Claim that only '6%' of COVID-19 deaths are due to virus misinterprets data
The notion widely shared on social media that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the U.S. COVID-19 death count by 94% — from nearly 154,000 down to just over 9,000 — …
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1,700 Cherry Creek High students removed from in-person class after COVID cases linked to parties

Nearly half of the student population of one of Colorado's largest high schools was removed from in-person classes after several Cherry Creek High School seniors tested positive for COVID-19, …
Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez, left, and county elections director Peg Perl stand in front of the county's Agilis ballot sorting machine. Ballot security is ensured by bipartisan election judges and multiple levels of security, the pair said.

In Arapahoe County, multiple security levels safeguard ballots

Arapahoe County’s elections director says voters can expect a safe, secure fall election, overseen by bipartisan teams. Voters can choose to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person, said …
Julie Deden is the director of the Colorado Center for the Blind.

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital …

Alzheimer's brings bittersweet goodbye for Centennial couple

After each of Barb Arnold's children and her sister told her goodbye, her husband, Harold Arnold, gave her one final message of support. “Barb, it's OK, you can go,” Harold Arnold told his …

Where to get free COVID-19 test in Colorado

Half a year into the coronavirus pandemic's detected spread through Colorado — and with many Denver metro school districts back for in-person class — the need for COVID-19 tests remains high, and …

My Name Is... Ashanti Black

‘No rank in death’ I’m a caretaker at Fort Logan National Cemetery. My primary job is setting headstones. We lay them in precise rows, and I dig each one by hand. We set corner stones, then …

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Brenda Thompson, co-owner of Refined Consign & Design, stands Sept. 12 in her shop. The consignment store at 7562 S. University Blvd. in Centennial also serves as an interior design studio.

New Centennial consignment shop emerges from pandemic shutdown

Between the two of them, Brenda and Tom Thompson have several decades of experience in the furniture and interior design industries under their belts. So the married couple from western Kansas …
Kathryn McEntire picks up leaves and trash amid the headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head …
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan speaks at a news conference on COVID-19 on March 3.

Colorado to release new 'safer-at-home' COVID-19 framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has announced plans to release an updated framework for the state's COVID-19 social-distancing policy that would make counties automatically …

CU to begin phase 2 of COVID-19 antibody testing in Arapahoe County

The University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus has wrapped up its first phase of COVID-19 antibody testing on Arapahoe County first responders, and will commence testing of the …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …
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Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
Chris McAree is a Parker-based tech entrepreneur with a love for hockey and family. McAree's company, LeafTech Consulting, was recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, a list of the country's most "inspiring" entrepreneurs. LeafTech Consulting is No. 3,155 on the list with a three-year growth of 122%, according to

My name is... Chris McAree

About me I'm the founder and CEO of LeafTech Consulting - a Colorado-based IT managed services firm. I'm a longtime Parker resident in the Idyllwilde neighborhoood. I am originally from Ottawa, …
“South Valley Sky” is an oil by Merrie Wicks, exhibited in the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” show at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 …
Sue and Randy Poet maintain this garden south of Littleton, where produce is grown for the Break Bread program.

Break Bread food program soldiers on amid pandemic

When Littleton United Methodist Church started its generous Break Bread program, it was aimed at young families with children, who lived in the surrounding neighborhood and needed a bit of food help, …
Maxwell Grant, 7, left, makes a chalk drawing Sept. 12 at The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall during Chalk Across Centennial, a modified version of the city's annual chalk art festival.

PHOTOS: Chalk art gatherings brighten Centennial

The City of Centennial canceled all of its traditional summer events this year as the COVID-19 pandemic rolled on, but the city provided a substitute for its annual chalk art festival: gatherings of …

Roundup of preps games around area

In recent high school sports matchups around the south metro area:  Two-time defending boys state tennis champions Regis Jesuit faced Cherry Creek, the state runner-up the past two seasons, in a …

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Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
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The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
Coming Attractions

‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
Deni Jacobs

Get motivated and creative with physical activity

We are living in interesting times. Just a while ago our calendars were jam-packed with events. That quickly changed to having a wide open calendar and spending more time at home and in the beautiful …
Michael Norton

Finding the solution is all about knowing where to look

Last week while spending some time on a sandy beach with my wife and a couple of friends, I had lost my wedding ring in the sand. It was the middle of the day, fairly hot and very sunny out, and I …
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