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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hoops player sets high standard

Tayvis Sagrillo-Smiley refused to stop taking practice shots at the basket, and he is one of the 4A Jeffco League's best shooters this season. Littleton High School's Sagrillo-Smiley was the leading … more

Modern libraries are much more than books

t all started with a state parks pass. Areli Alcazar, a teacher at Kenton Elementary School in Aurora, stopped by the Schlessman branch of Denver Public Library a couple years ago, where a librarian … more

Governor touts preschool expansion during Littleton visit

Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers visited Littleton's Village Preschool on Jan. 17, touting the benefits of a proposed preschool expansion on the heels of a full-day kindergarten program … more

Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Grappling to improve pays off

Moises Islas, a junior heavyweight at Heritage, admits he is a better wrestler this season. Islas was 23-12 as a sophomore but lost in last winter’s regional tournament in the wrestle backs and … more

Meals on Wheels, in 'forever home,' needs public's help

TLC Meals on Wheels is up and rolling in its new home, but there's still lots of work to do. Meals on Wheels, which delivers healthy food and companionship to homebound seniors and people with … more

Longhorn drive launches another National Western Stock Show

Thousands of people lined 17th Street in downtown Denver to watch the annual National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade on Jan. 9. The parade highlighted Colorado’s Western heritage with … more

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more

RTD mulls cutbacks amid driver shortage

The Regional Transportation District has responded to its much-publicized driver shortage with a proposal to cut six bus routes and reduce a variety of other services, including both light rail and … more

All-South Metro Football Team: Game-changers lead the way

Regis Jesuit quarterback Nicco Marchiol and Cherry Creek defensive back/kick returner Myles Purchase headline the 2019 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Football Team. The 26-player team was … more

Not waiting for the midnight hour: Area residents, businesses share alternative traditions for New Year’s Eve

Every three years or so, fire engineer Wendi Smith with the Denver Fire Department finds herself working on New Year’s Eve — a 24-hour shift starting at 7:30 a.m., usually entailing a constant … more

'Our superman': Assistant fire Chief Troy Jackson remembered as role model

After a 6 1/2-year battle with cancer, Troy Jackson called on South Metro Fire Rescue Chief Bob Baker and another high-level member of the agency to talk the afternoon before he died. And, in his … more

Let there be lights

David Martin is beginning to be known around his neighborhood as “the Christmas lights guy.” His house, at 831 S. Kline Way in Lakewood, is known for its extravagant display of multi-colored … more

Ponderosa player brings speed, positioning to team

Ponderosa senior striker Chris Cornn finished a pretty good soccer season. Cornn was named the 2019 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Soccer Player of the Year. “He is definitely the … more

Athlete is the all-around deal

Julianna Dalton’s performance in the girls state volleyball finals at the Denver Coliseum cemented the selection of the Chaparral standout as the 2019 Colorado Community Media Volleyball Player of … more

Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He … more

Highlands Ranch hospital steps into future of medicine

The moment a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, doctors spring into action — the countdown is on and as every second passes, neurons are being suffocated. That's why having a stroke … more

Cherry Creek downs Columbine for state championship

What a difference a year can make. Cherry Creek harped for a week prior to meeting Columbine in the Dec. 7 Class 5A state championship game at Empower Field at Mile High about how bad it felt after … more

DISH to bring jobs, 5G network to Littleton

Littleton officials are tuning into a plan by DISH Network to bring new jobs and a 5G broadband network to town, but the full picture is still a little fuzzy. A convoluted series of mergers, lawsuits … more

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, … more
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