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History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

In Their Business

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style … more

My Name Is... Anne Clarke

Getting educated I worked at my son’s Montessori school for several years, but now I’m gardening full time. Before I had my son I was a nurse, but once he went to school I wanted to be part of … more

With paint and tools, volunteers rejuvenate homes

Lorine Ventrella beamed as a horde of volunteers painted her house on Sept. 13, bringing new life to the southeast Littleton home Ventrella has lived in since 1960, when the view off the back porch … more

Oktoberfest offers authentic fun

Not every wedding couple gets a toast from a mythical goat-demon, but Steven and Cherilyn Troyer aren’t every couple. The pair tied the knot at Schatzi’s Oktoberfest at Bega Park in Littleton on … more

Health of city budget hinges on fire vote, officials say

Littleton’s budget reserves are set to shrink in coming years, according to projections in the city’s proposed 2019 budget, but by how much will depend on whether voters approve a measure to … more

Q&A with Dr. Batra, leader of Sterling Ranch Medical Center

UCHealth has opened the doors of its 7,000-square-foot medical center in Sterling Ranch, the budding community in northwest Douglas County. After a 20-year buildout, Sterling Ranch is expected to … more

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda … more

Runners honor veterans, victims of 9/11

Nearly 200 runners — some carrying heavy military packs — convened in Reynolds Landing Park along the South Platte River on the morning of Sept. 9 to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

‘American Idiot’ is gripping stage production set to music

The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green … more

6th Congressional District is a national nail-biter — here's why

In a wide slice of the Denver suburbs — including a city where one in five people is foreign-born — Democrats have not been able to edge out Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who might as well … more

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

E-cigarette makers face warning from FDA chief

U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their … more

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. … more

It's all about kicks and sticks

Adam Hangland has learned to balance being a two-sport athlete. The Arapahoe senior is currently a valuable member of the Warriors' soccer team, but his main sport is lacrosse, which is played in the … more

South Suburban seeks candidates for youth commission

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is seeking dynamic students to serve on its youth commission, now in its fifth year. The purpose of the district's youth commission is for teens to advise staff … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The boys soccer team is 5-0-1 after a 4-0 win over Littleton on Sept. 8. The Warriors’ defense has given up only two goals this season. Both those tallies were allowed in a 6-2 … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more
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