News of the Week

Castle Rock mayor muses on next term

Heading into his second term as Castle Rock’s mayor after running uncontested, Jason Gray feels confident voters are supportive of his model of “growth with vision” when it comes to …

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

Front Range law enforcement, community groups fight against hate crimes

From 2018 to 2020, reported incidents of hate crimes in Colorado more than doubled, according to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

1 killed, 1 injured in Castle Rock shooting after fight

An overnight shooting left one person dead and another injured, and police have taken the suspect into custody, the Castle Rock Police Department said.

Words about LGBTQ+ community matter, say leaders across Denver area in wake of Club Q shooting

In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, city and county leaders to the north are among those denouncing hate and violence.

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.

Parker approves downtown development deal

Revitalizing downtown Parker continues to move forward as the town council voted 5-1 on Nov. 7 to approve a massive development agreement with Confluence Companies.

Rogers Behavioral Health opens first Colorado location in Arapahoe County

Colorado residents looking for mental health treatments focused on anxiety, depression and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have a new option — Rogers Behavioral Health.  The …

Haunted house is subject of talk

Carol Roberts shared a perfect Halloween tale on Oct. 28 with residents at the age-restricted apartment community Vita in Littleton — an account of her time spent in an old white house in Chanute, …

News

Three juveniles in custody; police recover one handgun at Prairie View High School

Brighton police and 27J School District officials said a Dec. 1 lockdown at Prairie View High School may have started with an altercation off campus. Police eventually arrested three juveniles and …

Sweetgreen opens fourth Colorado location in Highlands Ranch

The popular fast-casual and veggie-focused chain sweetgreen is celebrating the opening of its first Douglas County location in Highlands Ranch on Dec. 2 by partnering with a local nonprofit that …

Collectable holiday ornament from 'Colorado's home' now available

The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund’s 2022 holiday ornament is now available. The 14th in the collectable holiday ornament series, the 2022 ornament is inspired by the 1914 …

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Headed for the Super Bowl, Pop Warner style

Believe it or not, a football team from Colorado is going to the Super Bowl this year. No, the team doesn’t hail from Dove Valley. They don’t spend $170 million annually on their roster. And they …
Life

Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer

Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the …

Holiday Art Market opens at Depot

In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art …

Itinerant ecologist shares memories

Doug Reagan grabs your attention immediately! “A full moon floats over the surface of Lac de Guiers, Senegal” ... he’s out with a flashlight, “looking for the red eye shine of crocodiles.” …

MCA Denver shares artists’ creative process

There’s a podcast now for almost everything — listeners can get guidance on tackling mental health challenges, learn about practically any period of history and develop strategies for a fantasy …
Sports

Valor, Creek to vie for championship

Valor Christian earned another shot at Cherry Creek on Nov. 26 with a 42-41 double overtime victory over Ralston Valley in a Class 5A semifinal playoff game at Valor Christian. After Ralston Valley …

Ponderosa sees state quarterfinal game against Erie slip away

There are “tale of two halves” football games. Then there was the Ponderosa-Erie Class 4A state quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at EchoPark Stadium. No. 3-seeded Ponderosa, behind …

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
Voices

Column: Seniors’ Council meeting to explore cohousing

If you crave a closer community connection, but still value living independently in your own home, cohousing might be right for you. Trish Becker, executive director of the Cohousing Association of …

From the Editor: Support your local newsroom and local nonprofits

We are in the full swing of the holiday season — the time for giving and helping others. Instead of getting, Colorado residents can make a difference by giving during this holiday season through …

Column: Maintaining the attitude of gratitude

The executive had put out a message out to his network that he was looking to hire top-performing salespeople for his team. While reconnecting with a former colleague, he also mentioned to her that …

Welcome the holiday season to the Denver area

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! At this time of year, people are constantly searching for fun ways to explore the metro area and all it has to offer — maybe you have family in from out of town …

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …
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