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Joe Hix, left, his brother Dean Lockhead, and Lockhead's dog Fenriz on a hiking trip a few years before Hix was killed.

'People see it as a homeless junkie getting killed'

On a lonely spot in the industrial district where the Little Dry Creek bike path crosses Platte River Drive in northwest Englewood, a hand-engraved metal plate is screwed into a wooden post. It …
Last year, Suzi McCumber was prepped for radiation treatment by Vicki Slat-Vasquez, clinical nurse at the Infusion Center at UCHealth Cancer Center-Highlands Ranch. McCumber went through treatment for more than a year. Now, she has successfully moved on to taking a pill to keep breast cancer at bay.

Women still behind in breast cancer screenings

Just over two years after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Suzi McCumber continues to stress the importance of regular screenings. If McCumber had not gotten the recommended …
Warren Stokes of Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood stands with one of his maze art pieces called "Ivory vs Enamel." Stokes uses his art as a healing mechanism, in his profession as a teacher and for activism.

Breaking the ice with art: Washington Park resident shares his maze pieces to combat racial division

Warren Stokes loves his neighborhood. He enjoys his daily six-block walk from his home to Washington Park, where he goes to create his art. But he has noticed that other pedestrians will often cross …
Marcus Turner, the director of communications and audience services at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, left, and Emily Grace King, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, stand Sept. 16 near a sculpture at the center’s “sculpture field.” The piece by Scottie Burgess, made with railroad ties and wood paint, is titled “Ties Forward.”

Denver-area arts programs offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at …
People who attended the Aug. 24 Douglas County School Board meeting stood in support of comment they supported and faced the back of the room when they disagreed with public comment.

Douglas County leaders grapple with raucous meetings

Several security guards and uniformed officers positioned themselves between the audience at an Aug. 24 meeting of the Douglas County School Board and the board's seats at the dais.  Confusion …

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on …

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There are roughly 400 birds within the grounds of the Gabriel Foundation. When walking through the halls and throughout the enclosures, they can be found everywhere, including above your head!

A parrot paradise in the country

Near the corner of County Roads 13 and 158 in exurban Elbert County, about 12 miles southeast of downtown Parker, you'll see large, vibrantly colored parrots, living joyful lives within the grounds …

Developers' plans for Littleton's Aspen Grove collide with community concern

Littleton residents packed the city council chamber for a marathon night of public comment during an Oct. 5 council meeting. The topic at hand: contention over the proposed redevelopment of Aspen Grove, a shopping center in south Littleton that has for years seen declining revenue. 
A view of Castle Rock over its namesake town.

Castle Rock looks to have say on nearby development

To protect the town against the negative impacts of continued development in the neighboring unincorporated areas of Douglas County, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the first steps in …

Trial begins for Texas trucker charged in fiery I-70 crash

Opening statements in the trial for Rogel Aguilera-Maderos, the truck driver charged in a deadly crash that killed four people on eastbound I-70 in 2019, got underway Sept. 28. Aguilera-Maderos, …

Mayor questions Thornton councilor’s residency status

Thornton City Councilors will go into a closed-door executive session Oct. 5 to discuss whether Ward 1 City Councilor Jacque Phillips is really living in her ward. Phillips, elected to the City …
Lloyd Chavez IV

Teen gets 40 years to life in shooting of high school student in Centennial

The father of Lloyd Chavez IV stood at the lectern in court, a stuffed animal lying beside him.
A map shows planned sites for new commercial construction near the Walmart in Elizabeth.

New commercial development coming to Elizabeth in Elbert County

New commercial development is making its way to Elizabeth. Behind the Walmart on Highway 86, big-name international, national and regional businesses will be making their way into the area within the …
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Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher.

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GREELEY -- A Weld County Sheriff's Office strike team investigation recovered eight stolen vehicles and some $140,000 worth of stolen tools from areas throughout Denver, according to a press …
For the first time in nearly 50 years, Littleton could raise its sales tax rate if a measure on the 2021 ballot passes.    Ballot Issue 3A would raise the city’s sales tax from …
This is a profile of one of the three candidates for the District D seat on the Cherry Creek School District's board. As a student at Cherry Creek High School, Schumé Navarro wasn't doing the best …
This is a profile of one of the three candidates for the District D seat on the Cherry Creek School District's board. Schools were becoming crowded on the east side of the Cherry Creek School …
Life
In 1950, metro Denver’s population hovered right around 500,000. Farms and horse properties could still be found throughout the close-in suburbs. By the mid-1970s, the population had more than …
Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best …
The Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, also known as PACE, is celebrating a decade in the community this month with a series of free and reduced-cost events. The PACE Center opened its doors …
The Colorado Carvers Club will hold its Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on the weekend of Oct. 23-24 at the West Metro Fire Training and Event Center, 3535 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood, …
Sports
Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Prairie View High School’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to play in the state’s newest classification starting in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released the draw for the state 3A softball tournament. Fort Lupton plays Strasburg at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. The winner faces either …
The Colorado High School Activities Association released the pairings for the state 4A softball tournament. First-round games are at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. The finals begin at …
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