‘Their journey will be his legacy’

If Michael “Tony” Westall could visit with his children one more time, he’d likely encourage them to fulfill their ambitions and keep challenging themselves, his wife says. Westall, a Parker …

Town ready to open talks on Kiowa Creek development

A majority of Kiowa Board of Trustees members voted to move forward with the idea of a special district and with talks regarding a proposed Kiowa Creek residential community development plan at the …

Legacy Village gets green light for next stage

A sketch and preliminary plans for Legacy Village were approved by the Elizabeth Board of Trustees during the board's Jan. 26 meeting. Plans for Legacy Village, being developed by Jim Marshall, are …
County OKs changes to road deal with Spring Valley Ranch

After hearing four hours of testimony from developer Jim Marshall and concerned citizens, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Feb. 10 to approve changes to Marshall's …

Kiowa looks to revive police department

Kiowa Board of Trustees members discussed reopening the town’s suspended police department at the board’s Feb. 9 meeting. The department was suspended in May of 2019 because of lack of revenue …

Possible timeline set for new Trader Joe’s grocery store

The Town of Parker is one step closer to getting a Trader Joe’s after the grocery store’s beer license was unanimously approved in a Feb. 18 meeting of Parker’s special licensing authority. …

The T. rex Experience will be on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver, through April 25. Along with animations, touchable bronze casts of SUE’s bones and a multimedia light show, the exhibit features an exact cast of SUE’s 40-foot-long skeleton.

SUE stomps back to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …

DMNS-funded research sheds light on rare dinosaur discovery

Researchers have discovered the first new partial skull of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur in 97 years. This happened during a recent dig funded by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in …
Music teacher Aleaha Harkins and art teacher Pam Jackson, who both teach at Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood, pick up music instruments for student use during the 2020-2021 school year.

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have …
Coming Attractions

Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be …
“May the Forest Be With You” by Cyncie Winter is an acrylic in the Littleton Museum through Feb. 27.

Transcendental views of nature fill gallery

“Colorado Abstracted: Five Artists Capture the Transcendental Experiences of Nature” brings a welcome glow to the Littleton Museum through Feb. 27. We hope readers will be able to visit — wish …
“Three Pawnee in Paint” by David George will be included in “World of Color” exhibit at Town Hall’s Stanton Gallery, opening March 1 in Littleton.
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‘World of Color’ to open for viewing in gallery

Happy news! Entries for Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “World of Color” have been juried by well-known watercolorist Steven Griggs and the exhibit will open in Town Hall’s Stanton Gallery, 2450 …
George Johnson showing a horse. Johnson opened his own stable, Happy Valley Stables, in Littleton in 1956. There, he trained to be a horse exhibitor at a time when very few African American people in the state did, said Johnson’s daughter, GeorgeAnne Redd.

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Pandemic diversion is one for the books

A man past sixty living alone with a small dog walks to his guest room where a little library of fiction is kept and scans the spines for an option to read as the second year of a pandemic has him …
Coming Attractions

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Merging onto the highway of grace

A friend of mine had recently posted his frustrations about someone not thanking him for allowing them to merge into the traffic ahead of him. No wave, no thank you, they just moved on and into the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Enjoy the journey on a search for the worst

Recently, Turner Classic Movies showed what many consider the worst movie ever made. “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., and starring Bela Lugosi who died during …
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