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‘Possible threat’ on social media puts Cherry Creek High, Campus Middle, Belleview Elementary on alert

The Greenwood Village Police Department was notified on May 26 of a possible threat to Cherry Creek High School, stemming from an individual through a social media message, according to the police department.
With cases popping up in Europe and now one confirmed in the U.S., the CDC is spreading more awareness about the monkeypox virus..

First monkeypox case reported in Colorado

There is no need to panic according to local medical experts who recently discussed the national news stories coming out about the spread of monkeypox and the mystery surrounding kids being diagnosed with hepatitis.

Pressure to succeed is costing kids their childhoods

As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create …
Flags fly at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in the central Centennial area.

Arapahoe County jail sees high need for mental health care, and it’s taken steps to respond

Roughly three in five inmates at the Arapahoe County Jail have a mental health condition, according to recent data — and that number may be even higher when taking into account substance use problems, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.
The clinic is located at the Arapahoe County building at 1690 W. Littleton Boulevard.

Arapahoe County launches eviction clinic to help low-income residents

The program is a partnership with Colorado Legal Services, a state-wide nonprofit providing civil legal services to low-income Coloradans.
A map shows where the proposed Environmental Education Center would be constructed at the Backcountry Base Camp area. The center would house a nature preschool, classrooms for events and camps, and offices for the backcountry staff.

Backcountry headquarters, preschool project progresses in Highlands Ranch

After six years of growing the Backcountry Wilderness Area Base Camp programs in Highlands Ranch, the community association is moving forward with designing the Backcountry Outdoor Center to …
Mayor Stephanie Piko delivered a speech at Centennial’s 16th annual State of Our City luncheon on May 12. The event, which highlighted ongoing initiatives in Centennial, was hosted at the Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight facility at Centennial Airport.

Housing affordability, business viability on Centennial city officials' minds

The cost of housing has become an all-but-unavoidable issue for city officials in much of the Denver metro area, and Centennial is examining how local policy might fit into conversations about affordability.

5 tips for creating a sparkling living space this summer

(BPT) - The warmer months offer a great opportunity to refresh your living space and create a sparkling clean home for months to come.Because of their eco-friendly nature and versatility, steam …

Douglas County will not use COVID funds on San Luis Valley water project

The Douglas County commissioners have decided not to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars on a controversial water supply project but may consider it again in the future.

Lone Tree prepares for development on east side

Growth in Lone Tree is continuing to explode, hardly slowed by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with major projects slated for the east side of the city. Mayor Jackie Millet gave the annual …

Celebrate 10 Years of California Avocado Month this June

(NewsUSA) - Ten years ago, the California Avocado Commission first observed June officially as California Avocado Month and is excited to continue celebrating this long-standing tradition. As an ode …

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Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Educational expectations have evolved by generation.

A generational look at what defines success

The need to succeed is different for everyone, especially generationally. Pressures from parents and expectations academically and socially are very different for today’s Millennials and Generation …
A Douglas County School District student works on school work in a day filled with clubs, athletics and work.

High schoolers are accustomed to a culture of overextension

Today’s teenagers have heard the same messaging throughout their entire childhoods: College is a requirement, and to make that happen, students have to be the best at everything. For today’s …
Douglas County Public Health Director Michael Hill talks with the Board of Health during a recent meeting.

CCM Exclusive: Douglas County Health Department director talks about the future

Douglas County’s first-ever public health director is focusing on the future as he builds an agency he hopes will reduce costs for local taxpayers.  In an exclusive interview with …
Sebastian Cil and Veronica Hanalwalt present their homemade paella during the first day of the Southwest Plaza farmers market April 30. The day also marked Cil and Hanalwalt's market debut.

Farm-fresh fare: Where to find farmers markets across the metro area

Over the coming weeks, over a dozen farmers markets will be open across the Denver metro area, bringing with them a bounty of offerings such as farm-fresh produce, handcrafted soaps and even ... giant snakes? 
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Coming Attractions

Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain …
Susan Cooper poses with her artwork “Corona Comfort,” created from scraps of brightly colored plexiglass, which is on display at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village.

New and mind-bending at Curtis

Susan Cooper is a Denver-based, nationally recognized artist, known for her large works in the realm of public art, created with media including plexiglass, steel and copper, LED lighting, concrete, …
The Tesoro Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance will be held June 4-5 at The Fort Restaurant in Morrison.

Tesoro Indian Market returns

The 21st annual Tesoro Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance returns on June 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. This is just off of Highway 285. …
Coming Attractions

Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Colorado offers multiple areas with dark skies for stargazing.

Look — up in the sky!

On a summer night long ago, we happened to be at the top of Independence Pass at midnight, after a gully-washer soaked our tent and sleeping bags at Maroon Bells Campground and it became necessary to …
Sports

State 5A baseball thread

LAKEWOOD -- The state 5A baseball tournament didn't start out well for Legacy High School. Cherokee Trail High School knocked off the second-seeded Lightning 6-2 May 27 at All Star Park.  …

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Thelma Grimes

From the Editor: Time for change

On May 24, I could not hold back the tears. The news started with nine students getting shot at a Texas elementary school. Then, more. By the next morning, a count of 19 young children and two …
Robert Tann

Opinion: I’ve lived in a country with gun control. It works.

From 2012 to 2016, when I lived in a suburb outside London, there were zero mass shootings in the U.K. Data from the Gun Violence Archive, which began in 2013, shows there were 990 mass shootings in the U.S. between 2013 and 2016.
Thelma Grimes

Editor's Note: Graduates’ tough choices

Over the last week, Colorado Community Media’s reporters and staff worked to cover a variety of graduations. We saw graduates talk with pride about their accomplishments and look to the future with …

Column: Find the way out to find the way forward

At some point in our lives we all experience obstacles, challenges or barriers, things that keep us from moving ahead. And sometimes we become so fixated on the problem that we actually feel stuck. …

Mother Musings: A word on kids’ activities

Kids are just so busy these days, don’t you think? They have to have a sport, good grades, speak a second language, play an instrument and still have time to have fun. Personally, I care more about …
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