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Weed whacking Colorado’s ozone problems

Standing on a leaf-strewn lawn at Sloan’s Lake Park early on a sunny December day, Jordan Champalou says cutting ozone by switching to cleaner engines is as easy as pressing a button. And then he …

Colorado charter schools performing better

Colorado elementary and middle school students attending charter schools excelled in literacy and math at higher rates than their peers at traditional public schools throughout the pandemic, bucking …

Old motels put dent in homelessness crisis

Denver’s five-year plan to reduce by half the number of people who are homeless and living outdoors relies on a relatively new strategy — buying up old motels and converting them into housing.  …

After month of free fares, many riders stayed with RTD

After Colorado offered $28 million to make public transit free for the month of August — in an effort to ease air pollution when ozone levels are highest — many riders stayed, even after fares …

Douglas County Board of Commissioners grant 31 non-profit programs $100,000

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners selected 31 non-profits programs to share $100,000 from the county's portion of the Philip S. Miller Trust.

Douglas County looking toward 2023

Douglas County elected officials and department heads met for a quarterly meeting to discuss current and future projects, budget and business updates with the county commissioners.
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OUR FEATURED CULTURE STORY

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.
Life
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.
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 …
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 …
Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop
In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.
Arts, Culture, Music

‘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 …

Artistic talents on display at Centennial Chalk Art Festival

Amidst the sea of artists decorating The Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial, Katherine Chow worked for hours to create the vibrant chalk art piece, “Pokémon Jubilee,” on Sept. …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …

Sports

Empty seat reminds Fort Lupton coach of more than basketball

Someone is missing from the Fort Lupton High School boys basketball team bench this season. Coach Jim Roedel knows exactly whose clipboard occupies an empty seat and who his team salutes after every …

Lutheran falls in 3A finale

Lutheran took another step forward despite losing to Roosevelt 34-24 in the Class 3A state championship football game played on Dec. 3 at the Thunderbowl in Pueblo. “The year before we made the …

Creek wins fourth straight 5A title

A strong second-half comeback helped Cherry Creek capture its fourth straight Class 5A state football title on Dec. 3 with a 24-17 victory over Valor Christian at Empower Field. It was the Bruins …

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 …

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 …
VOICES

Letter - Concerned about parent group

Concerned about parent group “Kane honored by Colorado Parent Advocacy Network” in the Nov. 24 edition explains a new group of parents called the “Parent Advocacy Network.” I assume it …

Letter - Laydon’s definition differs

Laydon’s definition differs I would like to comment on the article titled “Laydon comes out as aesthete.” I find it interesting that Mr. Laydon’s definition is different than the …

Letter - No bridge over troubled waters

No bridge over troubled waters Let’s face it … the right-wing cabal behind the DCSD board majority is wreaking havoc on our community. Somehow, they have taken their election by only 25% of …

Letter- CPAN has rhetoric, not solutions

CPAN has rhetoric, not solutions I’m a 23-year resident of DougCo, a parent to two amazing humans with autism, and a Special Education Advocate. On Nov. 13, I attended the launch of a new advocacy …

Letter - Do better

Do better On Monday, Nov. 21, national news covered the tragic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs. Only minutes later, national news turned toward the increasing ineffectiveness of …
Chamber Corner: Renters may get a bad rap, unfairly
Is Parker a community with a negative bias against apartment residents? You might think so if you listened to either of the two forums for Parker Town Council candidates in October. At the …
From the Editor: A positive direction
Last year, I wrote a column about wanting more kindness in the world and a lot less politics in the public. I used our annual craft show as an example. In 2021, we had to have someone removed who was …
Column: Lighten the load and brighten the mood
She had gone out for a run, and it wasn’t until she was more than a half mile away before she realized that she had left her phone at home. The reason she became aware of the missing phone was …
Column: Practice good skin health even in winter
This is a great time of year to emphasize the importance of good skin care and share some advice on maintaining healthy skin. Here are some tips that can help Coloradans adopt healthy skin habits to …
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 …
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 …
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