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Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

Elbert County library system vows ‘equitable access’

Pines & Plains Libraries, the Elbert County library district, issued a statement July 2 saying that, “in the wake of worldwide protests condemning disproportionate violence and institutional … more

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James … more

Elbert County Agricultural Alliance has high hopes for home

The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance, in collaboration with Elizabeth Parks and Recreation, will hold its third annual Homestead Fair on Oct. 10 at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. Diane Cribley, … more

Englewood schools prepare for in-person learning

Tasked with finding a way to safely bring students back to in-person learning while striving to provide critical student needs like food, Englewood Schools is finalizing frameworks that will guide a … more

COVID-19 hits Englewood finances; damage limited

Despite non-essential businesses being closed due to the pandemic for two months, Englewood officials remain confident the financial impact of COVID-19 on the city won’t be severe. Sales and use … more

Arapahoe High School football coach likes what he sees

Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said … more

Cherry Creek School District district schedules graduations

The joyous yet unorthodox celebrations where Cherry Creek School District graduates cruised through car parades in their caps and gowns this spring won’t be the final page in the students’ senior … more

Challenges abound as Littleton Public Schools works to reopen classrooms

Littleton Public Schools is planning on resuming in-person learning on schedule this fall, but there are a lot of kinks to work out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials say situations could … more

Centennial's Goodson Recreation Center doubles as site for sculptures

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District has a Public Art Committee that has developed an Art-on-Loan Program, which exhibits large outdoor artworks by area sculptors for a year, giving artists … more

ThunderRidge High School football coach looks at past for future

Doug Nisenson is a former football player at ThunderRidge High School and he’s now the head football coach for the Grizzlies. ThunderRidge won two Class 4A state football championships in 2004 and … more

Lone Tree teens stand for BLM on Independence Day

Three Lone Tree teens spent their Independence Day protesting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, saying they hoped to make the point that July 4 does not mark a day of freedom for … more

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome … more

People love to hear a good, positive story

Some of us like to tell a good story, some enjoy hearing a good story, and some of us appreciate both. And although there are a few people who seem to derive pleasure from a bad or negative story, I … more

Letter to the editor: Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot

Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot Guns and safety will be a big topic in the next legislative session and it’s important that Coloradans have their voice heard. Our state laws are evidence-based … more

Letter to the editor: Wrong approach on surprise bills

Wrong approach on surprise bills Federal COVID-19 relief efforts have helped many small businesses survive, but our health-care workers remain hard hit. In April, more than 1.4 million lost their … more

Letter to the editor: Civil War statue was part of Colorado’s story

Statue was part of Colorado’s story Meet my great-grandfather, John Dare Howland, designer of the Civil War statue that stood near Colorado’s Capitol. “Jack” Howland, was born in Zanesville, … more

Parker boy raises money for frontline workers

Eight-year-old Jack Templin proudly presented Parker Adventist Hospital with a $300 check to help frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19. Templin, of Parker, wanted to do something to help … more

Parker's H2O’Brien Pool is back in the swim

H2O’Brien Pool welcomed its first guests of the season July 6, Parker Parks and Recreation announced. The pool underwent renovations during the offseason, replacing the old play structure with a … more
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