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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 …
Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office over political mailers accusing her of wasting taxpayers’ time and money. In …
The Douglas County School District committee convened to analyze the need to increase school funding through a bond and mill levy override is looking for volunteers to join the efforts. Community …
Handyman Connection, a home improvement franchise for handyman services, is coming to Brighton and to Parker.   The Brighton franchise owners are Shane and Cynthia Cowan. Mike German holds …
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 …
Chances are if you’re on social media, you’ve heard of “Dry January,” the trend of giving up alcohol for the first month of the year. According to some Colorado residents, the challenge isn’t new, but it is worth a try. 
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 …
Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.
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Unique weather pattern challenges snow removal in Douglas County

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.

USA Gymnastics Men’s Competition in Parker

Representing the future of men’s gymnastics, 60 young men from across the state have trained countless hours to compete at the 8th annual 20 Mac Throwdown.

Douglas County Commissioners vote to expand community response program

Douglas County Commissioners focused on increasing citizen safety as they approved expanding the Community Response Team program on Jan. 24.

Lawmakers want to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050

One of the boldest climate change and air pollution bills set for debate in the legislature this year would attempt to eliminate all of Colorado’s carbon emissions by 2050, set tough interim goals …

Denver bought one-way bus tickets for 1,900 migrants

Denver spent nearly a half-million dollars last month buying one-way Greyhound bus tickets to other cities for 1,900 migrants who arrived here after crossing the U.S. southern border, according to …

School closures coming as enrollment dips again

Enrollment in Colorado public schools took another dip this school year, setting up reduced funding for districts across the state and raising the threat of further school closures. The problems — …

Expanded preschool program received 12,000 applications

Close to 12,000 applicants signed up for the state’s expanded preschool program Tuesday, the first day parents could enroll their child ahead of the program’s start this fall. The number of …

Douglas County Health Department hosts town hall

Aimed to serve the needs of citizens and educate them on proactive approaches to one's health, Douglas County hosted a town hall to provide details on the new health department.

New members appointed to Parker’s Cultural and Scientific Commission

During Parker’s Jan. 17 council meeting, previous Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission board members were recognized for their service and a new board was appointed.
Culture Stories

Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …

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
Life
‘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 …
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 …
Quilt exhibit is sew spectacular
“Wild!” is the title of a beautiful new exhibit at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village. Studio Art Quilt Associates of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah put out a call to its members for …
New members of guild share art
Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot …
Award-winning author to speak with readers
Arapahoe Libraries announces that award-winning author Kristin Hannah will speak via Zoom with readers at 6 p.m. on Jan 19. Her popular title, “The Nightingale,” is scheduled for early 2023 film …
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 …

‘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 …

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 …
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SPORTS
SPORTS

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 …

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 …

New Arapahoe hoops coach highlights bravery

New Arapahoe boys basketball coach Kevin Boley has been talking a lot about bravery. Boley, who spent 12 seasons as the head coach at Legend and helped Denver Christian to a 21-5 record last season, …

Salute to players of the year

It seemed like things were almost back to normal for the 2023 fall sports seasons with no major COVID setbacks. However, there were a few changes, such as both an individual and team state …

Referee protection, pay scale on CHSAA’s legislative council agenda

The decision-making arm of the Colorado High School Activities Association will take up protection of and payment for game officials next month. The legislative council meeting is set for Tuesday, …

#HelluvaSeason: A look at Mines football's historic year

As the Colorado School of Mines football team brings home the NCAA Division II Runner-Up trophy, the Golden Transcript offers a look back at the Orediggers' historic year.
VOICES
VOICES

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 …

Letter - Snow removal falls short

Snow removal falls short Dear Douglas County DOT, I would like to thank you for the abysmal snow clearing job you did after the late December storm. Your complete disregard for neighborhood safety …

Letter - Get out of the way

Get out of the way Race is a social construct. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. Learn about Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kendall Thomas and Patricia Williams. It is important to understand what …

Letter - Push back against extremism

Push back against extremism I read the recent letters from women defending the FEC and its militia branch the UDAF (United American Defense Force). FEC United and UDAF were founded by opportunists …

Letter - Tell the truth

Tell the truth On 12/15/22 Colorado Community Media published an article: “FEC United attends school district meeting,” with the scary subhead “Security provided.” The clear intent of this …
Columnists
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. …
From the Editor: Enough already
Earlier this month the news dropped that President Joe Biden was not so perfect in handling classified documents. Same as his predecessor Donald Trump. As the story unfolded throughout the week, it …
Column: A new year, a clean slate
As we usher in 2023, we say “good riddance” to the market mayhem of 2022. “A year to forget” is how one of our research partners dubbed 2022. Despite a modest rebound for many asset classes …
Column: Our focus controls our balance
As a part of his workout, he included time standing on inflatable balance discs in between sets of weightlifting. His goal was to maintain his balance on the disc for 45 seconds while standing on …
Parker Chamber Corner: Feeling optimistic in new business opening
Mike German’s new business has been open less than a month, and he’s feeling optimistic. While many Americans are searching for safe ground in the face of bear-market retirement balances and …
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