Free COVID-19 testing site to open in Centennial
Arapahoe County, Tri-County Health Department and the City of Centennial partnered to open a free COVID-19 testing site in central Centennial near the city hall. The testing site will sit at …
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Making wheel change: Underprivileged youths earn bikes, skills, hope

Fernando Ibarra couldn’t figure out how to fix his bike. So he took it to Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery, a nonprofit community bike shop a block from his house in west Denver. He couldn’t afford the …
The new location of Slim Chickens, a fast-casual chicken restaurant, takes shape near East Smoky Hill Road in Centennial on Oct. 26. It’s expected to open its doors in early November.

Fast-casual chicken spot Slim Chickens to open on Smoky Hill Road

Byron and Kristen Wheeler have been in the restaurant business for years, amassing a large number of fast-food locations they run in the Denver metro area. “It’s been part of our lives as long as …
Diners eat and drink at the west end of Littleton's Main Street in July. Offering outdoor dining is one way restaurants have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arapahoe, Denver among counties moving to stricter COVID-19 rules

As restrictions continue to escalate in parts of the Denver metro area, the state public-health department announced that Arapahoe and Denver are among several counties that now face greater …

Q&A with Roger Edwards, candidate for RTD Board of Directors, District H

Residence: Highlands RanchCampaign website:  What makes you the best choice for this office? Experience differentiates me from the other two candidates. I am the only …

Q&A with Regan Byrd, candidate for RTD Board of Directors, District H

Residence: Centennial Campaign website: What makes you the best choice for this office? I have been a routine user of RTD for over 15 years and have relied on this system for …

Q&A with Doug Tisdale, candidate for RTD Board of Directors, District H

Residence: Cherry Hills Village Campaign website: What makes you the best choice for this office? I've been deeply involved in transit and public transportation for 20 years: as an …

More than 1,200 students, 150 staff quarantined in Cherry Creek schools' first quarter

In the school year's first quarter — through early October — Cherry Creek School District told more than 1,200 students and more than 150 staff members to quarantine, the district's head official …

Q&A with John Kellner, candidate for 18th Judicial District Attorney

Party: Republican Residence: Greenwood Village Campaign website: What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have the experience and professional judgment to seek justice. …

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Q&A with Amy Padden, candidate for 18th Judicial District Attorney

Party: Democrat Residence: Aurora Campaign website: What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have a wealth of diversified experience (which has often been mispresented), …


Ex-Broncos player pleads not guilty to assault in Douglas County

A former Denver Broncos player who was arrested in May in Douglas County has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanors related to the incident. Cody Latimer, 28, who was on the …
South Metro fire crews pose next to a Type 3 brush engine, which is designed to fight urban wildland fires.

Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …

How Cherry Creek School District's virus-spread rating system changed

In July, Cherry Creek School District developed a four-part metric to determine whether it's safe to have in-person classes or if the district needs to entirely operate remotely.  The district's …
Elections staffer Erin Harris pulls ballots out of the Agilis ballot sorting machine at Arapahoe County's elections warehouse.

Ballots rolling in ahead of Election Day

Ballots are rolling into the Arapahoe County elections warehouse at an unprecedented rate, and county elections director Peg Perl said she's thrilled. “We're really excited by this historic early …
South metro area

Campaign contributions in races for the state Legislature

The following is a comparison of campaign contributions made to Democratic and Republican candidates for south metro-area seats in the state Legislature through the Oct. 19 reporting period. (Source: …
Coming Attractions

Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
Sonya Ellingboe
Sonya's Sampler

Exhibit aims to express experiences of women

Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, in a historic schoolhouse in Greenwood Village, will present an exhibit by the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts called “Old Myths, New …
The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton has reopened three days a week, with masks required, and is currently hosting its “Best of the Best” exhibit of artworks by members of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild.

Gallery reopens with members’ exhibit

Photographer Peggy Dietz’s thoughtful “2020: a Lost Year,” with bare trees stretching toward the sky, where a feather-shaped cloud floats, reflects a wistful image that will invite a close …
A runner who appeared to dress as the superhero Thor rounds a corner at the annual Hoofin' It Through the Hollows 5K race at deKoevend Park in west Centennial. Dozens came together near the finish line at sunset.

PHOTOS: Working up a spooky sweat at Hoofin' It Through the Hollows

Favorite superheroes, otherworldly personas and cute kids' costumes livened up the trail at deKoevend Park for the annual Hoofin' It Through the Hollows 5K race in west Centennial. South Suburban …
Coming Attractions

Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …

Creek rolls over Grandview in the cold, rain

Top-ranked Cherry Creek played No. 8 Grandview in a Centennial League football game on a chilly, rainy night at the Stutler Bowl on Oct. 22. Creek's first drive after taking the opening kickoff set …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Safeguarding others is the leashed you can do

Large dark dog, running unleashed through front yards, zoomed to the greenbelt trail and out of sight. Way behind, dog’s owner lopes along. Small child on her first bicycle encounters the dog, is …
Winning Words

Oriented toward action and focused on results

Proactive or reactive. I did or did not. I can or cannot. I will or will not. When we look at those statements quickly, which words resonate with us personally? What I typically see is that people …

COVID, politics, unrest: Dealing with conflict starts with you

There are many reasons for any of us to feel conflict lately. Political conflict is inescapable. Civil unrest is outside and in our hearts. And COVID conflicts are everywhere we are, whether it’s …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …
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