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  • 2007 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published October 19, 2006

    "All Grown Up"

  • 2006 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published December 1, 2005

    "Focus on the Family"

2007 Stories by Jessica Centers

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  • Plain Talk

    published December 27, 2007

    Jimmy Carter was president before I was born. I’ve known him only as an elderly philanthropist — traveling the world with wife Rosalynn,... More >>

  • City at Night

    published December 20, 2007

    It's hard to miss the City and County Building this time of year. The Downtown Denver Partnership touts it as one of the largest holiday lighting... More >>

  • Sugar High

    published December 13, 2007

    With a French name, it's only fitting that Denver's Amélie advertising company would have a fondness for food. So when charged with... More >>

  • Bells on Parade

    published December 6, 2007

    I know there are people who would vehemently disagree, but I think dogs in costumes are pretty darn cute. I'm not talking about winter jackets or... More >>

  • Pearl of the Winter

    published December 6, 2007

    Anyone who dreads the mall and suffers panic attacks over hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives could benefit from a stroll down Old South Pearl... More >>

  • Playing Their Hand

    published November 29, 2007

    Both men accused of hatching a murder-by-snake plot to kill Amateur Poker Tour owner Matt Sowash have now pleaded guilty to extortion in... More >>

  • Choice and Costume

    published November 29, 2007

    When Jessica Carsten had to come up with a project for a leadership course she was taking, the assistant manager of the Boulder Planned Parenthood... More >>

  • Up All Night

    published November 29, 2007

    As a purchaser of a pricey Vail Resorts ski pass, making sure I get the biggest bang for my buck is a constant winter worry. There's a running... More >>

  • Quiznos Has A Full Plate

    published November 22, 2007

    Last week, Quiznos chairman and former CEO Richard Schaden delivered the keynote address at the Under One Roof — Denver Help the Homeless... More >>

  • Feast of the Senses

    published November 15, 2007

    In 2005, Jim Schwartzkopff went to Bulgaria with Planina — a Colorado-based group of Eastern European folk musicians — to live in... More >>

  • The Edge

    published November 15, 2007

    Thanks to another year of early openings, the ski and ride season is officially here. If you've been dreaming about floating in powder or... More >>

  • Partly Sunny

    published November 1, 2007

    From the back yard of the house, Sean Hauze and Adam Rude can see the Washington Monument and the Capitol, but the thrill of that view wore off... More >>

  • Savor the Season

    published October 18, 2007

    Already got your board and boots waiting by the front door? Take a break from watching snow reports to view something that's sure to make you even... More >>

  • Brain Waves

    published October 11, 2007

    Daniel Levitin had always had an innate curiosity — a "why" kicking around in his head. But one moment in the studio as a record producer... More >>

  • Hearty Eats

    published October 4, 2007

    Yarrr! Colorado's pirate reenactors, as it turns out, don't just put on their eye patches and peg legs for the Renaissance Festival. The... More >>

  • Racing and Rugby

    published October 4, 2007

    "Glendale considers itself a city that's different from the rest," says Chris Thonis, business-development manager at Denver-based FitBeats. "We... More >>

  • Free Poker Tour Is a Dead Man's Hand

    published September 27, 2007

    We know why you are underground, to many people looking for you. By this summer, when he received his first e-mail death threat,... More >>

  • Denver Poker Tour Deals a Winning Hand

    published September 27, 2007

    "Did you bring your rattlesnakes?" KC asks with a giggle as she deals the first hand of the night. She's been dealing for the Denver Poker Tour... More >>

  • Money Maker

    published September 27, 2007

    Before there was Harry Potter, there was Discworld. Created by another internationally best-selling British author, Terry Pratchett, the... More >>

  • Young and Growing

    published September 20, 2007

    Three years ago, Judy Elliott of Denver Urban Gardens was leading kids at Fairview Elementary School in a nutrition gardening program when a class... More >>

  • Storm Rising

    published September 20, 2007

    Twenty years ago, Verne Carlson was driving back to Colorado from South Dakota when he happened upon a tornado. He'd been driving beside what he... More >>

  • Poker Faces

    published September 20, 2007

    Whether you ride a pimped-out Harley or drive a 1983 rusted Dodge, you're invited to partake in Dogs, Hogs & Rods. It's the second annual... More >>

  • Big Beliefs

    published September 13, 2007

    This I believe. I've been listening to NPR long enough to appreciate those words and smile when I hear them, because I know someone is about to... More >>

  • Drinking Smart

    published September 6, 2007

    Before you ring up an expensive bar tab drinking Grey Goose or Belvedere martinis, you may want to invest some dough in learning the basics of... More >>

  • Home, Sweet Home

    published September 6, 2007

    One hundred years after the first Curtis Park grand Victorians were built in the 1870s, the neighborhood was placed on the National Register of... More >>

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