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Study provides grounds to avoid using opioids for chronic pain

A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn backaches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Dry weather and high winds bring fire hazards in Colorado

South Metro Fire Rescue has responded to more than 22 fire calls since Feb. 23, half of which were vegetation fires throughout the district. SMFR has assisted other agencies with battling fires as … more

Hate is a hunger that consumes with no chance of being sated

Hate” is a brutal word. It’s final, and it comes without nuance. It gets the job done if your vocabulary is, uh, um, like, limited, or if you need something right now in the heat of the moment. … more

Sticking with it and sticking to it — a recipe for success

A couple of months ago, many of us made our commitments to our New Year’s resolutions or our goals for this year. Law of averages and historical data tell us that there is a certain percentage of … more

Yoga is practical method to achieve more ease in aging

“Yoga” can be kind of a taboo word. You might have heard it’s all about spiritual healing and heavy breathing in a sweaty room. Maybe you think it’s just for trendy California youngsters or … more

Douglas County students to participate in school walkout planned for March 14

Some Douglas County students are planning to join schools across the nation in a walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. The event, called “#Enough National School Walkout,” is in response to the Feb. 14 … more

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … more

Photographer sheds light on capturing the night

Landscape photographer Glenn Randall has written extensively about mountain climbing and photography and after 20 years, has focused on the photography part — developing a special skill for … more

Build it and burn it to learn it

At this point in their training, a group of firefighter recruits from across the Denver metro area have learned the basic skills. They’ve studied all about hose work, personal protective gear, … more

Arvada Center explores dark side of American Dream

There are certain expectations that come with seeing an Arthur Miller show — it’s going to be intense, heady and dramatic. His 1947 masterpiece “All My Sons” certainly fits the bill. It’s … more

DMNS exhibit lets there be lights

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has played host to countless numbers of traveling exhibits over the years. These exhibits come from all over the world, and from some of the most respected … more

Volunteers preserve historic apple trees

A group of volunteers recently took to the small but resilient orchard of the Lucas Homestead, located on Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown, hunting for apple tree scions. Their mission: to … more

Douglas County schools raise big money for Make-A-Wish

Once a year, students in Douglas County spend a week raising money for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The school district never disappoints — this year it has raised $309,360 and is … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

Agatha Christie style is at work in show on Littleton stage

It was a dark and stormy night — 10 strangers are gathered in an isolated English country estate — unable to leave if they wanted to — and the host is dead! Sound familiar? Director Bob Wells … more

Jaguars roar into Final Four

Rock Canyon's boys basketball team was top-ranked for a majority of the season in the poll. The Jaguars were the top-seed in this season's Class 5A state tournament pairings but came … more

Valor takes hockey success to next level

Valor Christian's hockey team was virtually untested during the regular season . So when the seedings were announced for the state hockey playoffs, there were doubts about the Eagles' strength of … more

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital to unveil painting

Sunset’s bright reflection ties Cindy Welch’s new watercolor painting to the land around Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, and the artwork was commissioned in late 2017 by hospital CEO Todd … more
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