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At least 20 cars were broken into in Douglas County in late January, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in gathering information on the case and …
Highlands Ranch Metro District and the Centennial Water and Sanitation District are seeking candidates for the upcoming elections on May 2 for the respective boards of directors.  Both the …
Douglas County School District is preparing to consolidate elementary schools in the Highlands Ranch area in 2026 due to declining enrollment, while looking to build new schools in surrounding neighborhoods.
This winter has brought a unique weather pattern along the Front Range. For Douglas County, the snow has remained on the ground for a longer period of time, creating ice packed areas.
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …
The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the …
At 16, his car was his first real taste of freedom. At the age of 22, Christian Glass died in an incident involving a former Clear Creek deputy on June 10, 2022 in the same Honda Pilot he drove on his 16th birthday.
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Saying goodbye to a goldfish, python or other special pet?

What started out as a typical funeral home business for Mike Heflebower has expanded into a family operation to provide family pets with an equal amount of love and care.

Thomas threatens Douglas County with legal action over cost of being investigated

A long-running conflict between Douglas County’s elected leaders could continue after county Commissioner Lora Thomas signaled she might take action to have her legal bills paid back if the county doesn’t decide to pay the cost.

New VA Clinic to be built in Castle Rock

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) hosted a town hall at the Castle Pines Library Jan. 30 to discuss plans for the new Castle Rock VA Clinic and the expansions of the PACT Act and COMPACT Act.

First Strive to Thrive event of the year

With more than 20 agencies and organizations coming together to offer a resource fair to county residents, the Douglas County Community of Care Network held the first Strive to Thrive event of the year.

Heart disease symptoms can be unique

When it comes to heart disease, a local cardiologist says it is never too early to check to get checked out. According to experts, heart disease comes in many forms. as there are various types of heart disease and can present itself differently to each individual.

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …

Health care giants form one insurance company

By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …

Colorado may end age-discriminating work question

Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …
Culture Stories

Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth …

Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.
Life

Stories on Stage features Peter Heller

Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …

Momentous treaty coming to Denver

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …

‘In the Trenches’ looks at parenting

Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — …

Napoleon with a twist at Buntport

The Death of Napoleon” plays through Feb. 18 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver and is the 51st original play written by this clever crew. “Loosely based” on historical facts, they …

Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’

Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home.

Pianist to perform with Arapahoe Philharmonic

The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Pianist Lorraine Min will appear with the orchestra in a concert called “Rhythm and Blue” featuring …
Arts, Culture, Music

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

‘Entanglements’ with nature

Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts starts off a new year with “Entanglements,” a new lens-based exhibit of works by 11 national and international artists, which will run …

‘Spamalot’ parodies King Arthur’s realm

King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
Obituaries
SPORTS
SPORTS

Creek hockey coach confident in team

Cherry Creek hockey coach Jeff Mielnicki feels he has a team that can compete with other top Colorado Class 5A squads this season. The Bruins, a co-op team with players attending Creek, Cherokee …

Rock Canyon beats Regis at buzzer

Mac Terry stepped back and won a boys basketball game for Rock Canyon. Terry made a fall-away shot from inside the 3-point line to beat the buzzer and Regis Jesuit 59-57 in a Continental League game …

Hershberger, Terry dazzle in Rock Canyon victory

Douglas County Huskies, say hello to Mac Terry and Gavin Hershberger. The Rock Canyon junior-senior tandem, respectively, were next to unstoppable in a Jan. 17 boys basketball game on the Huskies’ …

CHSAA signs partnership with Children’s Colorado

AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association and Children’s Hospital combined to bring educational services from the hospital to CHSAA member schools. New Commissioner Mike …

Valor girls defeat Grandview

There was nothing at stake except for maybe pride, but the Valor Christian girls basketball team played really well. Valor and Grandview, last season’s two teams in the state championship game, met …

Rock Canyon hangs tough in loss to Highlands Ranch

Two girls basketball programs, separated on the court over the years by a lot more than the two miles that separate them on the map, collided Jan. 13 in the Denver suburbs. One was Highlands Ranch, a …

ThunderRidge rally barely falls short

Highlands Ranch — Wow. After what was an all-out slugfest between back-to-back state champion ThunderRidge and upset-minded Cherry Creek on the hardwood the night of Jan. 6, that’s all that could …
VOICES
VOICES

Letter - Support pet bill

Support pet bill Many of us know first-hand the challenges of finding housing or homeowners insurance if we have a pet. House Bill 23-1068 would offer important assistance to help pet owners, which …

From the Editor: Heart of the matter

We are fully emerged into February, the month each year when medical professionals and healthcare organizations try to bring more awareness to heart health. While it should be a year-round priority …

Castle Rock Town Talk - Reflecting on 2022, looking ahead to 2023

A month into the new year, we’re excited about the opportunities 2023 will bring, and we’re proud of the achievements of our Town Council and staff in 2022. Throughout 2022, we prioritized our …

Column: Rising above the noise

Starting in 1996 I began living in Highlands Ranch and in 2001 bought a small a condo in Edwards, Colorado. The elevation in Highlands Ranch is about 5,800 feet, and Edwards is just over 7,500 feet. …

Business Corner: The complicated space between capitalism, life and death

If Damar Hamlin had died, would you be less likely to watch the Super Bowl? The National Football League is a $18-billion per year industry, so a lot was riding on that question. Fortunately, the …
Columnists
Column: Playing through the pain
The game was close, there was less than two minutes to go, and the field was a mix of snow and slush. On the previous play, his hand had been caught between two helmets as he attempted to make the …
From the Editor: Average is OK
Being average is OK. I will say that again. Being average is OK. I recently started listening to the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#@@.” I have to admit my husband recommended it a couple …
From the Editor: Housing in-depth
In recent weeks, Colorado Community Media unveiled the long-time-coming series — The Long Way Home. Throughout most of 2022, all our reporters from all regions worked on developing an in-depth look …
Column: Sell the sizzle and buy the sizzle
Recently I went back and reread the book “Sizzlemanship” by Elmer Wheeler. Elmer Wheeler is credited with being one of the original pioneers of sales skills training and motivation industry. …
From the Editor: Enough already
Earlier this month the news dropped that President Joe Biden was not so perfect in handling classified documents. Same as his predecessor Donald Trump. As the story unfolded throughout the week, it …
Column: A new year, a clean slate
As we usher in 2023, we say “good riddance” to the market mayhem of 2022. “A year to forget” is how one of our research partners dubbed 2022. Despite a modest rebound for many asset classes …
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