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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to … more

Elizabeth school mill levy override will appear on ballot

In an effort to attract and retain teachers, expand safety and security measures in schools, and provide students with access to technology that facilitates learning, the board of Elizabeth Schools … more

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the … more

Cardinals soccer team blanked by Alameda

Occasional showers swept over the stadium as Elizabeth lost a non-league soccer home game closer than the final 3-0 score indicates to a talented Alameda team on Aug. 22. The Pirates scored on a … more

Festival celebrates culture of Westwood

Since 2010, BuCu West Development Association has celebrated the culture of the Westwood community with its annual Westwood Chile Fest. This year’s festival will celebrate “the makers” of … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 … more

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Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters … more

How to keep your situation free of destination procrastination

Have you ever wondered why some of your own tasks and projects get done and yet there are others that seem to fall into the “maybe someday, but definitely not today” bucket? One of the primary … more

Any excuse for littering is just so much rubbish

John Lennon said, “Littering is easy with eyes closed.” Littering is easy and it’s fun and it’s a great way to thumb your nose at that arcane word “civility,” which has gone down the … more

Fourteeners rack up big numbers

Ross Erickson, 29, started climbing fourteeners — mountains with more than 14,000 feet elevation — eight years ago when he moved to Colorado. “Illinois doesn’t have any,” he said jokingly … more

Area hospitals honored for heart, stroke care

Nine Centura Health hospitals have received Get With The Guidelines awards, given by American Heart Association/American Stroke Assication to hospitals that provide industry-leading heart and stroke … more

In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part … more

Swim Across America makes waves at Chatfield

Lauren Alfino is just a little more stubborn than others. On an impossibly perfect Colorado day, hundreds of swimmers prepared for a dip in the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. And Alfino, undoubtedly, … more

School resumes with a mix of old and new

Students across the district streamed into local schools for the first time this school year, ready to tackle the new challenges that lie ahead of them. Most of the high schoolers and middle … more

Top 'eventing' riders coming to Parker

The American Eventing Championship — the nation's highest level of competition in the sport of eventing — will come to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. About 500 people … more

Elizabeth first responders get community salute

Men and women in blue uniforms gathered, Main Street was blocked off with police and firefighting equipment lining the curb, and more than 100 people stopped by Aug. 15 in Elizabeth to thank first … more

Coalition for Outreach names executive director

Erica Johnson has been named executive director for the Elbert County Coalition for Outreach. Johnson replaces Pam Witucki, who will remain on as a part-time employee. The Elbert County Coalition for … more

Cardinals aim for volleyball success

The Elizabeth Cardinals' gym echoed with the sounds of action during the Aug. 17 volleyball team practice session. First-year coach Shawn Novak moved between the two courts where players were … more

Dog fitness tracker helps keep Fido in top shape

When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. Hasek was surprised, thinking his dog led a healthy … more
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