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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher


Local News From The Denver Post

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock flubs name of CSU football coach Jim McElwain  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:22:23 MDT
It was an honest mistake, explained the mayor, a big football fan who happens to hold a degree from a University of Colorado campus. 
With Speaker Mark Ferrandino leaving, the battle to succeed him is on  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:21:40 MDT
Colorado Democrats are fiercely working to defend their majority in the state House of Representatives, but a behind-the-scenes battle also is underway to determine who will become the powerful speaker in 2015. 
CU Denver students offer Lyons advice on its flood-recovery efforts  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:16:17 MDT
A massive and diverse public outreach effort during the long-term rebuilding of Lyons will help the town recover from the 2013 September flooding. 
Rain washes worries away for Colorado lawns, farms and fire prevention  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:15:56 MDT
The grass is green in Denver, the foothills are lush and Colorado's rivers are running high. This is the summer of rain. 
Black Hawk helicopter airlifts marijuana out of illegal Boulder County grow  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:14:51 MDT
Boulder County law enforcement, with the help of an Army National Guard helicopter, on Tuesday flew bundles of dug-up marijuana plants out of South St. Vrain Canyon after a large-scale illegal marijuana grow was discovered in the area last week. 
Suthers throws hat in the ring to become Colorado Springs mayor  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:10:42 MDT
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Tuesday morning he will run for mayor of Colorado Springs in April 2015. 
Friends, neighbors remember family killed in plane crash in Erie  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:08:41 MDT
The family members who died in a plane crash Sunday in Erie were gentle, friendly and funny people, neighbors and friends said. 
RTD bus driver arrested Monday for DUI while on duty  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:53:02 MDT
A contract bus driver for the Regional Transportation District was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence. 
Home Depot probes possible hack, could be larger than Target breach  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:38:04 MDT
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home-improvement retailer on Tuesday told The Associated Press that it is working with banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack. 
CDOT office opens to field I-70 questions  Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:50:50 MDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation has opened a project office to answer the public's questions about plans for the future of Interstate 70. 
Aurora police nab suspect in three Monday home invasions  Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:44:57 MDT
A 23-year-old man is accused of a Monday night rampage in Aurora, breaking into three homes, stealing random items and assaulting women. 
Records: Homeless man's threat in JeffCo caused C-470 closure, search  Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:44:17 MDT
An all-out law enforcement response that closed C-470 in Jefferson County for roughly an hour Monday began after deputies and a park ranger tried to dismantle a homeless man's tent, court records say. 
Motorcyclist dies in crash on I-70 near C-470  Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:50:54 MDT
A motorcycle rider has died in a crash on westbound Interstate 70 near C-470. Colorado State Patrol said two others were injured in the accident. 
One dead, one injured in shooting in unincorporated Adams County  Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:50:38 MDT
The Adams County Sheriff's office confirms that one person is dead and another injured Tuesday following a shooting on the 2000 block of West 64th Lane in unincorporated Adams County. 
Hot time in the city: Wednesday's temps may hit 94; near record  Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:19:35 MDT
Labor Day normally means the unofficial end of summer, and with it, cooling temperatures. 
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