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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: …

Coming Attractions

ReelAbilities Film Festival returns with hybrid approach

When considering accessibility, the first things that might come to mind center on physical accessibility — but as the second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver proves, it can also include …
The Encore Players performed “Summer Comes to the Diamond O” on Aug. 14 and 15 at Littleton United Methodist Church. From left, standing: Kathy Long, Jeffry Long, Pam Clifton, Greg Aigner, Marilyn Miller, Bruce Weston, Debbie Pierce, David Lloyd. Seated: Donna Smith.

Western tale on stage at church

Lights go up on the cook shack at the Diamond O Cattle Ranch, in a valley of the Ruby Mountains in Montana ... Onstage, a performance of the yearly Western Welcome Week play at Littleton United …
Dr. Catherine Sailer is the new music director/conductor for the Littleton Symphony.

Littleton Symphony’s long search pays off

The Littleton Symphony Orchestra announces that after an 18-month search, it has chosen Catherine Sailer as its new music director/conductor. The search took 18 months and drew 55 applications. …
Coming Attractions

CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …
Actor Collin Quinn Rice in Denver-based OddKnock productions' "From on High."

Far from the darkened theater

Any great work of art is immersive — what differentiates these classics to what immersive art is seen as today is a matter of purpose and choice.
Papier-mache bowls by Brigitte Runnalls are set for display at Littleton’s Bega Park.

Big doings as Littleton festival returns

A concert and a fireworks show on Aug. 12 at Littleton’s Sterne Park will mark the start of the 2022 Western Welcome Week, the signature Littleton event that occurs each summer. Bring a blanket or …
This untitled work by Tessa Mars is part of her “Praying for the Visa” series and is exhibited in the Denver Art Museum’s “Who Tells a Tale Adds A Tail” show.

Latin American roots on display at DAM

Raphael Fonseca, associate curator at the Denver Art Museum in a new position underwritten by John and Sandy Fox, opened a new exhibit: “Who Tells a Tale Adds A Tail,” a collection of modern and …
Voices

Column: Since you asked ...A follow up

I’ve been writing this column for years, and I often get a few email or in-person responses, mostly positive, but sometimes opposing views, of course. I love that. It shows me we live together in a …
Michael Norton

Column: No Wi-Fi, no problem

As the passengers boarded the flight, the scene was typical of any flights I have taken in the past several years. As people stood in line, slowly walking onto the jetway, heads were down as people …

Column: Estate planning for the surviving spouse

It is difficult enough to lose a loved one. No one wants to think about finances or taxes at the time a family member passes away. However, it is important to seek the right advice when settling an …

From the Editor: Cost of learning goes up

It’s back to school season and districts across the metro region are returning to class. However, before students are seated at their desk for the new school year, parents are feeling the pain of …
Michael Norton

Column: Finding smoother air through the turbulence

All of us who have flown have experienced turbulence. Some of us experience anxiety and fear as we drive our fingernails into the armrest or the arms of the person sitting next to us. Many regular …
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