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Want to referee basketball? There’s a class for that in Evergreen

Kids as young as 13 can become certified referees for real middle and high school games with the right training. The course offered through Evergreen Sports Officials is taught by Clear Creek Middle and High School Coach Phil Mauro.  The idea, according to Mauro, is to get kids involved in sports by teaching the rules…

Living in the past: Georgetown Community School fourth graders portray historical characters

Historical figures William Hamill, John Tomay, Sophie Galley and Isabella Bird have made an appearance in Georgetown. Those four and more historical characters were portrayed by Georgetown Community School fourth graders on Nov. 17, the culmination of a unit on the area’s history. They made their presentation as part of the Devil’s Gate History Series…

DA charges six additional officers involved in the shooting death of Christian Glass

Fifth Judicial District Attorney Heidi McCollum has filed misdemeanor charges against six current and former law-enforcement officers involved in the shooting death of Christian Glass last year in Clear Creek County.  Former Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office deputy Tim Collins, Colorado Division of Gaming Enforcement Investigators Mary Harris and Christa Lloyd, Idaho Springs Police Officer…



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Prep basketball: Colorado moves closer to implementing a shot clock

Colorado’s high school basketball programs are a bit closer to seeing a shot clock. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors officially recommended the use of a 35-second shot clock, effective in the 2026-2027 school year. This summer, CHSAA’s website said three in five athletic directors and district athletic directors wanted a shot…

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Arts & Culture

Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what’s next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A…

Idaho Springs Library celebrates 15 newly published authors

The culmination of 10 weeks of writing and rewriting in Meghan Phillips’ third grade class was recognized Nov. 14 with a ceremony attended by more than 60 kids, parents and community leaders. “You need these skills and will use them every day for the rest of your life,” Idaho Springs Mayor Chuck Harmon told the…

Coming attractions: Pay tribute to 10th Mountain Division at History Colorado

There are all kinds of stories that get forgotten in the fog of war, stories that need to be retold to give those who served the respect they deserve.   That’s the ethos behind Winter Warriors, the History Colorado Center’s, 1200 Broadway in Denver, latest exhibition, which is a tribute to World War II’s 10th…

From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…


Columns & Opinion

Column: The meaning of life

I enjoy watching “Valley of the Dolls,” a movie based on the novel by Jaqueline Susann. The flick, in my estimation, is…

Column: Unwind after work

Stress has become part of our daily lives thanks to the never-ending demands of work, family and other responsibilities that…

Column: Living life to the fullest

“Lonesome Dove” is one of the rare stories that played well both in its original novel form and in film,…


Letter: Dump the school board

The School Board lacks transparency, competency and ethics. They have a marginal reputation for educational quality and many parents look…

Local LIFE

WinterFest brings magic to Thornton

Thornton’s WinterFest — a family-focused holiday celebration highlighted this year by fireworks and drone displays — returns Dec. 8-10 to Carpenter Park, 11000 Colorado Blvd. During WinterFest, the city creates a holiday village on the park’s playing fields, with structures that include Santa’s house, an elves’ cottage, a reindeer hospital and a gingerbread house, all…

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