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ACC president earns excellence award

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NASPA IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. Doyle, who has served as president of ACC since April … more

Youth orchestra expands to Centennial

A non-auditioned community youth orchestra that began in January 2017 in Highlands Ranch will soon offer classes in Cenennial. Classes at the second Symply Symphonic! location, Colorado Music … more

Dog fitness tracker helps keep Fido in top shape

When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. Hasek was surprised, thinking his dog led a healthy … more

Shanahan awarded 'Fire in the Gut' honor

To the tune of AC/DC's “Thunderstruck,” five retired Navy SEALs parachuted down to Centennial Airport to kick off the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation's Denver Evening of Tribute. The banquet, held Aug. … more

In Their Business

Hospital welcomes new CEO Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis has been named president and CEO at Craig Hospital in Englewood. She will formally begin her role Oct. 1. Allen-Davis replaces Mike Fordyce, who … more

Murder suspect dies, ending Centennial cold case

The suspect in the death of a deputy district attorney in the south metro area 19 years ago has died before a preliminary hearing could be held, and the case is now closed, a news release from the Arapahoe County … more

Ruling with ‘human element’ in mind

Across the hall from his old seat as mayor on Englewood City Council, Joe Jefferson has donned the judge’s robes and brought with him a passion for helping defendants succeed. “Our primary goal … more

Without family, ‘I had no options’

In a patch of grass just out of the hot sun, Randall Thompson lay near the sidewalk along South Cherokee Street near the CityCenter Englewood shopping area, a scooter full of his belongings beside … more

‘Where are we gonna go? There’s nowhere to go’

Amanda McGuire walked up to collect her belongings from a shed in Englewood one day in April. She and her partner had been living in the shed on South Washington Street with, she said, permission … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

Fire departments rescue trapped dog in Centennial

More than a dozen men turned a backyard in a quiet Centennial neighborhood into a makeshift construction scene, sawing, hammering and digging their way to rescuing a family's 8-year-old dog on Aug. … more

Community college lawn to offer artistic adventure

The west lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is the place to be on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! More than 160 artists, local and out-of-state, will offer their … more

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more

Taste of Colorado: Bigger and tastier than ever

What does it take to cook turkey legs for upward of half a million people? Rick Seewald, the owner of Parker’s Sweet Lorraine’s Catering, is pretty straightforward about it: “Well, a really big … more

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time … more

Offering the community a modernized McDonald’s

Paula Gaer is a longtime customer of the Applewood McDonald’s and used to visit the restaurant frequently when she lived in the area. Now that Gaer, 63, lives in Denver, she doesn’t come quite as … more

To be heard we must first learn to listen

Have you ever had a one-sided conversation? You know what I mean, the kind of conversation that is more of a monologue than a dialogue, where one of the parties is talking “at” the other party … more

Wishing it were earlier in the late-night world

I am drifting into obscurity and irrelevance, and there is no known cure, except to lie about it, and to pretend I know what is going on. I used to be current. I used to know these people, these … more

Woman dies at Arapahoe County jail

A 46-year-old woman who was booked into the Arapahoe County jail was found unresponsive about a day later and died, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found the woman … more
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