• News

    No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

    HAVANA | Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. The larger-than-life retired leader of Cuba so far has made no public comment about the announcement that the…

  • News

    Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

    WASHINGTON | Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will…

  • News

    Police departments on alert after cop killings

    NEW YORK | Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot…

  • News

    Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON | A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will…

  • News

    Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado

    TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt…


Metro Aurora News

  • Metro Aurora

    Aurora announces garden memorial for theater shooting victims

    AURORA | The city’s official memorial for victims of the July 20, 2012, theater shooting will be a memorial garden near city hall. City officials announced it would be seeking donations for the garden Dec. 18 in a statement. According…

  • Metro Aurora

    CDOT beginning program to check tire tread for mountain travelers

    DENVER | The Colorado Department of Transportation is beginning a statewide push to make sure tires are ready to take on mountain travel this winter. The Denver Post reports ( ) representatives with CDOT and a Denver tire company will be at…

  • Metro Aurora

    Creative influence: Making art pay for community development in northwest Aurora

    Painter, sculptor, assembler, photographer, teacher, writer. That list of professions contains a common thread in strong favor of the creative, imaginative right side of the brain. Add accountant and U.S. Small Business Administration employee to that list and the left-brain…

  • Metro Aurora

    Aurora man reported as missing dies after car crashes into Clear Creek

    GOLDEN | A 65-year-old Aurora man who was reported missing has died after his compact sport utility vehicle crashed into Clear Creek near Golden. The Colorado State Patrol says Danny Sheya died after being pulled from his vehicle on Saturday. Authorities say…

  • Metro Aurora

    Lawmakers getting briefing on Colorado revenue

    DENVER | Colorado lawmakers are getting a briefing on how much tax revenue the state is collecting before they convene next month for the 2015 legislative session. The quarterly revenue forecasts have been positive during the previous two years and now…

Election 2014

  • Election

    Oregon GMO labeling proponents concede defeat

    SALEM, Ore. | Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the outcome. The Yes on 92 campaign said there…

  • Election

    Last of Senate’s Deep South Democrats defeated

    BATON ROUGE, La. | Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory “the exclamation point” on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama’s…

  • Election

    Bachmann ready to leave Congress, but not politics

    WASHINGTON | An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang. Four terms later, Bachmann…


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  • Opinion

    REAGAN: A Time for Torture

    A poll released last week found 51 percent of Americans approve of the harsh interrogation tactics the CIA used immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Imagine what those numbers would have been on Sept. 12, 2001. The NBC/Wall Street Journal survey…

  • Opinion

    QUIDNUNC: On the watch for top cops and lobbers

    QUID HAS HEARD the chief problem with Aurora candidates for the city’s top cop is that all of them are nice guys, and one nice lady. Seems that as city nabobs and nosy types slide up to the final four…

  • Opinion

    Littwin: We’re having the race conversation

    If you believe the polls, or watch cable TV news, you may be halfway convinced that race relations in America have somehow grown worse during the tenure of the first black president. But if that seems counterintuitive, that’s because, well,…

  • Opinion

    JENSEN: Cigarette taxes killed Eric Garner

    Would police have harassed Eric Garner or his wife if the government had no financial interest in the selling of taxed cigarettes? Eric Garner posed no direct threat to police, and if Staten Island police were engaged in actual community…

  • Opinion

    PERRY: Partisan purgatory becomes an American hell when we can’t even admit to torture and depravity

    No need to fret about the country sliding into unstoppable iniquity. We’re there. That much became apparent yesterday when the U.S. Senate released a years-in-the-making secret report on allegations of the CIA torturing prisoners after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.…


  • Sports

    Focus on running backs in Broncos-Bengals Monday matchup

    CINCINNATI | When Andy Dalton is on the sideline Monday night, he’ll make sure to steal a few glances at the field to check out his counterpart. Who doesn’t want to watch Peyton Manning do his thing in prime time? “Yeah,…

  • Sports

    Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

    DETROIT | The Colorado Avalanche had the luxury of calling on a six-time NHL All-Star for the ninth round of a shootout. Jarome Iginla scored in the tiebreaker to lift the Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings…

  • Sports

    Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays. The…

  • Sports

    Marathon runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ sample positive

    NAIROBI, Kenya | Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer. Jeptoo is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time winner in…

  • Sports

    Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE | Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison, but the prison sentence is…


