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Independent bookstores here to stay in the Denver metro area

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Aspen Grove in Littleton, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about LEGOs. … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Not quite Cooperstown, but in the ballpark

The one-of-a-kind bat swung by Ty Cobb, the former holder of the all-time hits record before Pete Rose. A room of historic team jerseys. Baseball’s role in the American story. You’ll find all of … more

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter … more

Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer … more

Game’s reach goes beyond beach

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in … more

Sterling Ranch welcomes 100th family

Dave and Leslie Samson had been married five years and were looking to transition from a two-story home in Denver to a ranch-style home they could call their own. After touring several areas, … more

Rush Creek project: The power is blowin’ in the wind

On the hottest day of the year so far, dozens of Elbert County residents, local and state elected officials and Xcel Energy representatives gathered at the home of Jan and Virgil Kochis in Matheson, … more

Filming likely to grow in Colorado

When Parker resident Michelle Ullman began preparing for the first season of her television show, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman,” it was important that she “put our fork where our mouth … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more

Healing Garden blossoms as peaceful space

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in December debuted its new Healing Garden but didn’t celebrate the grand opening until June, when the garden reached full bloom and was breathing new life into a … more

Making a splash at area’s parks and splash pads

There are about 97 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year, which means there's a good chance residents are going to need to find ways to beat the heat several times as the summer goes on. more

Options abound for fireworks fun

Independence Day offers a wealth of options for those looking to see the night sky lit up with color and sound. One of the biggest celebrations has been held at Denver’s Civic Center Park for the … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Mountain Vista athlete is double honoree in baseball

One of the debates in baseball that has been around for a long time questions whether pitching or hitting is more vital for successful baseball teams. Good pitching is important, especially late in … more

Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who … more

Jamie Tatum named Girls Soccer Player of Year

Jamie Tatum’s scoring statistics aren’t overwhelming, but the Rock Canyon senior midfield soccer player showed the ability to produce when it counted. Tatum, who will continue playing at the next … more

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve … more

Parker Days gives early welcome to summer

The 2018 Parker Days Festival came to a close June 10, the fourth day of carnival rides, vendor booths and concerts held by the Parker Chamber of Commerce. The event drew thousands of area residents … more

Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing … more
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