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Tri-County Health talks how summer events will look amid virus

As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials …

STEM shooting suspect makes court appearance

The adult suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting case appeared in court for one of his final hearings before going to trial this spring. During the April 9 pre-trial conference in Castle …
Nallapati

Project tries to deter mass shootings

Wanting to stop her age group from being known as the generation of “mass shootings,” Shreya Nallapati said she has continued to listen, learn and work to find solutions and answers. Nallapati, a …
The Littleton Public Schools administration building.

Twain and Peabody elementaries to close

Twain and Peabody elementary schools in Centennial will close in coming years, marking another milestone in a series of consolidations in Littleton Public Schools in the face of declining enrollment. …
From left, Douglas County commissioners George Teal, Lora Thomas and Abe Laydon listen to residents speaking during public comment March 9.

Douglas County opts out of Tri-County dial extension 

Douglas County commissioners voted to opt out of a one-month extension of the COVID-19 dial during an April 13 meeting. The three-page resolution, which outlined the commissioner’s stance on …
Tri-County Health Department is partnering with Douglas County as the county searches for a new way to deliver public health services.

Tri-County board approves one-month extension to COVID dial

The Tri-County Health Department's board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state's dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas …
High school sports roundup: Soccer, volleyball, field hockey around Denver metro area
Post season playoffs for boys soccer is scheduled to begin April 20 as the regular season for C teams winds down. Playoff action in field hockey starts April 27 while regional competition for girls …

Teen convicted in murder of Cherokee Trail High School student

An Arapahoe County jury on April 9 found Kenneth Gallegos, 19, guilty of first-degree felony murder, aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Gallegos was found guilty of …

Centennial's Jones District development — under new name — signals progress

One of Centennial’s highest-profile developments — with buildings that could stand up to 15 stories high along Interstate 25 — continues to take shape in its early stages, and it will proceed …

Quarantines growing at Littleton Public Schools

Littleton Public Schools is averaging seven to eight quarantines a day since bringing middle and high school students back for full-time in-person learning in mid-March, district officials say. More …

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My Name Is... Thomas Quinlan

Surviving every day A few years ago, I was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. I lost everything. I lost my business, my friends, and connections with my family. I became homeless. I …

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Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …

Climb4Change to change lives

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and fitness buffs looking to change things up. This spring, changing your workout could change someone’s life at the Climb4Change event Saturday, May 22. …
Andrea Suhaka, the leader of a new nonprofit that works to broaden access to transportation for people who can’t or don’t drive, stands at a bus stop on Arapahoe Road near Interstate 25 as a bus rolls past behind her.

Arapahoe County residents who can’t drive have an ally

For seniors and people with disabilities or low income, navigating a car-centric world can be a daily hurdle. That’s why a Centennial resident has been working for years to connect the public to …
Kasey Ellis

Cherry Creek School District staffers divided on full-time return

The members of the Cherry Creek School District teachers’ union are split on the district’s decision to reopen for full-time, in-person classes, according to Kasey Ellis, the union’s president. …
Tri-County Health Department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Tri-County Health amends mask order to apply to indoors only, adds expiration date

The local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties amended its mask-wearing order to remove the requirement that masks be worn in outdoor public spaces, the agency announced in …
Life
On Earth Day, April 22, Hudson Gardens will have a beekeeper open house from 3 to 6 p.m.

Open house set for new go-round of Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day and readers are invited to celebrate it at Hudson Gardens, with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. where a beekeeper will show the inside of an active hive. Enjoy a community drum …
Meaghan Doherty of Denver Fitness Boot Camp.

Post-pandemic fitness tips from the pros

If you’ve put on a few pounds during the pandemic, you’re not alone. And if you’ve only put on a few — consider yourself lucky. A study by the American Psychological Association (APA) …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Operatic entertainment was enjoyed in this 2020 “Opera on Tuesday” luncheon for Denver Lyric Opera Guild members at the Cherry Creek Country Club.

Opera guild names winners in contest

In years past, there was a Denver Lyric Opera Company and a group of supporters formed the Denver Lyric Opera Guild in 1965 to support singers ages 23-32 as they began their operatic careers. When …
This watercolor drawing is by Karen Knutson, who will lead a Heritage Fine Arts Guild workshop in May.

Three-day workshop will teach art techniques

Watercolor With Wire Drawing,” a three-day workshop with Karen Knutson via Zoom, is offered by Heritage Fine Arts Guild on May 13-15, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Knutson, a signature member of …
Sports

Student-athlete spotlight: Sisters spark competition on volleyball court at Chaparral

One opinion you often hear from many athletes is that the team is like a family. For the Chaparral girls volleyball squad, the team is literally like a family. There are two pairs of sisters on this …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
Coming Attractions

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Documentarians are manic about Titanic

The Titanic is a sunken scab that keeps getting picked on. There’s a new Titanic documentary. There will be a new one next year and the year after that and the year after that. I wish they would …
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