New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings
As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Denver metro area recording studios offer sound options

Music of various genres. Podcasts. Work presentations on a green screen. Slam poetry. Music videos. Making movies for film school. These are the types of works patrons have produced at free recording …
Palenque Cocina general manager Marisa Vera said the saddest part of the new restrictions is taking much of the restaurant's wait staff off the schedule.

'This is scarier than spring': Littleton restaurants face renewed restrictions

Littleton restaurants saw their final indoor diners for the near future on Nov. 20, in the final hours before heightened restrictions to slow surging COVID-19 cases took effect. At Palenque Cocina, …
Two animals that seem to be llamas or alpacas lie on an undeveloped property on Nov. 14 in an area full of industrial buildings and business parks. The land sits in central Centennial at East Fremont Avenue and South Potomac Street.

An unlikely spot for animals to graze

South metro Denver residents who regularly drive in the area of Centennial Airport, the Denver Broncos training facility and the Arapahoe County District Court may know the area as a vast expanse of …
Kellner

Final results show slim Kellner victory, need for recount in 18th Judicial District Attorney race

The race to lead the 18th Judicial District is headed to an automatic recount, according to the final results posted by the Colorado Secretary of State the evening of Nov. 13. The final tally places …

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief

As Gov. Jared Polis announced a new round of coronavirus-related restrictions that harken back to the kinds of orders Coloradans saw near the start of the pandemic, the governor announced he would …

How Break Bread broke out to send love

Three years ago, Break Bread started bringing together neighbors for weekly meals, with the idea of feeding people hungry not just for a good meal but for companionship. The nonprofit served a …

As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. …

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The Melvin Schoolhouse — built in the early 1900s and later moved to the campus of Smoky Hill High and Laredo Middle schools — sits at that location in August. It’s just south of East Smoky Hill Road near where east Centennial meets Aurora.

Melvin School at Smoky Hill a piece of history

Sitting between Smoky Hill High and Laredo Middle schools is an old, small building that sticks out: the Melvin School, which has also been called the Melvin Schoolhouse Museum-Library, according to …
Students and staff bid farewell toward the end of Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam -- the first held virtually.

Broadcasting from homes, young poets bare their souls

There was no auditorium for Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam. No crowd. The applause was pre-recorded. But the students, now on their ninth month since COVID-19 upended their young …

Tri-County Health chief 'cautiously optimistic' about level red COVID-19 restrictions

Last spring as the pandemic emerged, health officials thought “we need to throw the kitchen sink at it” because there was no time to spare and less was known about the virus, said John Douglas, …
The mall at Park Meadows will look different this Black Friday. Stores are discouraged from one-day-only sales and each store's capacity will be limited to 50%.

Park Meadows poised for a busy season

As the metro area deals with tighter restrictions on businesses, Park Meadows remains bustling with shoppers as the mall’s busiest season begins. Pam Kelly, senior general manager for Park Meadows …
Baker

Race for Arapahoe County commissioner heads for recount

One of the south Denver metro area's tightest political races will come down to the wire in an automatic recount, the office of Arapahoe County's top elections official announced on Nov. 13. “New …
Life
A Girl Scout works to assemble “birthday kits” — shown at right — for low-resource families.

Delivering a celebration

The words “food pantry” and “low-resource families” conjure up familiar images: Lines of parents down on their luck, collecting donated groceries to keep themselves and their children afloat. …
“Egalite” photograph by Loren Gilbert is included in the “It’s a Small World” exhibit at Town Hall Arts Center. It’s a clock set in a historic stone building.

Miniature arts show is kind of a big deal

Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton is an inviting and quiet spot to do some holiday shopping and you can take any art purchased with you on the day you visit. Members of …
Hudson Gardens can help you become a beekeeper.
Sonya's Sampler

Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens …
Coming Attractions

Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …
“The Nutcracker” by Colorado Ballet will be broadcast six times on Rocky Mountain PBS during the holiday season, starting at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also will be streamed at no cost on the Rocky Mountain PBS app.
Sonya's Sampler

Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. …
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Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us …

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Newell
Guest column

I know I should be feeling grateful — but why not today?

As usual, this morning I grabbed my “Start each day with a grateful heart” mug to have my tea. Our dog is at my feet, the cat is in the window, and I’m looking at blue skies with wisps of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A look at planning in the post-election period

The election is finally over, and we have a few short weeks to finish any 2020 planning strategies before the New Year. As of this writing, some states are still counting votes, but with the majority …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Seems like the future wasn’t worth the wait

Wanting an additional serving of “thin gruel,” plucky parish workhouse resident Oliver Twist pleaded “Please, sir, I want some more.” To paraphrase the indigent lad, “Please, sir, I don’t …
Norton
Winning Words

The pebble, the ripple, the current or the wave

Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of …
Coming Attractions

43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
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