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Today's News

  • REVIEW: ‘Turtles’ may prove: If you film it, they will come

    There are some movies that defy any sort of critical examination.

    A certain subsection of comic book and ultra-merchandized titles are written, filmed and marketed to only need the support of a reliable base of brand fans to make them profitable; barring profitability, they serve as an excuse to keep the franchise at the forefront of the conversation, even if that means spending millions on commercial saturation and hundreds of hours of executing fast-food tie-ins and other marketing efforts.

  • Thomas William Page

    Thomas William Page passed away Aug. 3, 2014.

    He is survived by his children, Narelle, Kirk and Kristy Page; a brother and a sister and a granddaughter.

    Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Northglenn Christian Church, 1800 E. 105th Pl., Northglenn. Committal service followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m., 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.

  • REVIEW: Familiar makes a case for interesting in VW Passat Sport

     

     

    Aaron Cole

    Auto Columnist

     

    When the sixth-generation Volkswagen Passat arrived in 2012, the word “sport” only applied in verb form. As in, “I’m sporting a new Passat in my driveway. Want to see what I sit in traffic in all day?”

    To be even more blunt: that mid-size sedan had all the sporting potential of your nearest comic book convention. 

  • Kids’ Nite Out returns to Carbon Valley

    FREDERICK — Kids’ Nite Out returns to the Carbon Valley Recreation Center Sept. 6.

    Boys and girls 7 to 14 can enjoy activities, purchase food, beverages and snacks.

    “The partnership with CVPRD and Kids’ Nite out makes sense for the growing community of families in the Carbon Valley area. Their mission to

  • COLUMN: What happens when we get too much health care?

    Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

     

    Several years ago the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. healthcare. Many Americans get too much at the same time others get too little. And those in both groups have a good chance of receiving care that could injure or even kill them.

  • COLUMN: Who said anything about impeachment?

    Jim Hightower

     

    Surely you thought that partisan posturing by far-right Congress critters couldn’t get any nuttier. But here comes the GOP’s claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by…Barack Obama!

    Having discovered that the larger public is appalled that his party would even consider wasting time on such extremist nonsense, House Speaker John Boehner tried to do a political back flip.

  • COLUMN: Plans to take water from the agriculture industry will do irreparable harm to state

    Don Coram and Jerry Sonnenberg

    Guest Column

     

  • COLUMN: The other immigrant youth crisis

    Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde

    Guest Column

     

    Sen. Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priority. And lots of conservative members of the GOP are on board with the Texas Republican’s demand.

  • LETTER: Remember governor’s leadership when you get your ballot this year

    Editor:

    Gov. John Hickenlooper demonstrated strong and decisive leadership after the terrible floods that hit Colorado, and he was also rock solid, after the theater shootings in Aurora. 

    People should remember how effective he was during these crises, when they cast their ballots in November.

    Robert H. Moulton III

    Commerce City

  • Kyle Scott graduates Air Force basic training

    Air Force Airman Kyle I. Scott graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Scott is the son of Dale I. Scott, of Firestone. He is a 2013 graduate of Frederick High School.