One month in, state GOP vice chair pulls Sullivan recall effort
With one month down and one to go, the Colorado Republican Party's vice chair has ended her effort to remove state Rep. Tom Sullivan from office, saying the party will instead focus on other recalls …
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Study: Police force would bring tens of millions in new costs for Centennial

For the first six years, a Centennial police department would cost the city about $29 million more than continuing to contract for law enforcement service with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. …

Cherry Creek School District and Regis Jesuit: What the new grads are saying

Colorado Community Media asked the following three questions of graduating seniors in the Cherry Creek School District, as well as Regis Jesuit High School. The following are their answers: 1.) What …

Littleton Public Schools: What the new grads are saying

Littleton High School Emma Slenkovich What will you always remember about your time in high school? I will always remember how hard I have worked. Although high school was a time full of many changes …

'Final countdown' over for Smoky Hill grads

Smoky Hill High School's graduation kicked off with students presenting about two dozen flags representing the diversity of the class at the school's May 24 ceremony. The crowd heard its fellow …

Accomplishing the Endeavor

About 90 students overcame the last hurdle in their journey toward a diploma May 22 at Endeavor Academy's graduation ceremony. Graduates walked across the stage in the University of Denver's Hamilton …

Cherry Creek sends grads 'on their way'

Cherry Creek High School's graduating class could have been a small school of its own, with 850 students taking the final step toward their diplomas at the school's May 22 graduation. Seniors heard …

Littleton High grads share life lessons

Toss away the platitudes about building bonds and the memories students will never forget — Littleton High School's students spoke with passion about making sense of life itself. Some think of …

Kendrick Castillo: ‘He was the perfect son’

On her first Mother’s Day without her only child, Maria Castillo mustered the strength to get out of bed and into the shower, where she wept.  In the kitchen, eight teenage boys and girls, friends of her son, cooked her breakfast. They added items to a bench, a makeshift shrine, with a few of her son’s favorite things: Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree.” A pair of lab safety glasses. A pocket-sized, dark-green Jeep — the same color and model as the one parked in the driveway.


Program helps residents discover how city works

Centennial residents who would like to know how local government works — from the buildling plan process and street plowing prioritization to where exactly those tax dollars go — are invited to …


Centennial woman wins senior pageant

Lori VanNoy-Adams, of Centennial, was crowned queen at the Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant, which was May 25 at the PACE Theatre in Parker. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the pageant, …


Perseverance, love of competition set track athletes apart

Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. …

Winning Words

Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Peak experience is a case of aiming way too high

The greatest risk I am willing to take is grocery shopping in Douglas County on a Saturday afternoon. It is an electrifying episode of “Supermarket Sweep” conjoined with a dress rehearsal for …
Gretchen Davidson

For kids, it’s never ‘just playing’

Recently, the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council held its annual Quality Forum, a day of learning and professional development for early childhood. This year, we focused on the importance of …
Winning Words

The starts and stops of life deserve attention

Although the summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20, we often talk about Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer. Parties, barbeques, picnics, and all sorts of outdoor …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Essentially, some of these claims seem pretty oily

Some jokes about oil are too crude for my taste. But seriously. While I was waiting for my prescription to be filled by the pharmacist, I waited in a small area that was shelf after shelf of …
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