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Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek school board meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community … more

Smoky Hill graduation: 'Shut away your preconceived notions' (PHOTOS)

A notably diverse crowd of students at Smoky Hill High School's commencement ceremony heard from fellow graduates who kept the spotlight on their different walks of life. “How does my culture shape … more

Cherokee Trail graduation: ‘What challenges are you willing to endure?’ (PHOTOS)

Bradford Heap remembers being a “nervous, awkward eighth-grader,” terrified to enter high school, he told the crowd. He recalled other students laughing at his name when it came up in class years … more

For classic video games, step aboard the Retro-Cade

Good news for Millennials wondering if their Mortal Kombat skills are still sharp: You can test them on Friday nights in Littleton this summer aboard the Retro-Cade, a former DIA shuttle bus turned … more

Englewood music instructor has unlocked potential for decades

One story that sticks out to longtime music teacher Marcie Dlin is when a young boy, Mitchell, doubted his ability to sing. Dlin, a theater instructor, had written a song for Mitchell’s character. … more

Cherry Creek High graduation: ‘We persevered through it all’ (PHOTOS)

After a year marked by turbulent interruptions to normal high school life, Cherry Creek High School’s graduation ceremony saw students sharing poetic notions of what it means to be human. … more

‘Pick a Number, Start a Story’ is write stuff

Sue Viders of Lone Tree has recently published “Pick A Number, Start a Story,” subtitled: “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.” A workbook, with spaces for a prospective author’s … more

Cherry Creek School District quarantines hit similar mark to previous quarter

As a number of local factors surrounding the coronavirus pandemic changed, Cherry Creek School District's number of individuals who were told to quarantine during the fourth quarter — from March 13 … more

Student stickers to become emblems of democracy

Two Arapahoe County youngsters will see their artistry become emblems of the democratic process after winning the county elections division’s Student Sticker Contest. Vivian Marchetti, a … more

Local sisters publish children's book

Looking to make something positive in a year of COVID-19, two local sisters came together to fulfill a childhood dream of writing a book. The children's book, “Tango's Teddy,” is now available … more

Male infertility treatment company opens in Douglas County

When a couple looks to get pregnant, the standard recommendation for a woman younger than 35 is to try for a year without getting evaluated for fertility issues, a Douglas County doctor says. But if … more

Cherry Creek School District to continue new online K-5 program

Spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cherry Creek School District opened a K-5 online program in fall 2020, and that option will continue for the 2021-22 school year for families that prefer it. … more

‘You did not break’

Littleton’s Options High School offers educational paths for non-traditional students. That’s good, because this past school year was anything but ordinary for the 31 graduates of the class of … more

‘Determination, grace and positivity’

The Heritage High School class of 2021, who spent much of their junior and senior years cloistered at home, came together for a boisterous graduation ceremony at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium … more

‘The best revenge is living well’

As the graduates of the Arapahoe High School class of 2021 prepared to embark on the next chapter of their lives, they looked back at the closing of the last one with grace and humility. “We … more

‘We did it together’

Littleton High School’s class of 2021 share a bond forged in good times and bad. The pandemic robbed the seniors of any number of milestones, from homecoming to prom, but they met the challenge … more

My Name Is ... Karin Schultze

Meeting imaginative 'artists-to-be' I've been a professional artist for over 25 years. I grew up in Upper New Jersey and moved to Centennial after my mother died, to be closer to the rest of my … more

Libraries set to launch into summer reading

The theme for this year’s Douglas County Libraries’ annual summer reading celebration is “Galaxy DCL” and the district is encouraging people to go “To Books and Beyond,” according to a … more

New leader coming to Arapahoe Community College

Dr. Stephanie Fujii wasn’t always sure college was right for her. But when she takes the helm of Arapahoe Community College as its new president on July 12, she says it’s exactly where she wants … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more
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