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COLE: Beer of the Week, Dec. 5

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Ladies and gentlemen, I propose that a good amber ale is harder to find than the Easter bunny winning the Powerball and being struck by lightning at the same time. By their definition, amber ales have a tough hill to climb. The amber color naturally comes from highly caramelized malts, which creates more sugar in […]

For fans of Aurora prep volleyball, the opening rounds of the 2014 Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament will be a treat. The courts at Colorado State University will be packed with former city prep stars on Friday and Saturday, when the Rams play host the University of Denver at 6:30 p.m. with the winner set […]

Two of Aurora’s most successful prep coaches will be part of the 2015 Hall of Fame induction class of the Colorado High School Coaches Association. Grandview volleyball coach Patty Childress and Regis Jesuit boys basketball coach Ken Shaw are among five honorees slated to be inducted in the 52nd annual ceremony of the CHSCA, scheduled […]

Littwin: Until the fire next time

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This is a story we’ve seen before. Different names, different places, different circumstances, different DA, different jury. Same story

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“Winter beer” is a lousy category. That presupposes there’s a “summer beer” category and that’s really not a thing either. There’s good beer and bad beer, and most “winter beer” is bad beer. It’s the season that bludgeons you with over-malted, potpourri-smelling, banana-bread beer, because for some reason you’re looking to dull your mind, body and tastebuds […]

Store manager's Anthony Butler and Brendon Taylor stand in front of Starbuds, the third pot shop to officially open in Aurora.

Starbuds, located on 1408 Del Mar Parkway, is officially open for business, making the shop the third retail marijuana store be operating in Aurora. This is the first retail pot store in northwest Aurora. The store opened at 9 a.m. Saturday, said store manager Anthony Butler. He said Starbuds has so far seen 84 customers. “They’re mostly […]

Ginger enjoys a spot on a couch Nov. 10 at DMK Rehoming. The shelter DMK is not able to take in all of the pit bulls relinquished by owners who live in city limits. In November, Aurora voters upheld the city’s nearly decade-long pit bull ban by a 2-to-1 margin. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

The whole thing is a lot like gun control, realizing that all guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But unlike that issue, this is akin to understanding that guns that inexplicably and unpredictably just start going off in the hands of even responsible owners are a real problem in a crowded city

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Literally once someone asked what beer they should try over the weekend. After the initial surprise of being tabbed as a functional alcoholic friend with one particular benefit, I was honored to tap my encyclopedic (my word, not theirs) of beers and spew something that vaguely resembled a recommendation. Since then, I’ve picked up the banner of […]

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All over the world, refugees head for the border when things get bad enough. And when bus loads of college kids get murdered at the hands of the government, and nobody seems to be outraged enough to do something about it, things have gotten bad enough.

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