Douglas County health board is sued again over mask exemption order

For the second time since its formation in September, the Douglas County board of health is being sued over its mask exemption rule.

New isolation, quarantine guidance issued based on vaccine status

The state public health department has updated its quarantine and isolation guidance, changing how long it suggests people with COVID-19 — or those who are exposed to it — should avoid others. …

Wildfire is ‘year-round threat’ in Douglas County

When South Metro Fire Rescue crews helping respond to the Marshall Fire arrived at their staging area, the site was surrounded by several buildings engulfed in flames. Smoke laid flat, “a very …

Magician to perform in Highlands Ranch

At the age of 9, Scotty Wiese performed some magic tricks for family members. He was good at it. He liked it. For several years, Wiese, who will be performing in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 21, said he …

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …

'Cars kept coming' - Parker resident holds donation drive for fire victims

When Parker resident Rob Nelson stepped outside of Cabela's in Lone Tree on Dec. 30, he saw smoke rising from the north. It was the growing Marshall Fire in Boulder County, which proceeded to destroy …

Local restaurateurs bring their homeland’s food to Denver

Sometimes when customers enter Cafe Jordano, a longstanding Italian restaurant in Lakewood, they inquire about the lack of romantic music and quiet ambiance. Owner Elisa Heitman, who was born and …

Dads of Castle Rock respond to Marshall Fire

When the Marshall Fire, fueled by high winds, ripped through Boulder County last week, leaving more than 30,000 people homeless, the Castle Rock community wasted no time. Led by the nonprofit …

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2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …

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SLIDES: Top-10 wrestling match goes to Adams City

Adams City downed Poudre 60-15 in a dual meet among two, top-10 wrestling programs Jan. 12 in Commerce City. ACHS picked up on-mat wins from Nicholas Vasquez (106 pounds), Adryan Lopez (113), Jace …

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We can’t stop until we start

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Joe Saba. Here we go, the first week of the year begins and we are back at it, whatever “it” may be for each of …
Coming Attractions

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz …
Coming Attractions

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools …
Coming Attractions

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are …
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FROM THE EDITOR

It’s goodbye, again, and I have a favor to ask

I’m not exactly sure what you’re supposed to do when you retire. I hear that often it involves hikes and beers with friends and reading the great books and binge-watching Marvel movies. Those all sound rewarding. But I’m not sure that’s going to hold me for long.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Some tax planning ideas for year’s end

Another year is in the review mirror and what a year it has been! This year’s challenges may create opportunities for last-minute tax savings, so it is always good to have a plan.
Winning Words

Opinion: BAAMING our way into 2022

There was no one else in the hotel gym that morning. The music playing in her earbuds was upbeat, fast-paced and loud. Almost loud enough to drown out her heavy breathing as she neared the end of a …
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