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A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial is held by Lincoln Community Hospital registered nurse Deanne Kahler of Hugo as she prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to patients at the hospital in Hugo on Wednesday, Feb. 24 2021.

Monkeypox, COVID-19 and polio: should Coloradans be concerned?

The Biden administration declared a national health emergency for the rising cases of Monkeypox on Aug. 4. Pair that with one New Yorker contracting Polio and a new COVID-19 variant, a question …
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Lorie Gillis named Arvada City Manager

After a months-long search, Arvada has found its next city manager — and she’s been here all along. Lori Gillis — Arvada’s deputy city manager since 2014 — will …
Image of location of Aug. 9, 2022, plane crash that South Metro Fire Rescue shared via Twitter.

Updated: One dead after plane crashes near Centennial Airport

One fatality occurred Aug. 9 after a small, single-engine plane crashed near the FedEx building located at 14250 Grasslands Drive in unincorporated Douglas County, South Metro Fire Rescue said via …
Audrey Todd, 17, died in a car wreck on Aug. 5 after the car she was in was struck head-on by an alleged drunk driver.

Castle Rock responds to teen victims of car wreck

Castle Rock community members are coming together to support the families of four teens involved in a head-on car wreck around midnight Aug. 5.
Preston Adams, playing Hud, is lifted by his castmates as they sing "Aquarius" during an Aug. 2 dress rehearsal of "Hair" at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Golden's Miners Alley Playhouse debuts largest production ever

For the next two months, only good “Hair” days are allowed at Miners Alley Playhouse. On Aug. 5, the downtown Golden theater debuted its largest production ever, the American tribal love-rock musical “Hair.”

From the editor: The Golden Transcript contributed to systemic racism. Let’s talk about it.

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A ducky day for Evergreen as annual derby sends 7,500 plastic fowl down Bear Creek
Collective chants of “drop the ducks!” could likely be heard for miles as everyone in downtown Evergreen cheered in anticipation of the big duck drop of 2022.
CAE's 130 for $130 fundraiser a fun way for art lovers to get artwork
Few fundraisers in the foothills are as thrilling as Center for the Arts Evergreen’s 130 for $130.
Centennial Arts and Cultural Foundation's first concert: 'The Perfect Playlist'
Cheers erupted from the audience as School of Rock musicians took the stage at Centennial Center Park on July 31, featuring impressive guitar solos and high energy as the young performers jumped …
Local nonprofit changing lives of women thousands of miles from Lakewood
The beautiful Central American country of Guatemala is a land of contradictions. Known for its soaring mountains, sand dunes, rivers, lakes and wetlands, its natural beauty and colorful cities are well recognized — but perhaps not as much as its societal struggles.  Like the U.S., Guatemala shares a border with Mexico. But in many ways, that’s where the similarities between the two nations end.
Kidchella Day at Riverdale Regional Park
Kidchella Kids day at the Adams County Fair on August 5 was a fun day for kids to enjoy rides, games, activities and a petting zoo. The fair hosted the day aimed at kids with family-friendly …
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Three Douglas County schools in the Highlands Ranch area were put on lockdown briefly and then under a secure perimeter for police response unrelated to the schools.
A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court …
Littleton City Council gave the green light to staff Aug. 9 to begin drafting language for an inclusionary housing ordinance that would mandate affordable homes for new developments as well as grant major incentives for builders to create majority-affordable units.
With tighter federal standards in hand for so-called "forever chemicals" in drinking water, state officials and experts disagree over whether any amount is safe to ingest. …
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Boys golf Horizon High School finished 16th at the Broomfield Eagles Classic Aug. 9 at Broadlands Golf Course. Jaden Trujillo was the team medalist with his score of 96, Grant Papke finished with …
Boys golf Northglenn's Logan Mosher was the team medalist at the sixth annual Eagle Classic at Broadlands Golf Course Aug. 9. He fired an 18-over par total of 90. Rye Taylor finished with a …
Boys golf DENVER -- Bielly Phasay was Westminster's team medalist at the DPS Invite at Wellshire Golf Course Aug. 8. He fired an 11-over par 82. Trystian Martin had a 123, and Gabriel …
Boys golf Legacy fnished seventh in the Broomfield Eagle Classic Aug. 9 at Broadlands Golf Course. Ben Cerretani fired a 3-over 75. Dylan Akers finished with a 78, and Jensen Reiderer carded an …
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Any great work of art is immersive — what differentiates these classics to what immersive art is seen as today is a matter of purpose and choice.
As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll …
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then taking a walk through most metro area communities can be a delightful treat for the eyes.
Having Big Boy 4014, Union Pacific's massive 1940s-era steam train engine, blast through Fort Lupton and Bright is becoming an annual experience. This is the third year straight the rail company …
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