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Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock holds up a photo of Casey Devol at a media briefing on Wednesday. Devol is the suspect in a double homicide that occurred Tuesday.

Double homicide leaves rural Dougco community shocked, confused

Soon after the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced they wanted the public’s help in the search for a man suspected of double homicide near Franktown on Feb. 9, comments began pouring in. …

Parents grapple with vaccination question

While some parents have moved forward with getting their children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated against COVID-19, others are still hesitant. Dr. Brandi Freeman, a pediatrician for Children’s Hospital …
A man gives public comment at the Douglas County school board meeting wearing American flag apparel.

Outgoing Douglas County school board directors reflect on tenures

Outgoing Douglas County school board members said their goodbyes at the district’s last regular board meeting before new leadership assumes office, although divides in the community laid bare by …
The final map of new state Senate districts in the Denver metro area.

Colorado legislative maps get final approval

The Colorado Supreme Court has unanimously approved new state Senate and House maps, the final hurdle the redistricting plans needed to clear before being adopted ahead of the 2022 election. The …

The forgotten history of Colorado’s ghost towns

“There’s nothing abandoned in Colorado,” proclaims Melanie Roth from a set of wooden steps outside a cabin in St. Elmo — a ghost town in Chaffee County.

Business corner: Retired Naval pilot opens smoothie shop in Parker

Angie Baker, a mother of five and a retired Naval physiologist and pilot, is ready to take her experience maximizing the health of other pilots to a new stage by opening a smoothie shop in …

Sleep expert calls permanent daylight saving time a dumb idea

On the darkest morning of winter, the sun rises across Colorado — depending on where you are — sometime between about 7:05 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. You roll out of bed, get dressed, make coffee or eat …

When will Trader Joe's open in Parker?

After months of Colorado Community Media questions, investigations and clandestine drive bys, Trader Joe’s has provided a pivotal update in the case of their Parker location opening: …

People take a ride in a photo from The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities. The farm sits near the Town of Elizabeth.

Fall festivals abound in metro Denver counties for 2022

Dustin Smith and his wife grew up spending time at their grandparents’ farms, but many years later, Smith’s kids weren’t getting that same experience. So the Smiths opened The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities.
Coming Attractions

Open the door to Denver’s spaces

For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …
Emily Brooks in her backyard.

Uprooting the American dream

Perhaps Americans took the title of Walt Whitman’s book of poems to his beloved country, “Leaves of Grass” too literally when they considered the American Dream.  “Whatever …
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will play at Littleton United Methodist Church on Sept. 30.

Jazz orchestra to perform in church

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will open the Littleton United Methodist Church Community Concert season at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. The church is at 5894 S Datura St., Littleton. Admission is …
Coming Attractions

Venture ‘Into the Woods’ at the Arvada Center

There are some names that stand on their own when you’re talking about the theater and Stephen Sondheim is right at the top of that list. So, when the Arvada Center announced it was kicking off its …
Vanessa Johnston, a death doula of five years, with her dog at her home in Highlands Ranch on Aug. 25, 2022.

Death doulas: Normalizing discussions of death and dying

Although she’s healthy, Vanessa Johnston already has a plan for how she’d like to die. 
“Turquoise Shutters at Giverny Gardens,” an oil painting by Ivy Delon, is part of the “Far Away Places” exhibit at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center.

Gallery hosts ‘Far Away Places’ exhibit

Stanton Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton, hosts the latest Littleton Fine Arts Guild exhibit, “Faraway Places” through Nov. 13. The gallery is open during …
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Michael Norton

Column: Pride without the arrogance

Whenever he finished an amazing run, resulting in a touchdown, and having weaved his way through the defense and even running over a defender or slipping past another with some lightning-quick …

Column: Demographics and stagflation

The world is aging, and our economy is shrinking. This is not a good combination. Let’s start with demographics. The five largest economies, U.S., China, Japan, Germany, and the U.K., have an …

From the Editor: Before you say no

This election year will have a lot of tax questions for voters to consider as they sort through ballots that are expected to hit the mail starting on Oct. 17. As our reporters have worked to break …

Letter - Mental health struggle is real

Mental health struggle is real I am writing in response to the article titled “From the Editor: I have been there — Unmasking mental health can lead to help,” published in your newspaper the …
“Antique Dealer” is by Susan Blosten, an artist who is exhibiting works in the “Recombobulation” show at Curtis Center for the Arts.

`Recombobulation’ show runs through Oct. 29

“Combobulate” means to put something together. So, while one does not find a dictionary definition of “Recombobulation,” one can assume that it speaks of putting even more things together ... …
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