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Guard mistakes New Year’s balloons for gunshots

By The AP

AURORA — Popping New Year’s balloons spooked a suburban Denver armored car guard, who called police to report gunshots and a possible bank robbery in progress. Police tell broadcaster KUSA-TV that the mistaken gunshots were ...

Colo. Democratic chief calls it quits

By The AP

DENVER — The head of the Colorado Democratic Party says she won’t seek a fourth term. Pat Waak sent a letter to party members Friday announcing that she is stepping down after her term ends in March. She didn’t recommend a ...

GOP won’t push for big changes to Colo. gas rules

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Republicans who vowed during political campaigns this year to reverse tough new oil and gas regulations are now backing off and taking a wait-and-see attitude. So is the industry. Doug Flanders of the Colorado Oil and ...


Dressed up or down, the little black dress always fits

By Melinda Mawdsley

Becky Brehmer, owner of Razzmatazz!, called it “seasonless.” Ivy Parnasius, owner of Pollux Clothing Co., called it “flattering and chic.” Sarah VanBenschoten, marketing assistant at Mesa Mall, called it “a ...

Road trip: Jan. 13 through Jan. 18

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado in the near future. Keller Williams — Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, Jan. 13. Jackie Greene — Fox Theatre, Boulder, Jan. 13. Casey Donahew Band — Grizzly ...

Quick picks: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve; The Bachelor; ‘Awakened’

By Melinda Mawdsley

Friday, Dec. 31. Ring it in New Year’s Eve is synonymous with parties or sitting in front of the TV watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which is showing on ABC. Clark, now 81, will be joined by Ryan ...

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Calendar: Dec. 31 through Jan. 6

By Staff

FRIDAY, DEC. 31 Trez Equis an The Boys of Summer, 7 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, $35 per person, 257-8138. Colorado National Monument’s Centennial Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza, bonfire and marshmallow roasting, ...

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High Desert Opera to offer three ‘Sound of Music’ performances

By Melinda Mawdsley

The High Desert Opera will prepare to greet the new year with a presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, and again at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Avalon ...


Music scene: Meet John Gorka

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Popular folk singer John Gorka is celebrating the chart-topping success of his newest album, “Red Horse.” The album features the work of artists Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson. Their songs have topped the folk music lists for ...

Monument’s 100th anniversary celebration to get off to dazzling start

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Colorado National Monument will start its 100th year with an extravagant fireworks show at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, but the anniversary celebration will feature much more than fireworks. There will be a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and ...

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