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Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Following the announcement by Douglas County that it plans to form its own health department soon, Arapahoe County confirmed that Arapahoe and Adams counties had also been contemplating splitting …
A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during a protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building on Aug. 30 in Littleton.

Some parents ask Arapahoe to break from Tri-County Health Department

In emotional tones, parents pleaded with Arapahoe County's elected leaders to act to oppose the local public health agency's mask requirement for students, with some speakers asking the county to …
Englewood Civic Center, home of the city’s Municipal Court.

Englewood ‘Restorative justice’ program seeks to undo damage of crime

Englewood is ramping up a program court officials hope will provide a more holistic and community-focused answer to criminal offenses. Englewood’s Municipal Court is expanding its fledgling …

Money ranks Centennial as 8th best place to place to live in U.S.

Money, the news and personal-finance site, is out with its 35th annual list of the "Best Places to Live in the U.S.," and Centennial and Castle Rock both landed in the top 50. Centennial comes in at …

Good times roll again

The smell of street tacos and hot dogs mingled with the aroma of cigar smoke and freshly poured beer outside Brewability Lab on a Saturday afternoon. The 3400 block of South Broadway teemed with …

Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit

Some local leaders in Arapahoe County worry that a decision of whether to break away from Tri-County Health Department on the heels of neighboring Douglas County's moves to exit the agency would be …

Englewood appoints new police chief
Englewood Police Chief John Collins has announced his retirement from the force after 43 years of service, making way for Sam Watson, the city’s deputy police chief, to take over beginning Aug. …

Englewood recognized for efforts on police reform, COVID, flood readiness

A civic-minded nonprofit has recognized Englewood as a finalist for an award that spotlights cities around the nation for how well they address challenges in their communities. “The All-America …

My name is ... Juan Vaca

Hard work I’m 38, and I live in Denver. You know where Highway 285 and Sheridan meet? I’m along that area. My day job, I do maintenance and janitorial in Lakewood. It’s close to 285 and …

Report lays out plan to address homelessness

Many groups are already working hard to address homelessness in Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan, but coordinating and expanding their services could go a long way toward addressing the complicated …

Miniature golf is what you make it

Whether it’s quality time with the family, date night or visiting with friends, miniature golf is flexible enough to fit any framework. Players described how miniature golf can be as casual or as …

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Colo. Republicans decide to stick with 2022 primaries

Colorado Republicans on Sept. 18 rejected a contentious push to opt out of next year’s primaries, which would have blocked the state’s 1.7 million unaffiliated voters from helping to select the …

Life

Climber reaches for dream

When Colin Duffy first laid eyes on an indoor climbing wall, he was only 3 years old.  The colorful holds drew his attention and he begged his parents to let him give the sport a try. By 7, he was …

Sports

Top-ranked soccer team can't vanquish rival

Castle View, the top-ranked boys soccer team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, ran into a stubborn opponent on Sept. 14 in its Continental League opener against Regis Jesuit. The Sabercats of Castle …

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Winning Words

Opinion: Adding experience to life’s greatest teachers

This column is dedicated to all the wonderful and committed teachers in our communities. Before the pandemic began, they already had my deepest respect. So, a big shout-out to each teacher in my life …
Linda Newell

Opinion: Can we really prevent suicide? Maybe

It’s no secret that Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. But what remains elusive is why and what we can do about it to truly make a significant difference. As the former …
A crowd gathers at the twin memorial fountains at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York, as twin blue beacons pierce the night sky on Sept. 11, 2017.

Something to remember on 9/11 anniversary

One beautiful fall morning, we all realized how trivial all of our high dudgeon really was.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Rounding third base as fourth quarter nears

The fourth quarter of the year begins soon. Investors are still on the edge of their seats concerned about potential tax law changes and any Federal Reserve policy that might spook the financial …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Opinion: Decaffeinate and de-escalate

On any given day I will usually have one or two cups of coffee in the morning. On those days where I have three or four, I feel a very palpable difference … I am wired.
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