Some parents ask Arapahoe to break from Tri-County Health Department
In emotional tones, parents pleaded with Arapahoe County's elected leaders to act to oppose the local public health agency's mask requirement for students, with some speakers asking the county to …
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Teen gets 40 years to life in shooting of high school student in Centennial

The father of Lloyd Chavez IV stood at the lectern in court, a stuffed animal lying beside him.
From left, Commissioners Abe Laydon, Lora Thomas and George Teal stand on a stage at a Sandstone Ranch "Together We Stand" event June 26.

Douglas County commissioners vote to create a health department amid Tri-County rift

In a major step in Douglas County's separation from the agency that has safeguarded its residents' health for 55 years, county commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to create a new health department.
A sign at Centennial Center Park, pictured here in July, notifies visitors of the free internet signal they can use. Parkgoers now have access to several wireless hotspots throughout the park, and thousands can use the Wi-Fi at one time, according to Ting, the company providing the service.

Free Wi-Fi offered in Centennial Center Park

Internet-service company Ting has partnered with the City of Centennial to provide a free internet signal at Centennial Center Park, the company announced. Park visitors now have access to several …
Arapahoe Team Captain Jackson Adams (8) raises the Brookridge Trophy towards his team's fans to signal they keep possession of the coveted prize fro another year on Friday September 3rd at LPS Stadium.

VIDEO: Milk Jug game returns with a lopsided Arapahoe win over Heritage

A lot of things have changed since the fall of 1972. But, in south metro area prep football, there has been at least one constant: The Brookridge Trophy, aka “The Milk Jug.” To start …

Election 2021: 5 seek posts on Littleton school board

Littleton Public Schools district residents will vote to fill three of the five seats on the Board of Education in the November election. Angela Christensen, current assistant secretary, is the only …

'4D Design' on display at college gallery

Usually the Jantzen Gallery, in Arapahoe Community College's Art and Design Center at the corner of Alamo and Prince in Littleton, is filled with student artwork. Just through Sept. 12, it offers …

Colorado's COVID powers remain despite 'health emergency' announcement

In early July, Gov. Jared Polis' office issued a news release that said: “Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order.” Following that statement, Colorado state Senate Republicans …

Centennial's Streets at SouthGlenn redevelopment plan submitted

A crowd of more than 100 came to the empty former Sears at Centennial’s flagship shopping center in a March 2019 meeting that placed redevelopment plans in the public eye — and in August 2020, …

Miniature golf is what you make it

Whether it’s quality time with the family, date night or visiting with friends, miniature golf is flexible enough to fit any framework. Players described how miniature golf can be as casual or as …

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A stage holds items in remembrance of firefighter paramedic Anthony Palato for a memorial service Sept. 21. Because Palato's cancer was considered job-related, his memorial service was classified as Level I Line of Duty Death, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

VIDEO: Fallen South Metro firefighter 'epitomized the term brother'

Anthony Palato dreamed of being a firefighter ever since he was a small child, said his brother-in-law, Steve Durie. “Tony epitomized the term 'brother' all his life,” Durie said at a memorial …
A crowd gathered outside the former home of Jerry Hill in Geneva Village Sept. 21 to remember the decades-long Littleton watchdog.

Friends remember longtime community watchdog

If Frank Atwood could use one word to describe Jerry Hill, it would be “indefectible.” A fierce yet friendly watchdog for the community, Hill always had a finger on the pulse of Littleton, …
Backpack Society Founder June Everett, of Highlands Ranch, continues to expand the nonprofit program.

Backpack Society continues to expand

More than a year after its inception, the nonprofit organization Backpack Society continues to grow, both in helping to feed local families and students and in expanding its facilities. In 2020, …
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Suspect arrested in shooting of Littleton police officer after standoff in Brighton

The man suspected of shooting and hospitilizing a Littleton police officer earlier this week has been arrested, police said.  Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, 33, was taken into custody late …
Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
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"The Fantasticks" at Littleton's Town Hall Arts Center will run through Oct. 17.

'The Fantasticks' gets magical treatment at Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Bellomy (Rick Long) and Hucklebee (Bonnie McIntyre) are neighbors, who like to garden — and who wish their offspring would fall in love with each other as they grow up. They recognize they must not …
“Unraveled” by Georgia artist Jacqueline Dorsey was named Best of Show in the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibition at Evergreen’s Center for the Arts.
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Evergreen gallery hosts watermedia exhibition

Center for the Arts Evergreen, 31880 Rocky Village Drive in Evergreen, hosts the annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit.
Marcus Turner, the director of communications and audience services at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, left, and Emily Grace King, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, stand Sept. 16 near a sculpture by Scottie Burgess titled “Ties Forward.”

Local arts offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at …
Coming Attractions

Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …
A man dressed in lederhosen enjoys the festivities at the Parker Oktoberfest event Sept. 19.

Parker hosts 14th annual Oktoberfest

Parker residents put on their lederhosen and grabbed their dachshunds for this year's Oktoberfest event from Sept. 17 through 19. The event, put on by the local Council of Arts, Science & …
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Golf teams aim for state tourney

With an eye on the upcoming boys state golf tournaments, there were regional qualifying tournaments held Sept. 20-23, including four Class 5A meets. The top two teams in the regional tournaments …

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Opinion: The 5 C’s for retaining top talent starts with connection

This is the first in a five-part series on best practices for attracting, hiring and keeping top talent.
Cathrine Floyd

Opinion: Colorado needs the right plan to expand early education

This summer, Gov. Jared Polis signed a historic bill to support universal Pre-K education in Colorado. The legislation’s passage represented a major milestone in a decades-long quest.
Winning Words

Opinion: Adding experience to life’s greatest teachers

This column is dedicated to all the wonderful and committed teachers in our communities. Before the pandemic began, they already had my deepest respect. So, a big shout-out to each teacher in my life …
Linda Newell

Opinion: Can we really prevent suicide? Maybe

It’s no secret that Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. But what remains elusive is why and what we can do about it to truly make a significant difference. As the former …
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Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …
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