army veteran and double above-knee amputee Travis Strong of Golden was … more
It’s all about the experience — the spontaneity, the transfer of energy, the cohesive feeling. “Music is, and always will be, a viable art form,” said Alexei Hammerle, a concert promoter and booker with local company Swinging Noose … more
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