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Centennial celebrates National Public Works Week

In celebration of National Public Works Week, more than 450 people visited the parking lot of Smoky Hill Library in Centennial to explore public works equipment and vehicles as part of a …

Cherry Creek High School graduates highlight resilience, respect

Cheers erupted as blue graduation caps flew to the sky in Stutler Bowl stadium Wednesday morning during Cherry Creek High School’s commencement ceremony.  As 918 graduates bid …

New South Suburban board members sworn in

Pam Eller and Ken Lucas officially took their seats on the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District board of directors at their swearing-in on May 24.

Arapahoe County donates money to support migrants

Denver is experiencing a new surge of migrants coming to Denver, with a couple hundred individuals arriving each day. To help support those arriving to the metro area, the Arapahoe County commissioners approved a donation of $10,000 to the Newcomers Fund, a fund of philanthropy organization Rose Community Foundation.

County Line Road widening project stays on track

In a regional effort to widen a high-traffic, high-volume roadway near Highlands Ranch, the Douglas County commissioners approved a $226,418 amended contract to complete the final designs.

Centennial mom joins wrongful death lawsuit against Snapchat

When Patti Lujan sees butterflies, she thinks of her daughter, Lauren, who died from fentanyl poisoning in 2020 at the age of 18. 

Gov. Polis apologizes for death of Christian Glass

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis apologized to the parents of Christian Glass, the 22-year-old having a mental health crisis who was killed by a deputy in Silver Plume, and then declared May 24 Christian …

Bustang running service from Denver to Estes Park, RMNP

The bus service from Denver’s Union Station to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park will be available for their fourth year this summer. Bustang will resume service on May 27 and …

Arapahoe County commissioner discusses revenue, housing needs

From budgetary concerns to housing needs, Arapahoe County Commissioner Jessica Campbell-Swanson covered a breadth of topics during her May 17 town hall at Koelbel Library in Centennial.  …
Culture Stories

Many multitudes of dance

Bella Diva World Dance Studio is an all-inclusive space for people young and old to feel the music and express themselves.  For dancers who want to break out of the traditional dance studio format, the international company based in Denver could be a dream come true.

Private dog park site gaining pup-ularity

Since Elle Ritt started renting her Wheat Ridge yard to fellow dog owners in November, she’s hosted birthday parties for pups, pooch photoshoots and doggie play groups almost every weekend.

State breathes life into lifeguard training following Memorial Day weekend

Countless public pools opened over the Memorial Day weekend as schools let out and summer approaches. But whether they remain open throughout the season is another matter.

Unique sports abound in the Denver metro area

Spring is in full swing, bringing many folks around Colorado out of the doldrums of winter with the promise of outdoor recreation.
Column: Life/Art Ensemble takes dance into the world
When many people think of starting a dance organization, they probably conjure up images of children or teenagers awkwardly figuring out how to get their feet to do what their minds want them to.
Water Garden Society holds its annual sale
Siam purple and more — The Colorado Water Garden Society’s annual sale will be held at Hudson Gardens, 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, on June 4. Opens at 9 a.m. and members will have hardy …
Croatian-born guitarist performs in Englewood
Hampden Hall, on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, was filled on May 20 with fans of classical guitar who came to hear internationally recognized artist Ana Vidović perform works by …
Arts group show marks anniversary
The Depot Art Gallery, operated by the Littleton Fine Art Guild, celebrates its 61st Anniversary with an exhibit that will run until July 3 at 2069 West Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton. Juror for …
Paint Box Guild exhibiting at library
The local Paint Box Guild opened an exhibit of works by its members at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton in the lower-level gallery. The juror was Dean Buhler, who selected a colorful …
Book shares insights from wild Colorado
Colorado naturalist/zoologist Mary Taylor Young has just published her latest book, “Bluebird Seasons: Witnessing Climate Change in My Piece of the Wild,” which is a beautifully written call to …
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‘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 — …

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 …

Native artist and author shares her work, journey at Koelbel Library

Whether it be painting captivating murals on a high school’s cafeteria wall or decorating the decks of skateboards, the versatile artwork Danielle SeeWalker creates is representative of what …

Help Wanted: Lifeguards

Pools around the metro area are gearing up to open for the summer. That is, if there are enough lifeguards.

A day of baseball to honor Englewood legend Harry Wise

Following a doubleheader at the stadium named for him, Englewood High School baseball legend Harry Wise will be honored with a celebration of life ceremony.

Kajfosz looks to finish swim season strong

Mason Kajfosz is adamant to finish the boys high school swimming season on a decisive note. “This season has gone really well,” said the Highlands Ranch swimmer. “This is my senior season. …

Huskies’ baseball season hits headwinds

It has been a stressful season for the Douglas County High School baseball team. Armed with eight players who have committed to play college baseball, the Huskies were predicted to be one of …

SkyView girls kick soccer up a notch

SkyView Academy’s girls soccer team has been talking a lot this season, not to other teams but to themselves. The Hawks are 9-0 and ranked second in the April 17 state poll behind …

Chap overpowers Pondo in league opener

The Chaparral-Ponderosa baseball game on April 17 at Eaton Field was close through the first two innings. Then the third and fourth innings happened. More specifically, Chaparral's Brayden Munroe …

Prep baseball in thick of season

The Heritage baseball team took an undefeated record into a pair of tough games during the week of April 10-15. Coach Jordan Johnson’s Eagles were ranked fifth in the state poll on …

From the Editor: A taste of reality

During a recent trip to Chicago, I got a heavy dose of reality vs. perception. Part of that is due to media coverage which, in my opinion, is part of why trust in the industry I love and value is at …

Column: A return to grace

Listening to the conversation around a business dinner table, I found myself trying to stay away from the conversation as it began to center around what was wrong with society and basically the world …

From the Editor: No real control

This week, our newspaper featured a story reporter Tayler Shaw worked on over several months. This story tells the heartbreaking story of a teenager who died after allegedly buying drugs laced with …

Column: Love, recognition and appreciation

Many years ago, I remember hearing this question posed to a group of people going through some training, “How often should you tell your spouse that you love them?” Take a moment to consider what …

Letter - Reconsider recall

As the Herald has reported, there is a recall effort underway for four of our Englewood City Council members. As former mayor, and past District 2 council member for 12 years, I implore us all to Please Decline to Sign the Petitions.
From the Editor: Our border crisis
As Title 42 expired this month, news outlets had images of people waiting to cross the Mexico border into the U.S. Some estimated tens of thousands are now coming across the border in what our …
Aging column: More than books at Douglas County Libraries
You may be surprised at the variety of services offered by the Douglas County Libraries. Learn what's available at the Seniors' Council of Douglas County meeting on Thursday, July 6 from 10 to 11:30 …
From the Editor: Celebrating, reflecting on graduation moments
The season is here for high school and college students to walk across the stage to get that document saying they are officially ready for the next level. What the next level will be largely depends …
Finance Column: The U.S. dollar as world currency
There is a lot of news about the U.S. dollar (USD) and how sustainable it is as the world currency in the future. While I don’t expect a major shift away from the dollar during my lifetime, we do …
County Corner: Transportation infrastructure connects us, resources not making the grade
When you jump in your car, hop on your bike, or set out to walk to the grocery store, you’re immediately part of a system of roads, sidewalks, bridges and other assets that connect us to our world. …
From the Editor: The losses will mount
During a recent vacation, I was able to meet and talk with several people who are from the Denver area. What I found interesting is what they told me their plans for the future hold. You see, they …
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