University Hills shopping center looks to engage residents with new events

A six-decade-old shopping center on Colorado Boulevard is expanding its summer programming in the hopes of becoming a new community gathering place in University Hills. The University Hills Plaza is …
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Polis signs overhaul of oil and gas rules

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on April 16 signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety …

Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from …

DU brings in new shuttle service
After losing one shuttle service for students at the University of Denver, a new one has come in to take its place. The new service, Jay’s Valet, started on March 1. Previously, the service was run …

Big buildings, big business, big basketball blunder

OK. Here we go. It all comes down to this. With 4.8 seconds left, Smith takes the inbounds pass and dribbles the length of the court, maneuvering around the bewildered Missouri Tigers along the way. …

‘Soul-nourishing’ music to live by

Music has filled every corner of my life since I was a child. I can remember early mornings at my dad’s house. I was supposed to be awake and getting ready for school. Instead, I turned my alarm …

The simple violet marks springtime in gardens

During springtime in Colorado, gardens are suddenly filled with an explosion of flowers and blossoms that bring us excitement after the long winter. Among all this cheerfulness, the violet — with …

‘She was one in a million’

Diana Helper, a well-known community leader and passionate advocate for city parks who wrote for The Washington Park Profile for many years, died March 1 after a battle with liver cancer. She is …

University Hills volunteer recognized for her work in prisons

At one of its first book group meetings, 12 people wait eagerly as votes for books are tallied. Before the meeting ends, they will learn which books the group will read and discuss over the next four …

Eating your way around Denver

Restaurants and diners alike benefit from a 10-day event that highlights culinary business across the metro area: From Feb. 22 to March 3, diners snagged deals on some of the best restaurants …

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …

Denver ballet companies help children, homeless

Every Tuesday morning, a bus rolls up outside 1075 Santa Fe Dr., bringing a full class of preschoolers to Colorado Ballet for their free weekly dance class. Those preschoolers go to the school at …

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