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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.
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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 …

Littleton Museum to host holiday event Dec. 11

The Littleton Museum and the community organization Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum will host a holiday event Dec. 11 that will feature wagon rides, warm snacks, live musical performances and more. 

'The need is going up': Nonprofit distributes food to hundreds ahead of holiday season

Volunteers and staff for the Arapahoe County-based nonprofit Integrated Family Community Services said the need for food has never been higher as they distributed hundreds of boxes of meal items to metro residents days before Thanksgiving. 

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

Native artist and author shares her work, journey at Koelbel Library

Whether it be painting captivating murals on a high school’s cafeteria wall or decorating the decks of skateboards, the versatile artwork Danielle SeeWalker creates is representative of what …
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The parent of a 13-year-old student at Englewood Leadership Academy said her son was brutally attacked Nov. 7 by two of his classmates and the incident is heading to juvenile court.
Brighton police are on the lookout for two women who are suspects in a felony shoplifting incident.   The suspect vehicle is a silver or beige Ford Five Hundred. Those with information …
The man accused of shooting and killing a woman in southwest Englewood Wednesday night was her neighbor and was heavily armed at the time of his apprehension minutes later, according to an arrest affidavit. 
Thornton residents in the Hunters Glenn neighborhood received white supremaist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic flyers in their mailboxes the night of Nov. 8.  “I don’t …
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Lights are weaved all throughout Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park for Camp Christmas.

Centennial and Arapahoe County holiday events, donation campaigns

To celebrate the holiday season, the City of Centennial and Arapahoe County have planned events and campaigns for the community, including chances to support local vendors, enjoy holiday attractions …
The front of Englewood Middle School on The Englewood Campus at 3800 S. Logan St., April 10. The campus houses Englewood Middle, Englewood High School and Englewood Leadership Academy.

Parent alleges violent attack on 13-year-old Englewood middle school student

The parent of a 13-year-old student at Englewood Leadership Academy said her son was brutally attacked Nov. 7 by two of his classmates and the incident is heading to juvenile court.
Mourners gather outside Club Q, a gay club in Colorado Springs on Nov. 21, 2022, to remember five people killed during a shooting at the venue late Saturday night. Seventeen others were wounded.

Transgender Center of the Rockies reflects on Club Q shooting, need for change

Hours before the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, community members gathered for Transgender Center of the Rockies’ event, Trans Day of Remembrance, to honor the lives of …
Many Thornton residents have growing concerns over antisemitic hate letters that have appeared in local mailboxes.

Thornton residents concerned as antisemitic hate letter appears in mailboxes

Thornton residents in the Hunters Glenn neighborhood received white supremaist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic flyers in their mailboxes the night of Nov. 8.  “I don’t …
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Life

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
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DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …
Melissa Clement, owner of Farmgirl Foods, a market in Castle Rock that offers charcuterie boards and classes, said the finger food has been gaining fans thanks to the mix of creativity and socialization involved in eating or building one. At its basic level, charcuterie is a variety of cheeses, cured meats, bread or crackers and toppings.

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.
Cole Henson, Mike Martinkus, Markus Warren and Eric Crawford are among performers in “Spamalot” at Aurora’s Vintage Theatre through Dec. 11.

‘Spamalot’ parodies King Arthur’s realm

King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at …
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Zebulon Hanley is first across the finish line at this year's Brighton Turkey Trot. His time was 16:01.

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …
Valor Christian’s Sasha Cohen goes for the tip in during game action vs. Rampart in the State Semi-Final on Nov. 12 at the Denver Coliseum.

Valor girls take 5A championship in volleyball

Valor Christian’s girls volleyball team accomplished something that many teams only dream about. The Eagles defeated Rock Canyon 3-0 to capture the Class 5A state championship on Nov. 12 at the …
Arapahoe quarterback Michael Moynihan (11) scrambles for yardage in the game against ThunderRidge on Nov. 4.  ThunderRidge won, 23-17.

ThunderRidge runs out clock against Arapahoe

Will Fisher has been one of the ThunderRidge varsity football team’s defensive leaders all season. So it wasn’t surprising to see Fisher come up with the big defensive play of the game in …
Referee Bob Pace of Colorado Springs conducts the coin toss before a 5A playoff game between Mountain Vista and Legacy at Five Star North Stadium in 2021.

Officials’ pay for local schools contains a number of variables 

High-school officials’ fees are among the lowest among nearby states, according to Riverdale Ridge athletic director Aaron Reisen.  The pay scale depends on the level of game (junior …
ThunderRidge’s Richard Okuno (1) breaks loose on a 42-yard kickoff return during the Nov. 4 Class 5A state playoff game against Doherty. ThunderRidge won, 38-10.

Freshman QB comes through for ThunderRidge

ThunderRidge football coach Doug Nisenson was looking for a boost heading into the 5A state playoffs. Freshman quarterback DJ Bordeaux gave the coach just what he was seeking and led the Grizzlies to …
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From the Editor: The analysis begins

The elections are over. I may have shed a little tear of happiness knowing the ads on television, in print and invading my mailbox will now stop. Now, it’s time to overanalyze why the results are …

Column Choosing benefits — planning for 2023

November is open enrollment season. This could be for your employer, Medicare or the Affordable Care Act Exchange. But it is not just health insurance you need to consider. Employees may also have …

Column: Outnumbered but never out of the game

They were a new and small startup consulting company. Having barely opened the doors of the business, they identified an opportunity where their specialized expertise could help find and deliver the …

Column: What parents should know about RSV

As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air …

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