Cherry Creek School District to make mask announcement in early August
As concerns about the Delta coronavirus variant drove new federal guidelines for mask-wearing indoors for all people in certain areas — regardless of vaccination status — the spotlight turned to …
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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, …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, 2020, the first day of school for freshmen.

Cherry Creek buys thousands of computers for students

As remote learning came to define the pandemic for students in Colorado, Cherry Creek School District loaned students nearly 7,000 laptop devices in spring 2020 and followed that with 6,500 …
Colorado Vaccination. Hands of doctor holding syringe and coronavirus (COVID-19) vial vaccine on flag Colorado

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health …

Young Douglas County golfers play in Miami invitational

Dylan Everett and Colin Young have been working on fine-tuning their golf games this summer. Everett and Young are among the 10 boys from Colorado in the 16-18 division and six Colorado girls who …

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 …

Teen found guilty in killing of Centennial student

The trial of a teen suspected of fatally shooting a Cherokee Trail High School student in Centennial began with the prosecution displaying social media messages that appear to show him admitting …

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains …

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Littleton district plans near-normal schooling

Living through a pandemic has been stressful on students. Robert Reichardt, president of the Littleton Public Schools board, points out that students’ mental and physical health — as well as …
The vetting process for families to adopt a giant dog breed through Big Dogs Huge Paws takes several weeks and most dogs have a waitlist.

Big dogs: Adoption event at Lone Tree Brewing showcases giant breeds

People huddled on the floor between chairs, tables, puddles of drool and furiously wagging tails. Although dogs are always welcome at Lone Tree Brewing Company, more than usual gathered in the …
The Douglas County commissioners speak at the grand opening of the East/West Regional Trail July 24. From left, Commissioners Lora Thomas, Abe Laydon and George Teal attended the event.

After 35 years, 28-mile Douglas County trail completed

It was negative 10 degrees on the December evening in 1986 when Cheryl Matthews and her fellow equestrians stood up and demanded a trail be built through Highlands Ranch. Matthews, now the open space …
Researchers found many intact cultural artifacts when doing a test excavation in the rock shelter. They hope a full excavation will help them learn more about Native Americans who used the shelter.

Douglas County plans excavation of ancient rock shelter

Douglas County’s Department of Community Development is hoping to learn more about Native Americans who lived in the area about 700 years ago after a rock shelter they likely used was discovered in …
Led by Silverado Ranch officials, the annual cattle drive in downtown Castle Rock was a hit on July 30.

Old West comes back to Castle Rock

Castle Rock paid tribute to the past last weekend, hosting the Western Heritage Welcome celebration. The weekend events were hosted alongside the Douglas County Fair celebrations, making Castle Rock …
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The roof over the stage portion of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre has recently been replaced.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre receives a new roof

Red Rocks Amphitheater, received a new stage roof from GH Phipps in July of 2021. This new roof will allow for more protection from the unpredictable Colorado weather. Red Rocks’ original roof was …
Gary Sloan plays upright bass as David Lawrence and the Spoonful entertain a crowd at the July 28 Littleton Museum and the Friends of the Library and Museum summer concert. The band's name is an homage to blues musician and songwriter Willie Dixon's song "Spoonful," which the band performed as part of the 90-minute show. Bandleader and guitarist David Lawrence was joined by Sloan and drummer Ed Breazeale on stage for the concert, part of a July-August series held on six consecutive Wednesdays outside the museum at 6028 S. Gallup St. in Littleton. Dakota Blonde will play on Aug. 11 and the series will conclude with Buckstein on Aug. 18.

Sounds like summer again

David Lawrence and the Spoonful entertained July 28 on the front lawn of the Littleton Museum as part of the 2021 Summer Concert Series presented by the museum and the Friends of the Library and …
Artist Scott Hildebrandt explains his piece for Meow Wolf Denver, “You Are Here.”

Artist offers look inside Meow Wolf Denver

After years of anticipation, Meow Wolf’s permanent Denver location is set to open this fall. The Santa Fe-based art collective has been secretive about what to expect from their four-story, …
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Immersive installation is major moth mania

More than 20,000 ink and paper moths cover the walls of the Denver Botanic Gardens' Freyer Gallery in the exhibit “Cross-Pollination: The Moth Migration Project,” an immersive installation by …
The Arapahoe Philharmonic will open its 2021-2022 season on Sept. 17 with “Galactic Melodies and Myths” at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village.

Arapahoe Philharmonic ready for new season

“Our outdoor summer concert oversold at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton,” said Arapahoe Philharmonic Executive Director Corinne Denny, optimistic about the start of a new season, which begins …
Sports

NBA standout comes home to Parker

Derrick White returned to the Parker Fieldhouse, but it was much different than it was years ago. White, a 2012 Legend High School graduate, was back in his hometown, where the San Antonio Spurs' NBA …

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Winning Words

Unexpected advice: Shrug it off

A friend of mine has spent most of his life in a gym. He has gone from body building to power lifting and then back to body building. He is now in maintenance mode like many his age. But even now, …
Aging

Bringing mindfulness into your everyday life

When we bring awareness into our daily activities we are able to actively seek the joy of being alive. Living mindfully also helps us take in the beauty that surrounds us each day. Meditation and …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Something to almost stop and think about

Have you noticed those new, red, octagonal signs they’ve been putting up around town? I’m not sure what their purpose is. Maybe you do. If so, please let me in on it. Each of the signs has four …
Coming Attractions

Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
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