STEM shooting suspect makes court appearance
The adult suspect in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting case appeared in court for one of his final hearings before going to trial this spring. During the April 9 pre-trial conference in Castle …
Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists
The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board …
The View gets green light to move forward
A 4-3 split vote by Castle Rock Town Council pitted visions to increase business vitality downtown against concerns about increasing congestion and the costs the town bears in continued development. …

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

Delayed care for major health conditions in 2020 is leading specialists through the Denver metro area to worry that it could take more than a decade to recover from the emotional, financial and …

Telehealth has been problem-solver

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the state government, the public was warned to stay home starting last March when cases of COVID started spreading in the U.S. The …
TRENDING STORIES

Castle Rock pizza shops share a slice of profits, food

Granelli’s Pizzeria and 212 Pizza Co. in Castle Rock suspended competition to team up in a time of need. The two companies agreed to share profits and food after 212 Pizza Co. was voluntarily closed …

How to combat allergy season before it sneaks up on you

(BPT) - From the longer daylight hours to the start of the growing season, spring is undoubtedly on the way. Anyone suffering from cabin fever will appreciate the chance to get outdoors, although …

Coffee Cabin raises funds for family of fallen officer

Customers lined up outside of Parker's Coffee Cabin on March 28 to pitch in to help the family of a fallen Boulder police officer. Together, the customers and the Coffee Cabin raised more than …

News

Officer-involved shooting leaves one dead

An officer-involved shooting left one man dead near Fort Lupton April 17. it happened ink the Aristocrat Ranchettes subdivision, which is northeast of town, around 8;45 a.m. Weld County …

Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …
Nine individuals or organizations were awarded with an honoree plaque at the 26th annual Good News Breakfast at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the …
Masjid Ikhlas in Northglenn, CO. The mosque, seen by many as a community hub, has been the focus of protests in recent years. In response, various community partners have rallied around the mosque to denounce the protesting.

Unity outlasts division at Masjid Ikhlas amidst years of protests

Masjid Ikhlas opened the doors of its two-story building in 1999. Through the mosque doors and up a short flight of stairs is a lobby with a rack to place shoes on. Turn left and through the hallway …

'In-person learning is here to stay'

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community last week. “In-person learning is here to …
Life
Coming Attractions

Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
Carol and Tom Newsom of Evergreen have spent their lives as artist. Carol uses watercolors and Tom paints using the gouache painting technique.

Painting for the people: Art is in Evergreen’s Tom and Carol Newsom’s blood

It is likely that most residents here unknowingly have some of Carol and Tom Newsom’s artwork in their homes. If by some odd chance their art isn’t in your home, then you’ve seen …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
A youth works on a creative project during the 2019 Girl Fierce event. The 2021 event will take place virtually on April 24.

Community conversations about the impacts of COVID

People have been feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. These impacts include — but are not limited to — feelings of disconnection and isolation. It is important to …
Sports

Skyview gets partial break in basketball reclassification

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 …

League classification moves forward

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 Central's Nathan Saracay, right, sends Fort Lupton's Jonathan Gonzales to the turf during the first half of the teams' game in Fort Lupton April 17.

Soccer: Fort Lupton upsets Aurora Central

Fort Lupton beat Aurora Central 4-2 in Colorado League soccer action April 17. The Trojans, who were the seventh-rated team in the Colorado High School Activities Association RPI poll, suffered …

Soccer playoff draw due April 20

AURORA -- Spring snowstorms forced a change in the schedule for relreasing this year's state soccer playoff brackets. The Colorado High School Activities Association pushed the end of the boys …
Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
Andrea Doray
alchemy

What I can do today

If you didn’t receive a text from me last Sunday, you’re not alone. I didn’t send any … not because of a purposeful or even conscious decision, but because the time slipped …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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