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Today's News

  • COLUMN: With foster care abuses, who is watching the watchers?

    Who will watch the watchers?

    Since my previous column on Child Protective Services (CPS), I have been inundated with notes from people who have had their children taken from them by our government.

    From here in Colorado, I have heard from mothers, fathers, and grandparents — people who have had their children removed from their loving home by the state and county governments.

  • COLUMN: The numbers don’t lie

    Jim Hightower

    If John Boehner is so worried about the president’s executive orders, why didn’t he sue George W. Bush?

    What a hoot to see House Speaker John Boehner up on his hind legs, braying like a goofy mule as he declares that by golly he’s filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for “aggressive unilateralism.” Or, was it unilateral aggressivism?

    Whatever.

  • COLUMN: No appetite for fixing school lunch program

    Jill Richardson

    Guest Column

     

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.

    That’s what the government found out after the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

  • COLUMN: The class war goes retail

    Emily Schwartz Greco 

    & William A. Collins

     

    For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. The percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “good” has climbed to the highest level of President Barack Obama’s presidency.

  • COLUMN: Christie strikes back at Colorado GOP hypocrisy

    I take no joy in saying this: Chris Christie is right.

  • Katerina Bryn States

    Megan and Bret States, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughter, Katerina Bryn States. Katerina was born Aug. 4, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and measuring 21 inches.

    Grandparents are Sandi Foos, of Brighton, and great-grandmother Carol Smith, of Wellington.

    Katerina joins her sister Kaydence States, 7.

  • Emersyn Grace Martinez

    Samantha and Brandon Martinez, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughter, Emersyn Grace Martinez. Emersyn was born Aug. 4, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 5 pounds, 2.5 ounces, and measuring 17.75 inches.

    Emersyn joins her siblings, Kennady, 4, and Braxton, 3.

  • Natalie Sarabia Murillo

    Brenda Murillo and Abimael Sarabia, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Sarabia Murillo. Natalie was born Aug. 4, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 19.75 inches.

    Natalie joins her sister, Jessica I. Rodriguez.

     

  • Amareyo Gavino Gutierrez-Martinez

    Bobbie Martinez and Beto Gutierrez, of Denver, announce the birth of a son, Amareyo Gavino Gutierrez-Martinez. He was born Aug. 7, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 19 inches.

    Grandparents are Brenda and Robert Martinez, of Denver; Maria De La Cruz, of Denver; and Bernardo Gutierrez, of Mexico. Great-grandparents are Gavino, Angel, Rose, Emma and Josefina, all of Colorado.

    Amareyo joins his siblings, Angelo, 5, and Angelyna, 10 months.

     

  • Tom Gardner

    Jennifer and Duane Gardner, of Brighton, announce the birth of a son, Tom Gardner. Tom was born Aug. 9, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and emasuring 19.5 inches.

    Grandparents are Richard and Glenda Miller, of Eaton; Wayne and Linda Goforth, of Washburn, Tenn.; and Sandra and John Gardner Williams, of Chattanooga, Tenn.