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Xcel Energy plan sees concerns on health, property values in south Denver metro area

Some homeowners in Centennial recently learned that trees in their back yards could be removed — and there appears to be little to nothing they can do about it. About 200 single-family homes sit …
Laura Bess and her daughter, Sophie. Bess volunteers for Arapahoe County’s Shoppers for Seniors program.

Arapahoe County grocery delivery program makes lasting connection

Laura Bess and her family were staying home as the coronavirus ran rampant in Colorado last spring — she hadn’t even driven a car in a while. But she was praying for an opportunity to help others …
Andrew Graham, a 23-year-old who was planning to start graduate school soon, was found dead after being shot in November 2009 in Centennial.

Alleged shooter in 2009 Andrew Graham homicide set for trial

After more delays in recent months as attorneys said the coronavirus pandemic prevented them from gathering evidence to defend Terrell Jones, who is accused of fatally shooting a Centennial man in a …

High school sports roundup: Several south metro volleyball teams in state

There will be five teams from south metro schools that will be competing in the girls state volleyball tournaments. The single elimination state tournament will be May 7-8 at the Broadmoor World …
The ceremony dedicating the Southdowns land to Roxborough State Park concluded with a Native American Friendship Dance on May 31, 1996.

Roxborough park reaches 25-year anniversary of land acquisition

On May 31, Roxborough State Park staff and volunteers will celebrate the acquisition of the area called Southdowns near the park entrance. The acquisition was a process that developed numbers of …
An employee at Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree.

Restaurants, event venues, movie theaters can get pandemic assistance

More than a year after the pandemic began upending the economy, federal assistance is still available for many types of businesses, with a fund aimed at restaurants expected to open up soon. Another …
'Tell stories that matter:' Colorado Community Media sold to journalism partnership
Colorado Community Media, the company that produces two dozen newspapers around the Denver-area suburbs and two shoppers, has been acquired by a local and national …

Centennial approves rezoning for townhomes in historic Pickletown area

A plan to replace a defunct preschool building — and an apparently vacant house — with 12 new townhome units and two single-family homes in the historic Pickletown area of west Centennial was …

Littleton Public Schools to host info session for board hopefuls

Local residents interested in running for the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education are invited to attend an upcoming information session. Three of the five seats on the school board are up for …

RTD vows to listen to community

Parker Town Council members aired grievances in their first meeting with the town's newly elected RTD director, who was joined by a colleague in promising to work on improving service to the town. …

A look at people in our community

My Name Is ... Christine June

From up north I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan right on Lake Superior. My family has lived there for generations, and it's a gorgeous area, but I wanted to explore beyond that region. I …

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Centennial road, sidewalk projects ramping up

Centennial delayed some infrastructure projects early in the pandemic as COVID-19's economic impact took hold, but the city is now approaching some big projects on major roads that south Denver metro …

Xcel project has some flexibility in removing trees

Some homeowners in Centennial have voiced concern about an Xcel Energy project that will remove trees in some residents' yards, but exactly how many trees may be affected isn't clear. About 200 …

Libraries set to launch into summer reading

The theme for this year’s Douglas County Libraries’ annual summer reading celebration is “Galaxy DCL” and the district is encouraging people to go “To Books and Beyond,” according to a …

Local lawmakers weigh in

A proposal to boost Colorado’s roads and other transportation infrastructure has garnered support from what one south metro Democrat calls a “historic coalition” — but Republican holdouts are …

Tips to prevent vehicle theft

In Castle Rock, the police department regularly reminds residents through Facebook to conduct the #9pmroutine. What does that mean? It means taking the time before you go to sleep to make sure all …
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Coming Attractions

From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer …
From left, “Artifex,” “Sarmenti Scurrae” and “Obliquatar” are paintings by Andrew Jensdotter that will be exhibited at the K Contemporary gallery in Denver.

‘Road Work’ features sculptures, drawings, paintings

Denver artist Andrew Jensdotter will show new work in an exhibit called “Road Work.” The show features sculptures, drawings and paintings on the first and second floor of the K Contemporary …
“Tying the Knot” is among artworks by Robert Eilert of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild. It recalls when his son, now 40, was an 8-year-old.

Robert Eilert’s artwork in new exhibit at gallery

Littleton Fine Art Guild members responded quickly to word that their beloved 1888 Depot Art Gallery could open again after a long, dark stretch. They found it freshly painted, with new lighting and …
The local comics shelf at Mutiny Information Cafe, which includes “Queen City” and several of Karl Christian Krumpholz’s other titles.

The art of city life in comic form

If you haven’t been out and about much in Denver recently, you could very well be shocked by what’s there — and perhaps more noticeably, what isn’t. Even by the standards of this constantly …
Coming Attractions

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
Sports

Brian Erickson brings experience and passion

Colorado Community Media caught up with Brian Erickson, who recently took over as the head golf professional at the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock. The Red Hawk golf course is at 2156 Red …

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Winning Words

It’s time for some Main Street magic

As the weather continues to improve each week and spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to visit and support our local Main Street, experiencing the magic that a beautiful walk down the …
Craig Marshall Smith

This knock-knock stuff is no joke

Occasionally, this is an opinion column. Here comes one now. Advertisements taped or left hanging on front doors should be against the law. The mischief-makers of advertisements taped or left hanging …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Finding consistency in a world of inconsistency

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows.” — Drew Barrymore There have been some very famous …
Coming Attractions

House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …

This April 20th, being a part of the tide turning

As we in Colorado (especially in Littleton) know, April 20th is an anniversary none of us can ever forget. The sounds of sirens and helicopters racing to Columbine High School on that day in 1999 …
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