Words about LGBTQ+ community matter, say leaders across Denver area in wake of Club Q shooting

In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, city and county leaders to the north are among those denouncing hate and violence.

1 killed, 1 injured in Castle Rock shooting after fight

An overnight shooting left one person dead and another injured, and police have taken the suspect into custody, the Castle Rock Police Department said.

Douglas County School District admin, mental health program honored for service to students

A Douglas County School District program aimed at supporting students experiencing trauma and one of the program's leaders received accolades at the county and national level for their positive …

Front Range law enforcement, community groups fight against hate crimes

From 2018 to 2020, reported incidents of hate crimes in Colorado more than doubled, according to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

How a Democrat won in Douglas County

Flipping the historically Republican Colorado House District 43 came down to a dedicated door-to-door campaign effort and a platform derived from listening to voters’ concerns, its …

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

Thousands fewer metro area property owners are challenging assessments

As home prices in the counties around Denver shot up over the last decade, tens of thousands of residents argued that officials incorrectly estimated the values of homes and other properties. They demanded their taxes be reduced. But that trend, practically a rite in some regions, reversed in recent years. Challenges filed with county assessors declined as homeowners apparently acknowledged the rising cost of real estate.

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Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.

News

Headed for the Super Bowl, Pop Warner style

Believe it or not, a football team from Colorado is going to the Super Bowl this year. No, the team doesn’t hail from Dove Valley. They don’t spend $170 million annually on their roster. And they …

Castle Rock mayor muses on next term

Heading into his second term as Castle Rock’s mayor after running uncontested, Jason Gray feels confident voters are supportive of his model of “growth with vision” when it comes to …

Nurse turnover rate at Parker Adventist Hospital decreases

Parker Adventist Hospital is among the many health care facilities facing challenges in the recruitment and retention of frontline caregivers.

Douglas County LGBTQ+ organizations offer support following Club Q tragedy

As families and friends continue to mourn the tragedy that took place at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Douglas County LGBTQ+ organizations are offering support and resources.

Prosecuting team receives award for solving 40-year-old murder case

A prosecuting team from the 18th Judicial District was recognized by the Colorado District Attorney’s Council for work on a cold case dating back to 1981 that led to a conviction in 2022. The team received the  2022 Outstanding Trial Team of the Year.
Life

Holiday Art Market opens at Depot

In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art …

Itinerant ecologist shares memories

Doug Reagan grabs your attention immediately! “A full moon floats over the surface of Lac de Guiers, Senegal” ... he’s out with a flashlight, “looking for the red eye shine of crocodiles.” …

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
Sports

Valor, Creek to vie for championship

Valor Christian earned another shot at Cherry Creek on Nov. 26 with a 42-41 double overtime victory over Ralston Valley in a Class 5A semifinal playoff game at Valor Christian. After Ralston Valley …

Ponderosa sees state quarterfinal game against Erie slip away

There are “tale of two halves” football games. Then there was the Ponderosa-Erie Class 4A state quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at EchoPark Stadium. No. 3-seeded Ponderosa, behind …

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …

Two second-half goals send Angels past Eagles

The Valor Christian boys soccer team was seeking retribution. What the Eagles found on Nov. 9 at Randy Penn Stadium in Englewood, however, was a cruel kind of déjà vu. Exactly 53 …
Voices

Column: Seniors’ Council meeting to explore cohousing

If you crave a closer community connection, but still value living independently in your own home, cohousing might be right for you. Trish Becker, executive director of the Cohousing Association of …

From the Editor: Support your local newsroom and local nonprofits

We are in the full swing of the holiday season — the time for giving and helping others. Instead of getting, Colorado residents can make a difference by giving during this holiday season through …

Column: Maintaining the attitude of gratitude

The executive had put out a message out to his network that he was looking to hire top-performing salespeople for his team. While reconnecting with a former colleague, he also mentioned to her that …

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …
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