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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: …

A strawberry and banana soft serve swirl rolled in Fruit Loops is one of many fancy ice cream creations at DANG Soft Serve.

The cold and creamy taste of summer

Summer is here. July is upon us. And perhaps nothing defines the season as well as a cold, creamy scoop or two on a cone — or in a bowl, if you prefer.
A shuttle for the Colorado Department of Transportation's new Pegasus program that serves stops in Denver, Lakewood, Idaho Springs, Frisco, Vail and Avon.

Tired of driving? Here’s how to get around Colorado on public transportation

Ever wanted to take a road trip across the state without slogging through an hours-long drive on highways?
The musical trio from “The Wedding Singer” and the rest of the cast are performing at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton through June 26.

Theater announces upcoming season

Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton, has announced a new season, with tickets on sale for individual shows and the season. “The Wedding Singer,” the finale for the current …
Coming Attractions

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
Alissa Davies posing in front of her series "Firescape."

Wildfire art can create beauty out of tragedy

Robert Nesladek carves wood. He works in a sawdust-filled studio behind his house in Arvada, which he has owned for 47 years.  Two wood lathes spin fast to carve out bowls, vases and other …
Music and Movies at Infinity Park in Glendale returns this summer with live music and a movie showing on June 24, July 8, July 22 and Aug. 12.
Arts & entertainment

Infinity Park blends music and movies for new summer season

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everything is better under a warm summer’s night sky. And that’s just one of the reasons the Music and Movies at Infinity Park series has been such a …
Coming Attractions

Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still …
Voices

Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin.
Renowned New Mexico painter Georgia O’Keeffe also worked in photography, and an exhibit of her photos is on display at the Denver Art Museum.

Ambitious seasons coming to area venues

Summer has just started and there are weeks ahead to enjoy arts outdoors as well as inside our favorite venues. But, after a really difficult stretch, organizations are sending in notices of a future …

From the Editor: Heroes we honor

This is the month each year where we celebrate our freedom. The month where we should be giving thanks to the heroes in our community. Early in my career, many years ago, our newspaper did a special …
Michael Norton

Friends who are like family, and family who become friends

Each morning I participate in a daily devotional with a friend of mine who has become more like family as he and I have been friends for the past 27 years. He is very much my brother. And I have been …

Fewer freedoms, more politics

For many, this particular Fourth of July was a hard one to celebrate. The recent revocation of our rights to make decisions about our own bodies was shocking. Not me. Yes, I wept for my mother and …
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