Colorado legislative leader Neville defends defiant Castle Rock eatery

A masked Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville walked up to the front of Castle Rock restaurant C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12 and taped a $20 bill to the business' window.
SPECIAL REPORT

Health department orders Castle Rock restaurant to close

The Tri-County Health Department has ordered a Castle Rock restaurant to close after it reopened its doors to full dine-in service May 10, allowing dozens of customers inside despite public health …

South Metro Fire now overseen by elected board

For the first time in several years, South Metro Fire Rescue will be overseen by a board of directors directly elected by citizens. The sprawling fire protection district stretches from south …

Some laid-off Colorado workers refusing employers' back-to-work calls

As limits on business operations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are slowly being relaxed across Colorado, some employers are asking their laid-off workers to come back to work — but not all …

COVID-19 testing expands across Colorado

Nearly two months after COVID-19 testing got off to a rocky start in Colorado, the state announced expanded locations that appear to approach its goal of mass testing for Coloradans. And at some of …

News
Littleton Police Chief Doug Stephens in his office in January. Stephens said there is no evidence to support rumors of protesters coming to Littleton.

No evidence of violent protests coming to Littleton, police chief says

Littleton Police say there is no evidence to support social media rumors of violent protests coming to Littleton.
Deputy Jose Uribe serves as the STEM School Highlands Ranch school resource officer.

How STEM School tragedy changed Douglas County school policing

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock was in the area of STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, when a harrowing call rang out from dispatch. A shooting was underway inside the K-12 school, with …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in a May 15, 2020, appearance.

Polis, Hancock condemn Trump’s threat of military force against protesters

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock rejected President Donald Trump’s warnings on Monday to send troops against demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, …
Water had begun to fill the Cook Creek pool in Lone Tree.

South Suburban prepares pools, despite uncertainty (VIDEO)

South Suburban Parks and Recreation provides indoor and outdoor recreation to communities across the south Denver metro area. Those amenities look a lot different during the COVID-19 pandemic. The …
Protests at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

4th night of confrontations in Denver after calm protests during the day

A fourth day of peaceful protests again devolved into confrontations with police after Sunday's 8 p.m. curfew, with tear gas and pepper pellets again filling the air in downtown Denver.
Life
Patrick Boland, 16, was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain syndrome when he was 9 years old. A few years later, he started Ferocious Fighters, an international non-profit organization benefiting other kids with CRPS.

Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.

Creative Coloradans plan virtual art festival June 5-7

Six Colorado artists have felt the impact that the cancellation or postponement of art festivals has had on their art careers, according to a news release, and have planned a virtual art fair. Using …
Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
Arts & entertainment

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
Coming Attractions

Reigniting creativity at the Arvada Center

As we enter the post-quarantine world, there are a vast array of jobs, industries and organizations that are going to need help coming back to life. The arts are certainly on this list, and the …
Sports
Legend High School senior Clara Hosman.

Getting into the swing of family time

Clara Hosman has been seeing a lot more of her family this spring. Hosman, who was heading into her senior season on the girls golf team at Legend this spring, will be playing golf in the fall at …
Kyle Kahn.
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Pitcher stays in shape

ThunderRidge senior baseball pitcher Kyle Kahn wasn't surprised when he heard on April 21 that the Colorado High School Activities Association had canceled the 2020 spring season because of the …
Jack Tuttle is a senior lacrosse player at Castle View High School.

Lacrosse player aims to stay ready

Jack Tuttle, a senior who played as a lacrosse midfielder at Castle View, is working out during the CHSAA's spring sports shutdown in attempt to be ready for the challenges ahead when he plays next …

It's official: Spring sports seasons are canceled

It was an announcement that was expected. Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green revealed on April 22 in a statement to athletes, coaches, administrators, …

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Gregory L. Moore
OPINION

Police and black folks — the swagger and disrespect must end

The argument that we ask police to risk their lives and make split decisions is no excuse for them being wrong when making life-and-death decisions.
WINNING WORDS

Hope and encouragement by only sharing the good stuff

Very early on as we became reliant on computers and technology, software engineers and people in the information technology world quickly recognized that the value of the data being fed into the …
QUIET DESPERATION

Channel-surfing once was an exercise in mobility

Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless remote control for television, died on May 12, 2012, at the age of 96. His wife found him in the family room between the couch cushions. High on just …
Quiet Desperation

What’s the bad word? The gall’s in your court

I am accepting nominations for the first annual Like It Or Not List of Banished Words from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. My list shamelessly but gratefully …
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