  • Aurora Prep Sports

    Football: Former Eaglecrest star safety Xavier Lewis recovering from stroke

    AURORA | Elijah Ross wasn’t sure he’d heard the message from his father right. The senior point guard and quarterback heard his former Eaglecrest High School football teammate Xavier Lewis — just 19 years old — was in the hospital…

  • Aurora Prep Sports

    Aurora prep sports schedule, Dec. 19

    BOYS BASKETBALL Boulder at Aurora Central, 7 p.m. Rocky Mountain at Smoky Hill, 7 p.m. Vista PEAK at Gateway, 7 p.m. Tarkanian Classic (Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas) Platinum Division Overland vs. Prestonwood Christian (Texas), 6:50 p.m. Premier Division Orem…

  • Aurora Prep Sports

    Aurora prep sports scoreboard, Dec. 18

    BOYS BASKETBALL Dakota Ridge 60, Grandview 47 Score by quarters: Dakota Ridge  15  17  15  13 —  60 Grandview       12  15  13  11 — 47 Rangeview 64, Cherokee Trail 49 Score by quarters: Cher. Trail   9   8  15  17 —…

  • Aurora Prep Sports

    Boys Basketball: Eaglecrest, Overland both win Tarkanian Classic openers

    LAS VEGAS | So far, so good for Aurora’s two boys basketball teams playing in the star-studded 2014 Tarkanian Classic. Eaglecrest and Overland each posted first-round victories in their respective divisions at the tournament hosted by Bishop Gorman High School…

  • Aurora Prep Sports

    Girls Swimming: Song-led Smoky Hill swims away with Angels Invite championship

    DENVER | Behind senior star Julia Song and some rising young talent, the Smoky Hill girls swim team won Saturday’s Denver East Angel Invitational at Manual High School. Paced by Song — who recently committed to Duke University — with…

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  • Guide

    REVIEW: Roar into the future, with Dodge Challenger taillights in the past

    What we’re looking at here is a 2-ton lump of awesome nostalgia. There are others like it, but nothing quite matches the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T’s level of sentimentality. We’re talking a 15-hour marathon of “The Wonder Years” served on…

  • Guide

    Beginning stages for the arts shine on Colfax

    As a student at Crawford Elementary School 15 years ago, Nelson Moreno didn’t have many opportunities to experience local theater. In fact, they practically didn’t exist. Practically. Scenes of scripts, sets and stages seemed a world away to Moreno and…

  • Guide

    Right at Home: holiday sleepover solutions

    One of the nicest things about the holidays can be the chance to see friends and family from far away. In some cases, that means finding sleepover space in your home. Even those short on space can make guests feel…

  • Guide

    Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

    ATLANTA | What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. — Nikon D750 camera ($2,300 body only; $3,000 kit with 24-120mm lens): I couldn’t find anything to…

  • Guide

    Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

    PORTLAND, Ore. | The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete. Don’t fret — you aren’t alone. The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That means tens…

Colorado Table

  • Colorado Table

    Spicy peanut noodle comfort for New Year’s Eve

    Let’s be honest about New Year’s Eve. Once you’ve reached a certain age, celebrating stops being about partying and starts being all about hunkering down with a movie and comfort food on the couch. There is no shame in admitting…

  • Colorado Table

    Natural Grocers dropping Noosa under dairy rules

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. | Natural Grocers plans to stop selling yogurt from another Colorado-based company, Noosa, as it switches to pastured-based dairy products. Last spring, Lakewood-based Natural Grocers announced that it would phase out milk and other dairy products from cows…

  • Colorado Table

    Fear not the souffle! It’s easier than you think

    The prospect of making a souffle strikes fear into the hearts of many home cooks. There’s this misconception that a souffle is so delicate it will collapse if you so much as look at it sideways. The happy truth is…

  • Colorado Table

    2014: A year of battle lines drawn over dinner

    Have you picked a side yet? If not, you’d better think fast, because the battle lines are being drawn and they cut right down the dinner table. For if there was any theme to the food world in 2014, it…

  • Colorado Table

    Dress up your bubbles to play nice with the food

    Looking for a simple way to dress up your New Year’s Eve bubbles? May we suggest spiking them with a spiced liqueur? It’s fast, simple, delicious and flexible. And that last part is key. Start by sorting out what you…

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