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Cherry Creek School Board candidate describes physical sexual misconduct against woman in memoir about his Navy service

Editor’s note: This article includes vulgar language and discusses non-consensual sexual contact.  In a memoir, Cherry Creek school board candidate Steve McKenna described the non-consensual touching of a woman’s hair with his penis while in the Navy during the 1991 Tailhook convention. McKenna, a Navy veteran who is running for the District A seat on…

Non-credible threat made against Cherry Creek Schools following “hundreds” of false claims about staff, library books

False claims about staff and library books in the Cherry Creek School District led to a threat being made against five buildings, according to a Sept. 26 letter from Superintendent Christopher Smith.  In the letter to families, Smith said that last week, the school district received hundreds of emails, calls and social media comments “making…


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Legend dominates Douglas County in soccer play, leads league with 3-0 record

Legend had an easy 8-0 Continental League boys’ soccer win over Douglas County on Sept. 19, but Titans’ head coach Daniel Pennington isn’t taking anything for granted. The Titans scored seven goals in the second half, improving their overall record to 5-1-1 and 3-0 in league play. Douglas County dropped to 2-4 overall, and 0-2…

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Column: ‘Thoughtful Intuition’ exhibit will run until January

Denver-based Japanese artist Taiko Chandler has installed a new exhibit at the Littleton Museum called “Thoughtful Intuition,” which runs through Jan. 7, 2024. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission is free. There will be a…

Coming Attractions: Hard questions and healing at ‘The Laramie Project’

When a tragedy happens, how do the victims and community at large pick up the pieces?   Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming town of Laramie is still grappling with the reverberations of the event. That story is the focus of “The Laramie Project,” the latest production at the Arvada Center,…

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…

Column: A Seussical musical at Lakewood Culture Center

It may not be a “proper” word, but when someone describes something as Seussian, you basically know what it means. Dr. Seuss is famous the world over for the fantastical and surreal worlds he created and populated with characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Lorax. 


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Letter: Lopsided coverage

I continue to be amazed at the lopsided news coverage of political corruption. Either we’re told, “Nothing to see here!”…

Letter – Able Shepherd off-base

Able Shepherd off-base Regarding the Colorado Community Media article “Emails show Able Shepherd organized PrideFest protest, despite denial”: Given the…

Letter – Stop bad-mouthing equity

Stop bad-mouthing equity In the recent LTE by Susan Renton, she erroneously combines equity with preferential treatment of certain identity…

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