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Letter to the editor: Klotz and his empty claims

Klotz and his empty claims I am responding to Merlin Klotz, Douglas County’s Clerk and Recorder, supporting the futile attempt to overturn the free and fair election of Nov. 3, 2020. The recent … more

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter … more

Colorado leaders react to Biden inauguration

Colorado officials on Wednesday marked the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with Democrats offering messages of congratulations and conveying determination to … more

The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the … more

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in … more

New year, new possibilities

A new year is upon us and 2020 is but a bad memory. It is important though, to learn what we can from the events of last year, to better prepare for any opportunities in 2021 and beyond. It is hard … more

Douglas County School Board votes to continue remote education

After an hours-long debate, the Douglas County School Board broke with a recommendation from its superintendent to launch hybrid learning on Monday and instead voted to keep middle and high schools … more

Roxborough man charged in connection with Capitol insurrection

A Roxborough-area man is facing federal charges after allegedly participating in the insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Patrick Montgomery, 48, faces one charge of … more

‘Apron Chronicles’ exhibit coming to end of journey

History Colorado at 1200 Broadway in Denver is a wonderful spot for family (or individual) visits on a winter — or actually, any — day. Exhibits take you back to the state’s years-ago history … more

Word on the heat: Forget the controversy, enjoy your chiles

Hatch, Pueblo, Anaheim or an upstart from Greeley — Coloradans have differences of opinion on who grows green chiles best. But when it comes to the state’s love for the spicy fruit (yes, fruit), … more

View from Rueter-Hess incline 'real special'

Word is getting out about the Rueter-Hess Recreation Area in northern Douglas County, the newest attraction to the county's plethora of outdoor activities. The incline, which opened Nov. 26, has … more

Doxxing by Parker man caused fear for woman, family

All it took was the ring of a doorbell for Sarah Tuneberg’s 10-year-old son to burst into tears. The tension in the Denver home had already felt palpable as Tuneberg was grappling with how to keep … more

State legislator ‘surprised’ to find Trump supporters behind Capitol violence

A state legislator who publicly called into question whether it was truly supporters of the president who stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 now acknowledges that most of the people who have been … more

Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands … more

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and … more

Quarantine protocols change in Douglas County School District

Quarantine protocols for the Douglas County School District have changed again during the COVID-19 pandemic under new state guidance. The district will now ask people exposed to the virus to … more

Entries sought for Douglas County Art Encounters program

Area artists are invited to submit work to the Douglas County Art Encounters program. Art Encounters, which was founded in 2007, is a year-long, outdoor sculpture exhibit showcasing sculptures in … more

Open house to focus on Crowfoot Valley Road improvements

The Town of Castle Rock will hold a virtual open house later this month to discuss Crowfoot Valley Road traffic-control options. Improvements to the road have been planned to address increasing … more

Centennial man found dead after search

The body of a man identified as Brian Patterson of Centennial, whose vehicle was found in a recreational area of Douglas County, was located during a search by multiple agencies, the Douglas County … more

Local aw enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on … more
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