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Words about LGBTQ+ community matter, say leaders across Denver area in wake of Club Q shooting

In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, city and county leaders to the north are among those denouncing hate and violence.
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Parent alleges violent attack on 13-year-old Englewood middle school student

The parent of a 13-year-old student at Englewood Leadership Academy said her son was brutally attacked Nov. 7 by two of his classmates and the incident is heading to juvenile court.

Transgender Center of the Rockies reflects on Club Q shooting, need for change

Hours before the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, community members gathered for Transgender Center of the Rockies’ event, Trans Day of Remembrance, to honor the lives of …

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

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 …
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Thornton residents in the Hunters Glenn neighborhood received white supremaist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic flyers in their mailboxes the night of Nov. 8.  “I don’t …
The man accused of shooting and killing a woman in southwest Englewood Wednesday night was her neighbor and was heavily armed at the time of his apprehension minutes later, according to an arrest affidavit. 
In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art …
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In-person classes resume as Arapahoe Community College goes without heat after boiler break

Arapahoe Community College will hold in-person classes today after a boiler failure over the weekend left the main buildings on its Littleton campus without heat. 

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Centennial and Arapahoe County holiday events, donation campaigns

To celebrate the holiday season, the City of Centennial and Arapahoe County have planned events and campaigns for the community, including chances to support local vendors, enjoy holiday attractions …

Littleton Museum to host holiday event Dec. 11

The Littleton Museum and the community organization Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum will host a holiday event Dec. 11 that will feature wagon rides, warm snacks, live musical performances and more. 

Thornton residents concerned as antisemitic hate letter appears in mailboxes

Thornton residents in the Hunters Glenn neighborhood received white supremaist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic flyers in their mailboxes the night of Nov. 8.  “I don’t …
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Holiday Art Market opens at Depot

In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art …

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.
Sports

Valor, Creek to vie for championship

Valor Christian earned another shot at Cherry Creek on Nov. 26 with a 42-41 double overtime victory over Ralston Valley in a Class 5A semifinal playoff game at Valor Christian. After Ralston Valley …

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …

Valor girls take 5A championship in volleyball

Valor Christian’s girls volleyball team accomplished something that many teams only dream about. The Eagles defeated Rock Canyon 3-0 to capture the Class 5A state championship on Nov. 12 at the …

ThunderRidge runs out clock against Arapahoe

Will Fisher has been one of the ThunderRidge varsity football team’s defensive leaders all season. So it wasn’t surprising to see Fisher come up with the big defensive play of the game in …

Officials’ pay for local schools contains a number of variables 

High-school officials’ fees are among the lowest among nearby states, according to Riverdale Ridge athletic director Aaron Reisen.  The pay scale depends on the level of game (junior …
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Column: Seniors’ Council meeting to explore cohousing

If you crave a closer community connection, but still value living independently in your own home, cohousing might be right for you. Trish Becker, executive director of the Cohousing Association of …

From the Editor: Support your local newsroom and local nonprofits

We are in the full swing of the holiday season — the time for giving and helping others. Instead of getting, Colorado residents can make a difference by giving during this holiday season through …

Column: Maintaining the attitude of gratitude

The executive had put out a message out to his network that he was looking to hire top-performing salespeople for his team. While reconnecting with a former colleague, he also mentioned to her that …

From the Editor: The analysis begins

The elections are over. I may have shed a little tear of happiness knowing the ads on television, in print and invading my mailbox will now stop. Now, it’s time to overanalyze why the results are …

Column Choosing benefits — planning for 2023

November is open enrollment season. This could be for your employer, Medicare or the Affordable Care Act Exchange. But it is not just health insurance you need to consider. Employees may also have …

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