For men looking to make money in the rough-and-tumble late-1800s mining towns of Colorado, merely surviving each day was a challenge. But for a young woman looking to make a living in the mountains—in the wake of public humiliation, extreme poverty, and spiritual desolation—that makes for one...
September 20 2016, 1:00 PM
—Photo by Jeff Nelson
When two students opened fire at Columbine High School in April 1999, Grant Whitus, then with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, was one of the first officers to enter the building. Whitus cleared room after room, eventually finding three girls on the floor of the library. Two were dead, and...
Gertrude Gibson Patterson, described in Kreck's book, was known as the "Flower-Faced Vampire of Denver."
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If you’re a Colorado native, you might consider yourself a local history buff thanks to that fourth grade Colorado history course we all know and love. But native or not, there’s a lesser-known side of the Centennial State’s past that’s much darker—and possibly much more interesting. Local author...
August 9 2016, 9:15 AM
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Novel: The Light of Paris (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, July 12)
Author: Highlands Ranch’s Eleanor Brown, whose first novel, The Weird Sisters, became a 2011 New York Times best-seller
Synopsis: The plot alternates between Margie—a character based on Brown’s grandmother—who spends time in...
By John Hickenlooper, with Maximillian Potter (Penguin Press, May 2016)
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We don’t usually read politicians’ autobiographies because they’re often self-serving and boring. Fortunately, Colorado’s governor isn’t like other elected officials, a fact he emphasizes throughout The Opposite of Woe. (Full disclosure: Co-author Maximillian Potter is the former executive editor...
The last time we wrote about Anna Newell Jones (“Cheapskate,” May 2011), she was an up-and-coming blogger at And Then We Saved, chronicling the extreme measures she took to rid herself of $24,000 in debt. Just 18 months later, she was debt free, thanks to a bare-bones lifestyle she has since dubbed...
April 26 2016, 2:25 PM
—Photo courtesy of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with margaritas and tacos, but this year you might want to consider eschewing the fiesta for author Elizabeth Gilbert’s appearance at the Paramount Theatre. Ten years have passed since she published the New York Times best-seller Eat Pray Love, and she’s...
"Dylan Klebold was my son."
It's been nearly 17 years since Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13 people and injured more than 20 others at Columbine High School before taking their own lives. Dylan's mother, Sue, has spent the intervening years attempting to understand what signs she missed...
March 31 2016, 1:00 PM