King Soopers strike comes to Englewood, Littleton

Workers at King Soopers stores in Englewood and Littleton joined thousands of others across the Denver area starting Jan. 12 in what is expected to be a three-week strike across 77 stores.  Since …

Littleton schools study could help in fight against youth suicide

A two-year study focusing on the relationship between social environments and youth suicide could provide a “partial roadmap” for schools and communities looking to improve the promotion of …

Momentum grows for more affordable housing in Littleton

The push to build affordable housing in the City of Littleton gained momentum during a Jan. 11 study session between the city council and the Housing Task Force.  Eric Veith, the task force’s …

Arapahoe Community College to be mostly remote until Feb. 1 amid COVID surge

Arapahoe Community College President Stephanie Fujii announced that most ACC classes would begin virtually on Jan. 18 and continue on a remote status until Feb 1. The decision came amid a continued …

Petition could lead to referendum on Littleton's Aspen Grove

A decision by Littleton City Council to redevelop the Aspen Grove shopping center for new housing could ultimately fall to the city’s voters after residents successfully petitioned to hold a …

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Sean Huggard stands in front of the oyster bar at the new Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood location in Lone Tree.

Blue Island Oyster Bar expands to Lone Tree

Attention seafood fans— a new dining locale has arrived in Lone Tree to serve up a wide array of coastal grub — and its prize offering is fresh oysters shucked on site by the thousands. Blue …
Left, two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask. The N95 protects against matter such as dust, aerosols and smoke, as well as biological particles, including bacteria, viruses and allergens.

State to distribute free surgical grade masks

Starting later this week, public libraries, fire stations, recreation centers, VFWs, YMCAs and high-traffic community centers that have agreed to be local redistribution points will have KN95 and surgical-grade masks for those who ask.
Sheriff's deputies are looking for this stolen ATV. The theft took place near Hudson Jan. 15.

WeldCo sheriff's deputies looking for stolen ATV

HUDSON -- Weld County sheriff's deputies are looking for an ATV that was stolen from property near Hudson. It happened around 6 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 5500 block of Weld County Road 37. Sheriff's …
Commerce City police would like to find the owner of this urn. It was turned into the police department's property and evidence unit in August 2021.

Commerce City police need help finding urn's owner

Commerce City police would like to reunite a family with its urn. In a series of tweets, police said someone turned in an item containing the small urn to the department's property and evidence …
As omicron cases of COVID increase in Colorado, infectious disease doctors and the Centers for Disease Control continue to assess the impact it will have on citizens.

Virus surge may be ‘more severe than prior waves’

Local public health officials and analysts implored the public not to let its guard down as the omicron variant drives a dramatic coronavirus surge in Colorado. “We believe it is important for …
Life
“Dimensional Drawing” by Charles Parson is part of the Denver artist’s one-person exhibit at Curtis Center for the Arts.

A sense of place on the plains

“In this drawing series `Near/Far’ I have gone back to what had become my favorite places and discovered new ones ...” Denver artist Charles Parson writes. “I am excited to put in place the …
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2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
Among performers slated for this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathing is Texas native singer and songwriter Jean Prescott.

Poetry Gathering beckons well-versed cowboys, cowgirls to Golden

If you’re a hankerin’ for a weekend rich in the storied history of the American West, then gather ‘round the campfire for the 2022 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, coming up Jan. 15 and 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden.
The view looking east on Dec. 29 from the intersection of Powhaton Road and 26th Avenue, not far from Adams County's highest-elevation point.

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …
“Peace,” an oil painting by Littleton Fine Arts Guild member Merrie Wicks, is on display in the “Carry Me Away” exhibit at the Depot Art Gallery.

‘Carry Me Away’ show shares imagination

Local painter and pastel artist Diane Fechenbach was juror for the new exhibit, “Carry Me Away,” at the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s Depot Art Gallery, which will run through Feb. 27. Members …
Sports
Arapahoe junior Sydney White, 22, connected on six of eight three point attempts and finished with 22 points to help the Warriors notch a 59-46 win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11.

Arapahoe girls take easy win over Fossil Ridge

Arapahoe coach Jerry Knafelc had a message for his girls basketball team after an easy win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11. The Warriors, fourth in the Jan. 10 CHSAANow.com Class 5A rankings, raced to …
Legend’s Geoffrey Freeman is the No.1 Class 5A wrestler in the OnTheMat rankings and he improved his record to 24-3 with a win over Legend’s Nathan Sandy on Jan. 11.

‘Maui’ Freeman is wrestling powerhouse

Chaparral’s Geoffrey Freeman started wrestling three years ago and at first he wasn’t attracted to the sport. “I got into wrestling just to be good at football,” said Freeman, who was a …

Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …
Bryan Applewhite

Ex-Brighton HS football player joins Nebraska staff

            Bryan Applewhite can add a new sticker to his well-traveled …
Though Adams City's Jace Long is on the bottom end of this exchange with Poudre's Banks Norby, Long was able to earn a tough, 4-2 decision in the 132-pound match Jan. 12 in Commerce City. The Eagles, the No. 3 team in the state, downed the Impalas, the No. 7 team in the state, by a score of 60-15.

SLIDES: Top-10 wrestling match goes to Adams City

Adams City downed Poudre 60-15 in a dual meet among two, top-10 wrestling programs Jan. 12 in Commerce City. ACHS picked up on-mat wins from Nicholas Vasquez (106 pounds), Adryan Lopez (113), Jace …
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Michael Norton

We can’t stop until we start

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Joe Saba. Here we go, the first week of the year begins and we are back at it, whatever “it” may be for each of …
Coming Attractions

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
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Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz …
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The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools …
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Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are …
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