Parker King Soopers included in strike 

Several employees of King Soopers in Parker walked out on the job Wednesday as a part of a planned three-week labor strike for some of the Denver-area stores.
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 …

Parker Days will be smaller, with local focus in 2022

After taking two years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parker Days festival will return to the town in 2022 with a smaller, more local focus. The event will have one fewer stage than previous …

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 …

Dougco commissioners look ahead to 2022

As the year 2021 rapidly comes to an end, Colorado Community Media caught up with Doulgas County Commissioners to talk about what they expect and goals they have for 2022. District I Commissioner Abe …

Douglas County Schools takes step to bolster compensation

A long-awaited overhaul of Douglas County Schools’ compensation for teachers is on the way to becoming reality. District leaders still caution the plan is a starting point and more work remains to …

News

Douglas County school board slate announced

An organization called “Kids First DCSD” has announced several school board candidates running as a slate for the November election, according to a news release from the group. The slate consists …

Life

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 …

Sports

Ex-Brighton HS football player joins Nebraska staff

            Bryan Applewhite can add a new sticker to his well-traveled …

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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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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.
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