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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

—Leo C. Rosten

 

Local News From The Denver Post

High Plains Comedy Festival rises with Denver stand-up scene  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:37:13 MDT
If T.J. Miller lived in Denver, he would revel in the city's exploding comedy scene, legal cannabis and laidback party atmosphere. 
GMO food labeling initiative approved for Colorado ballot proposition  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:21 MDT
A proposition seeking the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms will be on the November ballot, Right to Know Colorado said Wednesday. 
Pueblo police report woman escaped early-morning kidnapping attempt  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:35:01 MDT
A 38-year-old woman escaped an attempted kidnapping in Pueblo early Wednesday morning, police said. 
Great Outdoors Colorado contributes $600,000 to state wetlands program  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:50 MDT
Great Outdoors Colorado funds — totaling $600,000 — will help pay for 15 wetland and riparian restoration projects statewide selected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, including two damaged in last year's floods. 
Aurora bank cleared after police find "suspicious item"  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:17:30 MDT
A bank in Aurora has been evacuated and two schools placed on lockdown after police found a suspicious item Wednesday morning in an RV in the parking lot outside the bank. 
Controversial Fort Lyon homeless facility sends alums into world  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01:58 MDT
After 15 years of cheap whiskey, merciless nights on hard concrete, and trips in and out of jail and detox, Richard Spotted Bird heard about a new treatment facility at a sprawling campus that has served as both a prison and Veterans Affairs hospital. 
Daily Digest: Radio morning host 'Floorwax' is MIA, please 8 more stories  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01:16 MDT
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, Wednesday, August 20, 2014. 
NTSB: Calm weather at time of Rabbit Ears crash  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19:55 MDT
Investigators don't expect to identify the cause of a small plane crash in northern Colorado that killed two people until next year. 
Marine killed in crash planned to surprise brother  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:05:43 MDT
A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in central Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school. 
Colorado Mills thriving amid strong partnership with Lakewood  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:43:09 MDT
Colorado Mills isn't just surviving in an era of shuttered and struggling malls — it's thriving. 
Motorcycle driver dies in crash on U.S. 285 in Lakewood  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:11:34 MDT
A motorcycle driver, who died in a crash in Lakewood Tuesday night, was speeding at more than 100 mph, witnesses told police. 
Western Governors' Association calls to end "wildfire borrowing"  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:36:58 MDT
The Western Governors' Association in a letter last week urged U.S. Senate and congressional leadership, and President Barack Obama, to increase federal wildfire budgets so agencies can stop using fire prevention funds for fire suppression. 
Denver mayor adds two council members to sheriff reform group  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:58:52 MDT
Bowing to pressure from City Council and the public, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock added six people to an already-large, multilayered team tasked with reforming the Denver Sheriff Department. 
Lafayette voters face 4 new taxes on November ballot  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:07:26 MDT
Four tax issues made their way Tuesday night to Lafayette's November ballot. The City Council approved ballot language for excise taxes on energy consumption and retail marijuana sales, a property tax to fund improvements at LaMont Does Park, and a mill levy increase to support the operations of public safety organizations. 
Adams County reaches temporary deal on municipal inmate cap  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:49:06 MDT
Adams County has reached a temporary deal with the county's municipalities in an out-of-court settlement that increases the number of municipal inmates the jail will hold.