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Denver Christkindl Market is rare holiday holdout

As one of the city's last remaining holiday celebrations, the Denver Christkindl Market is trying to keep the magic alive for the community while supporting small businesses. The annual event has … more

COVID-19 contact tracing apps not gaining much traction

The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making … more

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants … more

U.S. senator’s visit focuses on agriculture conservation efforts

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, recently met with the Colorado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust to visit the group’s Agate Prairie Conservation Legacy project. The project is a … more

Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with … more

Elbert County deputies have discretion on wearing masks

Steven Joanis regularly drives from his home in Sedalia to his property in Kansas, passing through Elbert County to do so. Joanis, a retired military veteran and lifelong supporter of law enforcement … more

Elbert County's COVID-19 numbers climbing toward 'red' territory

Five people in Elbert County had died of COVID-19 as of Nov. 24. As of that same day, 562 residents had been diagnosed with the virus, and with the numbers increasing at an alarming rate each day, … more

From orange to red: What it means

The following are some of the differences between Level Orange and the more-restrictive Level Red on the state’s COVID-19 dial. For a complete list, go to … more

Welcoming new members to our media family

In February 2012, my wife Ann and I acquired nine community newspapers from a Texas-based company, all in South Metro Denver and in two communities near Colorado Springs. At that time, I had been … more

Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely … more

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often … more

Going forward and looking back

It won’t be long before we’ll start to see trees strapped to cars and colored lights outlining houses; maybe a few front lawn inflatables; countless advertisements; and familiar holiday songs. … more

County to weigh road plans tied to Spring Valley Ranch

Jim Marshall, developer of the Spring Valley Ranch community north of Elizabeth, is set to appear before the Elbert County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. on Dec.1 to present proposed changes to the … more

Elbert County officials give thanks

The Elbert County News asked local officials what they are thankful for as the Thanksgiving holiday approached. Here are their answers: Tim Norton Elbert County sheriff As this Thanksgiving season … more

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from … more

Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us … more

Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens … more

Miniature arts show is kind of a big deal

Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton is an inviting and quiet spot to do some holiday shopping and you can take any art purchased with you on the day you visit. Members of … more

‘Mrs. Claus’ hopes to save Christmas

The Christmas decorations on Kam Breitenbach’s fireplace stay up year-round. A small, plastic tree and a smiling snowman sit beneath the mantel displaying her master’s degree in Santa school. It … more

One big step for Douglas County, 132 regular steps for you

The Rueter-Hess Reservoir hiking incline opens to the public Nov. 26, another milestone for the north Douglas County recreation area. The reservoir is located south of Hess Road/Castle Pines Parkway … more
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