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Words about LGBTQ+ community matter, say leaders across Denver area in wake of Club Q shooting

In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, city and county leaders to the north are among those denouncing hate and violence.

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

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 …

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 …

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: …

Water Garden Society holds its annual sale

Siam purple and more — The Colorado Water Garden Society’s annual sale will be held at Hudson Gardens, 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, on June 4. Opens at 9 a.m. and members will have hardy …

Croatian-born guitarist performs in Englewood

Hampden Hall, on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, was filled on May 20 with fans of classical guitar who came to hear internationally recognized artist Ana Vidović perform works by …

Arts group show marks anniversary

The Depot Art Gallery, operated by the Littleton Fine Art Guild, celebrates its 61st Anniversary with an exhibit that will run until July 3 at 2069 West Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton. Juror for …

Paint Box Guild exhibiting at library

The local Paint Box Guild opened an exhibit of works by its members at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton in the lower-level gallery. The juror was Dean Buhler, who selected a colorful …

Book shares insights from wild Colorado

Colorado naturalist/zoologist Mary Taylor Young has just published her latest book, “Bluebird Seasons: Witnessing Climate Change in My Piece of the Wild,” which is a beautifully written call to …

Zikr Dance Ensemble to perform at park

The Museum of Outdoor Arts will present an evening of dance with David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble on June 8 at 8 p.m. at Marjorie Park, 6331 Fiddler’s Green Circle, Greenwood Village. The …

‘Arabian Nights’ concert coming to PACE Center

On May 19, conductor Rene Knetsch will lead the 70-member Parker Symphony Orchestra in a concert called “Arabian Nights” at the PACE Center. In a recent talk for residents of Vita in Littleton, …
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Column: A return to grace

Listening to the conversation around a business dinner table, I found myself trying to stay away from the conversation as it began to center around what was wrong with society and basically the world …

From the Editor: No real control

This week, our newspaper featured a story reporter Tayler Shaw worked on over several months. This story tells the heartbreaking story of a teenager who died after allegedly buying drugs laced with …

Column: Love, recognition and appreciation

Many years ago, I remember hearing this question posed to a group of people going through some training, “How often should you tell your spouse that you love them?” Take a moment to consider what …

From the Editor: Our border crisis

As Title 42 expired this month, news outlets had images of people waiting to cross the Mexico border into the U.S. Some estimated tens of thousands are now coming across the border in what our …

Aging column: More than books at Douglas County Libraries

You may be surprised at the variety of services offered by the Douglas County Libraries. Learn what's available at the Seniors' Council of Douglas County meeting on Thursday, July 6 from 10 to 11:30 …
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