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Integrated Family Community Services provides 500 food boxes to families at Arapahoe Community College event

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Integrated Family Community Services, or IFCS, hosted a Fresh Thanks event to provide grocery boxes for holiday meal support to the community at Arapahoe Community College.  Todd McPherson, director of development, said the Nov. 18 event went well with great weather and community engagement.  McPherson said people were grateful for access to the…



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Clear Creek girls basketball to rely on quality over quantity in 2023

Securing numbers for the girls basketball team at Clear Creek High School hasn’t been easy. So the school has brought in a decorated coaching staff for reinforcements.  The Golddiggers have won just 21 games in the last five years. That makes the Class 2A state championship of 2018, in which Clear Creek finished as runner-up,…

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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…

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…


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Letter to the editor: Thank you, Sonya

To Sonya Ellingboe: Reading of your retirement, my heart was filled with conflicting emotions. First, a sense of support for…

Letter to the editor: Girl power 2023

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, was the first “Girl Power” event, a collaboration between the Sturm Collaboration Campus, Arapahoe Community College,…

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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