Castle Pines gives $90k in grants to restaurants
After the state imposed a boil-water advisory last month, Castle Pines businesses were forced to close, losing revenue. To help compensate for the revenue loss, the Castle Pines City Council …

Seems like old times at Renaissance Festival

After a year off due to the pandemic, King Henry and the Colorado Renaissance Festival have returned to Douglas County for the 2021 season. Opening in early July, the festival, in its 44th year, …

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ …

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 …

Tri-County Health won’t require masks for unvaccinated in schools

With weeks until the upcoming school year, Tri-County Health Department — the local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties — says it plans not to require masks for …

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 …

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that …

News

125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the …
Dr. John Douglas poses on his front porch for a portrait. He has been the executive director of Tri-County Health Department since 2013.

Pandemic risk not over, Tri-County Health Department chief says

Several Denver metro counties are now operating in what they call “level clear” in local dial policies, generally with no local coronavirus restrictions — and that’s likely to continue unless …
Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig watch from the Mount Evans summit parking lot as their daughter and her boyfriend descend the actual summit on July 22.

Taking a look at Mount Evans’ new reservation system

The night before Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig visited Mount Evans with their daughter and her boyfriend, they went to recreation.gov and purchased a vehicle ticket. On July 22, the Koenigs and …
Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …

Douglas County Library Foundation fundraiser focuses on mermaid magic

Over the years, the Douglas County Library Foundation has delivered funding and resources such as scholarships to attend special programs and Camp DCL.
Life
Claire Heywood will be performing at this year’s Underground Music Showcase with a full backing band comprised of other local musicians. The live music festival takes place Aug. 27-29 along South Broadway in Denver.

Underground Music Showcase is back on Broadway

Claire Heywood expects she will be singing her heart out at this year’s Underground Music Showcase. “Speaking for myself, playing a festival represents a needed chance to release some pent-up …
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 …
Water lilies at Denver Botanic Gardens, where a Water Blossom Celebration will be held Aug. 7.
Sonya's Sampler

Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …
Sports
Skyview's Isaac Gutierrez starts on a small adventure after this pop fly during a June 10 game at Fort Lupton.

Keeping your eye on the ball .. and the mound

CHSAA releases Season D playoff schedule

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released thke playoff formats and sites for the so-called Season D lineup of sports -- girls tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, boys swimming …

Jacobs Fore benefit golf tournament coming to Fort Lupton

The city of Fort Lupton, Jacobs and the business community are co-sponsoring the 2021 Jacobs Fore Youth Benefit Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 20, at Coyote Creek Golf Course. The tourney raises …
Brighton High School's baseball team rallies around a 10U rec league team that lost one of its players due to a car crash Memorial Day weekend..

Crash kills 10-year-old; mom arrested

A 27-year-old woman is under arrest after a May 30 rollover crash in Brighton killed her 10-year-old son. Karena Cecil, of Brighton, could face charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving …
Voices
Michael Norton
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 …
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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