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A harvesting good time

Pumpkins, apples and fall fun abounded in the south metro area this month with nearby communities hosting festivals to celebrate the season. Ali Loomis, of Centennial, brought her two sons to pick … more

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky … more

Stopping for nothing

Jordan Jackson is like most kids his age. He watches Rick and Morty in his downtime and listens to Kendrick Lamar. He's the starting fullback on Castle View's football team, a natural outlet for the … more

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and … more

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of … more

ThunderRidge thumps rival Mountain Vista

Nothing changed when the ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista football teams renewed their rivalry on Sept. 28 at Shea Stadium. Students and fans arrived early to secure places in the parking lots and … more

Regional crime lab opens in south metro Denver area

About three years ago, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher met for coffee and discussed their line of work. Throughout the conversation, they talked over … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

Athlete Spotlight: Not much gets past him

Thomas Hoy is an old-school guy. The Douglas County High School boys soccer goalie and captain plays any chance he can get — even if that means juggling and practicing ball tricks in his free time. … more

Athlete Spotlight: Great, in a number of ways

Quarterback Alex Padilla put up impressive numbers for the Cherry Creek football team last season, but not good enough in a few areas, which he is hoping to upgrade this season. The senior has … more

Native American event aims to bridge gaps

Elizabeth Osterhoudt, a Native American teenager from Castle Rock, said aside from her brother, she knows one other youth with Native American heritage. That's her friend Delia Abila, also a Castle … more

Day for dogs goes swimmingly in Parker

The first impression of Parker's annual “Barker Days” event is pandemonium. Dogs of every size and shape, hundreds of them, indulged in a sensory overload of things to fetch and chase in the … more

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old … more

Equestrian championship features wet windup

The American Eventing Championships, hosted by the United States Eventing Association, finished Sept. 2 after four days of equestrian competition at the Colorado Horse Park at the Pinery, south of … more

TLC Meals on Wheels delivers meals, love

Christine Schilk spends most of her time alone with her cat Teeka, bedridden in her Englewood apartment. Unable to walk after complications following a gastrointestinal disease took chunks out of her … more

Visions of success for coaches in new positions

One way of defining football culture is how players, fans and others see the expectations for the team. There are six head football coaches in new places at south metro-area programs this season, and … more

Swim Across America makes waves at Chatfield

Lauren Alfino is just a little more stubborn than others. On an impossibly perfect Colorado day, hundreds of swimmers prepared for a dip in the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. And Alfino, undoubtedly, … more

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more

Taste of Colorado: Bigger and tastier than ever

What does it take to cook turkey legs for upward of half a million people? Rick Seewald, the owner of Parker’s Sweet Lorraine’s Catering, is pretty straightforward about it: “Well, a really big … more

Light rail testing to begin this year for extension in Lone Tree

The Regional Transportation District southeast light rail extension in Lone Tree is expected to finish on schedule, according to RTD officials. The three additional stops south of Lincoln Station on … more
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