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At least 20 cars were broken into in Douglas County in late January, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in gathering information on the case and …
Highlands Ranch Metro District and the Centennial Water and Sanitation District are seeking candidates for the upcoming elections on May 2 for the respective boards of directors.  Both the …
Douglas County School District is preparing to consolidate elementary schools in the Highlands Ranch area in 2026 due to declining enrollment, while looking to build new schools in surrounding neighborhoods.
This winter has brought a unique weather pattern along the Front Range. For Douglas County, the snow has remained on the ground for a longer period of time, creating ice packed areas.
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …
The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the …
At 16, his car was his first real taste of freedom. At the age of 22, Christian Glass died in an incident involving a former Clear Creek deputy on June 10, 2022 in the same Honda Pilot he drove on his 16th birthday.
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Saying goodbye to a goldfish, python or other special pet?

What started out as a typical funeral home business for Mike Heflebower has expanded into a family operation to provide family pets with an equal amount of love and care.

Letter - Support pet bill

Support pet bill Many of us know first-hand the challenges of finding housing or homeowners insurance if we have a pet. House Bill 23-1068 would offer important assistance to help pet owners, which …

From the Editor: Heart of the matter

We are fully emerged into February, the month each year when medical professionals and healthcare organizations try to bring more awareness to heart health. While it should be a year-round priority …

Battle of the heavyweights

This one had all the best ingredients: the top two boys basketball teams in the state of Colorado, rivalry, history, talent and over a thousand fans squeezed in tight, ready to take it all in. And …

Creek girls coalesce as team

Cherry Creek’s girls basketball team is starting to believe and practice the team concept that so many coaches believe. The Bruins are ranked third in the Jan. 30 Class 6A poll on CHSAANow.com and …

Athletes sign with colleges

National Letter of Intent signing day was Feb. 3 and here is a list of all athletes this year who have been reported by high schools to have signed and which colleges they will be attending next …
Culture Stories

Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth …
Life
Life
Stories on Stage features Peter Heller
Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …
Momentous treaty coming to Denver
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …
‘In the Trenches’ looks at parenting
Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — …
Napoleon with a twist at Buntport
The Death of Napoleon” plays through Feb. 18 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver and is the 51st original play written by this clever crew. “Loosely based” on historical facts, they …
Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’
Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home.
Pianist to perform with Arapahoe Philharmonic
The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Pianist Lorraine Min will appear with the orchestra in a concert called “Rhythm and Blue” featuring …
Arts, Culture, Music

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

‘Entanglements’ with nature

Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts starts off a new year with “Entanglements,” a new lens-based exhibit of works by 11 national and international artists, which will run …

Native artist and author shares her work, journey at Koelbel Library

Whether it be painting captivating murals on a high school’s cafeteria wall or decorating the decks of skateboards, the versatile artwork Danielle SeeWalker creates is representative of what …

‘Spamalot’ parodies King Arthur’s realm

King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at …
OBITUARIES
SPORTS
Sports

CHSAA signs partnership with Children’s Colorado

AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association and Children’s Hospital combined to bring educational services from the hospital to CHSAA member schools. New Commissioner Mike …

Hershberger, Terry dazzle in Rock Canyon victory over Douglas County

Douglas County Huskies, say hello to the Rock Canyon Jaguars' Mac Terry and Gavin Hershberger.

Valor girls defeat Grandview

There was nothing at stake except for maybe pride, but the Valor Christian girls basketball team played really well. Valor and Grandview, last season’s two teams in the state championship game, met …

Rock Canyon hangs tough in loss to Highlands Ranch

Two girls basketball programs, separated on the court over the years by a lot more than the two miles that separate them on the map, collided Jan. 13 in the Denver suburbs. One was Highlands Ranch, a …

ThunderRidge rally barely falls short

Highlands Ranch — Wow. After what was an all-out slugfest between back-to-back state champion ThunderRidge and upset-minded Cherry Creek on the hardwood the night of Jan. 6, that’s all that could …

Borgmann, former CHSAA assistant commissioner, dies

When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …

Lutheran girls step up hoops efforts

Lutheran's girls basketball has a rugged challenge ahead this season but the Lions are starting to play better. The Class 4A school in Parker recently won the girls version of the Pride of Parker …
VOICES
Voices

Letter - Avoid disinformation

Avoid disinformation In a recent letter to the editor, Laureen Boll (Douglas County FAIR chapter leader and Douglas County Libraries Foundation chair) writes how “some parents” have taken it upon …

Letter - Equality, equity both needed

Equality, equity both needed Intercultural competence is the capability to shift perspective and adapt behavior effectively across cultures. Including learning how to think, act, communicate and work …

Letter - School taxes are worth it

School taxes are worth it I received my property tax bill Jan. 21 and was pleased that my portion to fund Douglas County Schools only reflected a modest increase from last year. My pleasure was …

Letter - Moderation needed

Moderation needed The World Economic Forum’s main excuse for all the world’s ills is climate change — tied to the lack of energy supply diversification, food shortages, and cost-of-living …

Letter - Intimidation was intent

Intimidation was intent Thank you for covering the appearance of FEC United and the UADF at the December Douglas County School District’s Equity Advisory Council meeting. This is an important …
Columnists
Castle Rock Town Talk - Reflecting on 2022, looking ahead to 2023
A month into the new year, we’re excited about the opportunities 2023 will bring, and we’re proud of the achievements of our Town Council and staff in 2022. Throughout 2022, we prioritized our …
Column: Rising above the noise
Starting in 1996 I began living in Highlands Ranch and in 2001 bought a small a condo in Edwards, Colorado. The elevation in Highlands Ranch is about 5,800 feet, and Edwards is just over 7,500 feet. …
Column: Playing through the pain
The game was close, there was less than two minutes to go, and the field was a mix of snow and slush. On the previous play, his hand had been caught between two helmets as he attempted to make the …
From the Editor: Average is OK
Being average is OK. I will say that again. Being average is OK. I recently started listening to the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#@@.” I have to admit my husband recommended it a couple …
From the Editor: Housing in-depth
In recent weeks, Colorado Community Media unveiled the long-time-coming series — The Long Way Home. Throughout most of 2022, all our reporters from all regions worked on developing an in-depth look …
Column: Sell the sizzle and buy the sizzle
Recently I went back and reread the book “Sizzlemanship” by Elmer Wheeler. Elmer Wheeler is credited with being one of the original pioneers of sales skills training and motivation industry. …

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