Month: March 2011

Homeless shelter’s art club brightening kids’ lives

Julissa Valdivia, 9, and Karen Vazquez, 16, share a smile at the weekly informal art-club meeting at Joshua Station, a homeless shelter. 

Busses rally in protest of budget cuts

Fifty-one buses from Falcon District 49 in El Paso County drove north to the state Capitol today in an effort to send a message to state legislators about education cuts.

A lesson for all of us

Police have located the family of a toddler who was found alone in the dark in northeast Denver by a passerby who was out walking his dog just before 6 a.m. in the area of Manual High School, 1700 E. 28th Ave..

5 money myths that can hurt financial rookies as rules, climate change

Steer clear of credit cards. Hoard cash for a big down payment on a home. Put off retirement savings until student loans are paid off.

Event Round-up: Family Field Day, Pirates, a Flauschink Celebration & More!

Saturday. Get outside and get moving at “Health For All Seasons,” a family field day and fitness fair at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Participate in all sorts of fun games and test your springtime strength: Run a three-legged race with a pal, measure your distance in the long jump and giving hula hooping a try. Children’s Hospital is providing bikes for a cool Bike Rodeo, too. Healthy treats will be available for refueling, too. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, 303-433-7444. Activities are free with museum admission: $8 for guests ages 2 to 59, $6 for 1-year-olds and seniors age 60 and older. For more information, visit Through Sunday. Alas—spring break is drawing to a close, but pirate fans still have one more w...

Bronx Zoo’s missing cobra speaks out on Twitter

NEW YORK—The Bronx Zoo may still be looking for its missing cobra, but a tongue-in-cheek Twitter user is charting its supposed progress.

FDA will study food colorings’ impact on kids

WASHINGTON — After staunchly defending the safety of artificial food colorings, the federal government is for the first time publicly reassessing whether foods such as Jell-O, Lucky Charms cereal and Minute Maid lemonade should carry warnings that the bright artificial colorings in them worsen behavior problems such as hyperactivity in some children.

Book Signing With J.D. Kleinke, Author of “Catching Babies”

I had the opportunity to talk with medical economist, healthcare policy expert and former Denver resident J.D. Kleinke about his newly released novel Catching Babies. This book is sure to create some buzz as it confronts issues such as unnecessary c-sections, the uninsured, birth trauma, the flight to homebirth and the rampant rise in post partum depression. J.D. will be at the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue this Thursday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m. for a book reading and signing.

Denver Deal: Tangled Rebate, DealPop and Mountain Fun

Springtime in Colorado is the best!  Where else can you ski and hike the same weekend?  One day it is sunny and nice and the next it is snowing when you wake up (like it was today).  Plus, there is so much to do right here in town!  Disney’s Tangled $5 Rebate Cost Cutters has teamed up with Disney’s Tangled on DVD.  Purchase one Tangled Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD (available Tuesday, March 29th) between March 29th and May 31st and visit a Cost Cutters salon for a haircut (adult or child) between March 1st and May 31, 2011 to receive your $5 rebate by mail.  Rebate forms are available at all Cost Cutters salons. Or visit the Cost Cutters web site at and click on “Kids HQ” for a downloadable rebate form along with links to a Tangled DVD trailer and Tangle...

Colorado schools are beginning to write off cursive handwriting

In an increasingly paperless world, and with ever-greater student-performance demands in core subjects, state standards have gone silent on cursive. In Colorado schools where it is still taught, the time devoted to its practice generally has diminished.

Backyard trampolines offer great workout for kids, but beware of safety issues

Thinking about gettng a trampoline for your family? Unfortunately, backyard trampolines send thousands of people to the hospital each year to be treated for head, neck and spine injuries, according to statistics.

Comics: The art of making families laugh

In the glory days of radio, who among us didn't lie on the living-room rug, tune in and listen raptly as a disembodied voice read us the Sunday funnies?

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