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Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the … more

Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Mountain Vista senior sure at shootin’

Reece Kelly is feeling good these days shooting the basketball. Kelly, a 6-foot-2 senior at Mountain Vista, was scoring at a 20.1 clip in the Golden Eagles' first six Contential League games. “My … more

For decades, Tom Munds told Englewood’s stories through words and photographs

Tom Munds captured high school football games on camera. He dutifully took notes at virtually every city council meeting in his time. He put a spotlight on community events. He wrote stories other … more

Younger STEM suspect pleads guilty to murder, other charges

The suspect accused of plotting the May 7 fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch and recruiting a friend to help him carry out the attack has pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges. Alec … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: She's focused on teamwork

Ally Lowe is included in so many activities at Legend High School that the list is too lengthy to include. Lowe, an honors student, is planning to pursue a nursing career and is also a 5-foot-10 … more

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Top shooter aims high

David McKean has been forced to realize there are other ways help a basketball team other than making a shot, grabbing a rebound or making a steal. McKean, a 6-foot-2 senior, is the top scorer on the … more

Modern libraries are much more than books

t all started with a state parks pass. Areli Alcazar, a teacher at Kenton Elementary School in Aurora, stopped by the Schlessman branch of Denver Public Library a couple years ago, where a librarian … more

Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Grappling to improve pays off

Moises Islas, a junior heavyweight at Heritage, admits he is a better wrestler this season. Islas was 23-12 as a sophomore but lost in last winter’s regional tournament in the wrestle backs and … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Her hard work pays off

Hannah Banko has worked hard to polish her basketball skills, and the labor has offered dividends. Banko, a 5-foot-11 senior at SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, has committed to play basketball at … more

Group takes stock as it hits 50th anniversary

Spend a morning with the Parker Breakfast Club and learn about the town first-hand from the people who helped make it what it is today. On Jan. 6, the group met for its 50th year at its regular spot today, the Parker Adventist Hospital. In 1970, the group met for the first time at the Ruth Memorial Chapel. more

Longhorn drive launches another National Western Stock Show

Thousands of people lined 17th Street in downtown Denver to watch the annual National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade on Jan. 9. The parade highlighted Colorado’s Western heritage with … more

Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a … more

RTD mulls cutbacks amid driver shortage

The Regional Transportation District has responded to its much-publicized driver shortage with a proposal to cut six bus routes and reduce a variety of other services, including both light rail and … more

All-South Metro Football Team: Game-changers lead the way

Regis Jesuit quarterback Nicco Marchiol and Cherry Creek defensive back/kick returner Myles Purchase headline the 2019 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Football Team. The 26-player team was … more

Not waiting for the midnight hour: Area residents, businesses share alternative traditions for New Year’s Eve

Every three years or so, fire engineer Wendi Smith with the Denver Fire Department finds herself working on New Year’s Eve — a 24-hour shift starting at 7:30 a.m., usually entailing a constant … more

'Our superman': Assistant fire Chief Troy Jackson remembered as role model

After a 6 1/2-year battle with cancer, Troy Jackson called on South Metro Fire Rescue Chief Bob Baker and another high-level member of the agency to talk the afternoon before he died. And, in his … more

Let there be lights

David Martin is beginning to be known around his neighborhood as “the Christmas lights guy.” His house, at 831 S. Kline Way in Lakewood, is known for its extravagant display of multi-colored … more
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