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Tri-County Health Department extends mask order 'for duration of the pandemic'

New social distancing restrictions for Adams and Arapahoe counties, announced on Oct. 16, marked the first public health orders Tri-County Health Department has issued since its order on mask-wearing …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen.

Cherry Creek 4A, 4B ask voters to save jobs, support mental health in school district

Cutting hundreds of teachers, nurses, mental health staff, administrators and other support employees. Continued overcrowding of elementary students on the east side of the school district. The loss …

Much hinges on LPS tax vote

With ballots out and Election Day looming, volunteers are going all-out for Ballot Issue 4C, which would raise property taxes in a bid to stave off major cuts to Littleton Public Schools. “We need …
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Tri-County issues public health orders for Arapahoe, Adams counties as COVID-19 cases spike
In what could be a preview of restrictions to come, Tri-County Health Department announced a public health order for Arapahoe and Adams counties that moves up the last call for alcohol and tightens …

Q&A with David Ortiz, candidate for state House District 38

Party: Democratic Residence: Littleton Campaign website: www.davidortizcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I know how to work hard to get things done. It was hard becoming an …

Cherry Creek High student on quarantine: 'You realize how important those days in school are'

Like more than 1,000 of her fellow students did in the first two months of school in Cherry Creek School District, Nicole Hill landed in quarantine. But even when she reached the end of her two …

Q&A with Richard Champion, candidate for state House District 38

Party: Republican Residence: Columbine Valley Campaign website: www.championforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I have lived in Arapahoe County for 53 years, graduating …

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The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
Masks created by a Parker-based Facebook group to donate to local hospitals.

Tri-County Health Department extends mask order 'for duration of the pandemic'

Tri-County Health Department will extend its public health order requiring mask-wearing in public spaces "for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic," the agency announced in an Oct. 20 news …

Attack ads fly in House District 27 seat

The race for State House District 27, has gotten ugly, thanks to negative ads launched by independent groups that both the Democratic and Republican candidates call false and misleading. Brianna …
Polio survivor Robert Burnett is the newest board member for the Colorado Post-Polio Organization, which is a subsidiary of Easter Seals.

Help for polio survivors facing new challenges

Polio. The mere mention of the word can conjure images of stricken children, sometimes with painful metal braces on their limbs. Or perhaps it evokes a terrifying contraption called an iron lung, …

Campaign donations pour in for Douglas County commissioner candidates

Campaign contributions to candidates vying for two seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners already total more than 10 times the amount contributed in 2016, with tens of thousands of …
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Keeping Halloween happy — and safe

In a year that has already offered far too many tricks and too few treats, Halloween looms like a rotting jack-o’-lantern left out a week too long. What has traditionally been a time of …
Judy Madison and her husband Patrick Madison stand next to the “father” member of his family of triceratops statues created by Pat that are now in a field north of Golden. More photos at Goldentranscript.net

A Triceratastic new view north of Golden

Some 66 million years ago, herds of triceratops wandered this land. Back in 1887, paleontologists discovered the first identified triceratops fossils in the Denver area. Last weekend, a small herd of …
Coming Attractions

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton is the venue for the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” juried exhibition of visual artworks.

Yearly juried exhibit moves to new venue

“This is Colorado,” an annual juried exhibit for members of the long-running Littleton Fine Arts Guild, appears in a new venue this season: Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, where it …

Virtual sports move closer to reality

Colorado high school sports coaches and administrators have adjusted practices, games and meets to satisfy public health requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of returning to high school …
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Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A …

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COVID, politics, unrest: Dealing with conflict starts with you

There are many reasons for any of us to feel conflict lately. Political conflict is inescapable. Civil unrest is outside and in our hearts. And COVID conflicts are everywhere we are, whether it’s …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, …
Norton
Winning Words

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his …
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