STEM shooting suspect makes court appearance
The adult suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting case appeared in court for one of his final hearings before going to trial this spring. During the April 9 pre-trial conference in Castle …
Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists
The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board …

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

Delayed care for major health conditions in 2020 is leading specialists through the Denver metro area to worry that it could take more than a decade to recover from the emotional, financial and …

Telehealth has been problem-solver

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the state government, the public was warned to stay home starting last March when cases of COVID started spreading in the U.S. The …

All Coloradans 16-plus up for vaccine starting April 2

The wait for eligibility will soon be over for all adults and older teenagers in Colorado, with coronavirus vaccine eligibility set to hit the general population starting April 2, the governor's …

Coffee Cabin raises funds for family of fallen officer

Customers lined up outside of Parker's Coffee Cabin on March 28 to pitch in to help the family of a fallen Boulder police officer. Together, the customers and the Coffee Cabin raised more than …


Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …
Tegan Stiegelmar, 6, center, stares down a young boy in front of her as Zoey Stiegelmar, 4, center right, sits behind her on a merry-go-round type of ride at the July 2019 Arapahoe County Fair.

Tri-County Health talks how summer events will look amid virus

As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials …
Tri-County Health Department is partnering with Douglas County as the county searches for a new way to deliver public health services.

Tri-County board approves one-month extension to COVID dial

The Tri-County Health Department's board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state's dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas …
Principal Chris Page greets students at Highlands Ranch High School as they return for the first day of 100% in-person learning in DCSD last month.   As of April 9, Highlands Ranch High School has avoided a COVID-19 shutdown, though several other schools in the district have not been so fortunate.

Outbreaks hit Douglas County Schools amid in-person learning

Roughly two weeks following the start of full, in-person learning at Douglas County secondary schools, the health department temporarily shut down one high school amid multiple outbreaks in its …
Angie Trano Wurm of Granelli’s Pizza, left, presents Robin Crooks of 212 Pizza in Castle Rock with a $4,000 check.

Castle Rock pizza shops share a slice of profits, food

Granelli’s Pizzeria and 212 Pizza Co. in Castle Rock suspended competition to team up in a time of need. The two companies agreed to share profits and food after 212 Pizza Co. was voluntarily closed …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Arts & entertainment

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents

One of the few good news stories to come out of Hollywood in 2020 is the continuing recognition of the contributions women make to the film industry. There’s still a lot of work to do to achieve …
Lys (Lilium musicum) from FlorDali, 1968, photolithograph with original engraved remarque and color.

A playful exhibit of surrealism and botanical illustrations

Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
A child participates in an activity at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science during the 2019 Día del Niño celebration. This year, Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children will take place virtually throughout April, and will be part of SFCD Community Free Days on April 25.

Día del Niño takes place virtually througout April

Throughout April, a number of local cultural institutions will be hosting Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children events. The events — some virtual, some in-person — are being offered as a …

More chances for Season D sports teams?

There could be more, not less games for students participating in the so-called Season D sports …

State wants soccer players to become officials

To paraphrase a line from the Marine Corps, the Colorado High School Activities Association and the state’s high school soccer officials organization are looking for a few good soccer referees who happen …

Stats for South Metro wrestlers

The following are the South Metro wrestlers who placed in the Class 5A state wrestling meet held in Pueblo. 106 — Otto Black, Ponderosa, second. 113 — Derek Glenn, Cherokee Trail, second; Noah …

Hoops playoffs take break for snow

First-round and Sweet 16 games were completed in the boys and girls state basketball playoffs before the snow storm halted action on March 13. Great 8 games in Class 3A, 4A and 5A were rescheduled to …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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