Douglas County School Board votes to continue remote education
After an hours-long debate, the Douglas County School Board broke with a recommendation from its superintendent to launch hybrid learning on Monday and instead voted to keep middle and high schools …

Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands …
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Douglas County School District superintendent urges speedier vaccine timeline

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on …

Quarantine protocols change in Douglas County School District

Quarantine protocols for the Douglas County School District have changed again during the COVID-19 pandemic under new state guidance. The district will now ask people exposed to the virus to …
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Partridge plans to keep on working

Roger Partridge is not retiring. While his eight years as a Douglas County commissioner may be ending, the 63-year-old is anything but finished working. Soon, he will begin his new position with a …

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received …

Douglas County commissioners sworn in

Commissioners George Teal and Lora Thomas were sworn in during an in-person and virtual event hosted by Douglas County Jan. 12. Teal, who was elected in November, represents District 2, which …

Doxxing by Parker man caused fear for woman, family

All it took was the ring of a doorbell for Sarah Tuneberg’s 10-year-old son to burst into tears. The tension in the Denver home had already felt palpable as Tuneberg was grappling with how to keep …

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Englewood Police and the Arapahoe County bomb squad retrieved a suspicious package from Rotolo Park in Englewood on Jan. 20, though the device was later found to be non-explosive. The package was the second in four days retrieved from Englewood by the county bomb squad.

Bomb squad retrieves 'suspicious package' from Englewood park

Arapahoe County's bomb squad retrieved a suspicious package from Englewood's Rotolo Park on Jan. 20, though police later said it was not an explosive device. A woman walking her dog called police …
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Colorado leaders react to Biden inauguration

Colorado officials on Wednesday marked the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with Democrats offering messages of congratulations and conveying determination to …

Roxborough man charged in connection with Capitol insurrection

A Roxborough-area man is facing federal charges after allegedly participating in the insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Patrick Montgomery, 48, faces one charge of …

Local aw enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is shown addressing a chamber of commerce luncheon in January in Adams County. File photo

Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …
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Coming Attractions

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
Ada Florence Ashford, 95, is shown in her kitchen wearing the apron she put on first thing each morning in this 2004 photo by Kristina Loggia, part of the “Apron Chronicles” exhibit opening Jan. 23 at History Colorado.
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‘Apron Chronicles’ exhibit coming to end of journey

History Colorado at 1200 Broadway in Denver is a wonderful spot for family (or individual) visits on a winter — or actually, any — day. Exhibits take you back to the state’s years-ago history …
The cast of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" will perform via streaming on Jan. 29 and 30.

Virtual play gives every seat a good view of 'love and murder'

As lights go up, young Monty D’Ysquith (Matt LaFontaine) has a visitor, a washerwoman — friend to his late mother — who informs him that he is ninth in line among the D’Ysquith heirs to the …
An employee working the Santiago’s take-out window smiles for the camera in Brighton.

Word on the heat: Forget the controversy, enjoy your chiles

Hatch, Pueblo, Anaheim or an upstart from Greeley — Coloradans have differences of opinion on who grows green chiles best. But when it comes to the state’s love for the spicy fruit (yes, fruit), …
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BHS’ Bishop takes care of college choice ahead of swim season

         In the week before Christmas, Brighton High School swimmer Jespyn Bishop made his list, checked it twice and decided McKendree University was more than nice enough for him to enroll.
Douglas County guard Jaeton Hackley, who averaged about 14 points per game last year, should be a player to watch this season.

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and …

Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and …

For Winter athletes, ‘Season B’ to start later this month

The state’s winter sports (ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling boys and girls basketball and competitive spirit), now called “Season B” in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s vernacular, begin to play Monday, Jan. 25. Practice begins a week earlier.
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The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

New year, new possibilities

A new year is upon us and 2020 is but a bad memory. It is important though, to learn what we can from the events of last year, to better prepare for any opportunities in 2021 and beyond. It is hard …
Coming Attractions

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to …
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