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Melvin School at Smoky Hill a piece of history

Sitting between Smoky Hill High and Laredo Middle schools is an old, small building that sticks out: the Melvin School, which has also been called the Melvin Schoolhouse Museum-Library, according to … more

Delivering a celebration

The words “food pantry” and “low-resource families” conjure up familiar images: Lines of parents down on their luck, collecting donated groceries to keep themselves and their children afloat. … more

Broadcasting from homes, young poets bare their souls

There was no auditorium for Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam. No crowd. The applause was pre-recorded. But the students, now on their ninth month since COVID-19 upended their young … more

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from … more

Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us … more

Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens … more

Miniature arts show is kind of a big deal

Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton is an inviting and quiet spot to do some holiday shopping and you can take any art purchased with you on the day you visit. Members of … more

Creek, Valor, Legend advance to football semifinals

Cherry Creek will renew its rivalry with Pomona in one of the Class 5A semifinal football games, while Legend hopes to be ready for the challenge against Valor Christian in a series that has been … more

Englewood restaurants hope for support as indoor dining shutdown returns

Restaurant workers are taking another hit under Colorado’s second indoor dining shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic — part of the state’s latest round of public-health restrictions … more

How Break Bread broke out to send love

Three years ago, Break Bread started bringing together neighbors for weekly meals, with the idea of feeding people hungry not just for a good meal but for companionship. The nonprofit served a … more

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief

As Gov. Jared Polis announced a new round of coronavirus-related restrictions that harken back to the kinds of orders Coloradans saw near the start of the pandemic, the governor announced he would … more

Tri-County Health chief 'cautiously optimistic' about level red COVID-19 restrictions

Last spring as the pandemic emerged, health officials thought “we need to throw the kitchen sink at it” because there was no time to spare and less was known about the virus, said John Douglas, … more

Loveland Ski Area’s Opening Day generates joy among visitors, staff

After a Stay-at-Home order, wildfires and public land closures, skiers and snowboarders could hardly contain their excitement to return to the slopes when Loveland Ski Area opened for the 2020-21 … more

Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of … more

New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits … more

Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. … more

Denver metro area recording studios offer sound options

Music of various genres. Podcasts. Work presentations on a green screen. Slam poetry. Music videos. Making movies for film school. These are the types of works patrons have produced at free recording … more

Curtis Center gallery show highlights experiences of women

When the Colorado Women’s Caucus for the Arts sent out a national call for artists, the response came in from coast to coast — we noted works in the exhibit “Old Myths, New Stories” (which … more

A look at planning in the post-election period

The election is finally over, and we have a few short weeks to finish any 2020 planning strategies before the New Year. As of this writing, some states are still counting votes, but with the majority … more

I know I should be feeling grateful — but why not today?

As usual, this morning I grabbed my “Start each day with a grateful heart” mug to have my tea. Our dog is at my feet, the cat is in the window, and I’m looking at blue skies with wisps of … more
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