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Letter to the editor: Support teachers

Support teachers In reference to Smith Young’s and CJ Smothers’ recent letters to the editor on teachers and pay: Teachers deserve every vacation break and holiday given to them. Most spend their … more

Free app guides process of creating oral histories

During the family trip this summer to visit Aunt Linda, or perhaps while enjoying a Rockies game with your dad, it is now easy and convenient to begin the process of capturing precious memories from … more

Bird of prey slated to swoop into photography gathering

Devin Jaffe of Nature’s Educators will be guest speaker for an upcoming meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. June 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., … more

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy … more

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

My Name Is... Victoria Childress of Highlands Ranch

About me I live in Highlands Ranch. I go to Colorado Connections Academy online school. I like all subjects, except for science. For fun, I go outside and I like my music lessons and ballet. I have … more

Hickenlooper vetoes bill shielding child autopsies

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 1 vetoed a bill that would have withheld child autopsies from public inspection, delivering a victory to government transparency advocates and news … more

Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a … more

LGBTQ rights supporters rally after Supreme Court decision

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies — including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — took to the steps of the state Capitol in Denver on June 4 in a show of unity hours after the U.S. … more

Meghna Chowdhury named Tennis Player of Year

Sophomore Meghna Chowdhury became the first Rock Canyon player to advance to the state tennis tournament finals, which was an amazing improvement from a year ago. Chowdhury lost only three matches … more

Pinball festival includes tournaments, classes, more

Pinball wizards and gamers can play hundreds of pinball, retro and classic arcade video games at this weekend’s Ultimate Pinball and Gamer Festival. Play for fun or opt-in to compete for glory, … more

Summer Art Market is creativity overload

Through the year, Art Students League of Denver welcomes artists from across the metro area to learn — and to teach in many types, techniques and styles of visual arts — and to associate with … more

HRCA honored for going green

The Highlands Ranch Community Association is being recognized internationally for its eco-friendly practices. In April, the HRCA was one of three organizations honored as model examples of … more

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a … more

My Name Is ... Sandy Perkins of Centennial

Going south I grew up in southeast Denver. My husband and I were high-school sweethearts. We knew the area, so we moved to Littleton from Denver. We've been in the Backcountry (in Highlands Ranch) … more

Littleton tea room offers a European getaway

Natasha du Coco wants her new tea room in downtown Littleton to be a place where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A place where customers aren’t checking their email or … more

'An opportunity to see heroes'

The event was dedicated to recognizing officers who had acted heroically, showed impeccable training and saved lives throughout the year, but at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office 2018 Award … more

Castle Rock soccer league has deeper mission

The Douglas County Fairgrounds' athletic fields on May 31 were buzzing with activity — baseball games and families chatting as they watched their children. Field No. 4 was alive, too. The game: … more

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off … more
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