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A Douglas County man is facing a murder charge for the death of a woman in Sterling Ranch. At around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 9200 block of …
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the …
Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office over political mailers accusing her of wasting taxpayers’ time and money. In …
The Douglas County School District committee convened to analyze the need to increase school funding through a bond and mill levy override is looking for volunteers to join the efforts. Community …
AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association and Children’s Hospital combined to bring educational services from the hospital to CHSAA member schools. New Commissioner Mike …
Chances are if you’re on social media, you’ve heard of “Dry January,” the trend of giving up alcohol for the first month of the year. According to some Colorado residents, the challenge isn’t new, but it is worth a try. 
When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …
Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.
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Douglas County commission continues discussions to allow short-term rentals

Douglas County Commissioners and Zoning Compliance Manager Michael Cairy recently hosted a town hall meeting to continue discussions on how to implement short-term rentals in unincorporated areas not governed by planned developments

Unique weather pattern challenges snow removal in Douglas County

This winter has brought a unique weather pattern along the Front Range. For Douglas County, the snow has remained on the ground for a longer period of time, creating ice packed areas.

USA Gymnastics Men’s Competition in Parker

Representing the future of men’s gymnastics, 60 young men from across the state have trained countless hours to compete at the 8th annual 20 Mac Throwdown.

Douglas County Commissioners vote to expand community response program

Douglas County Commissioners focused on increasing citizen safety as they approved expanding the Community Response Team program on Jan. 24.

Lawmakers want to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050

One of the boldest climate change and air pollution bills set for debate in the legislature this year would attempt to eliminate all of Colorado’s carbon emissions by 2050, set tough interim goals …

Denver bought one-way bus tickets for 1,900 migrants

Denver spent nearly a half-million dollars last month buying one-way Greyhound bus tickets to other cities for 1,900 migrants who arrived here after crossing the U.S. southern border, according to …

School closures coming as enrollment dips again

Enrollment in Colorado public schools took another dip this school year, setting up reduced funding for districts across the state and raising the threat of further school closures. The problems — …

Expanded preschool program received 12,000 applications

Close to 12,000 applicants signed up for the state’s expanded preschool program Tuesday, the first day parents could enroll their child ahead of the program’s start this fall. The number of …

Douglas County Health Department hosts town hall

Aimed to serve the needs of citizens and educate them on proactive approaches to one's health, Douglas County hosted a town hall to provide details on the new health department.

Purrfectly impurrfect Buddy

Buddy, a 13-year-old obsessively-loving cat, was chosen by the ARM & HAMMER Feline Generous program to be one of the “Happily Furever After” sweepstakes winners in November.

Weekly begins term as sheriff

Taking his place as Douglas County’s 34th Sheriff, Darren Weekly has taken steps to put more deputies with proper training on the frontline, including adding 27 deputy sheriff positions that will be divided between patrol and detentions.
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CULTURE STORIES

Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …

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.
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What local doctors say about Dry January
A Public Health Initiative, Dry January, created by Alcohol Change UK in 2013 has become popular on social media in America, but local doctors suggest it is a time to look at one’s overall alcohol consumption.
Douglas County School District cancels classes for snow
Douglas County School District canceled classes for Jan. 18 due to forecasts for up to a foot of snow in the area overnight.  The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for …
Lone Tree resident dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
A Lone Tree resident was pronounced dead Tuesday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Lone Tree Police Department news release. At approximately 8:15 a.m. Jan. 17, the …
Polis calls for more property tax relief
Gov. Jared Polis wants state lawmakers to deliver an additional $200 million in property tax relief over the next two years, bringing the total respite offered by the legislature over that period to …
Douglas County School District looks to tackle retention
In an effort to retain staff, the Douglas County school board seems likely to approve roughly $3.4 million in short-term benefits for teachers and others, such as bonuses, an extra personal day and …
Highlands Ranch Metro District selects Stanley for manager
After 16 years and multiple roles in the community, Stephanie Stanley is taking on the general manager position for the Highlands Ranch Metro District.  Stanley started in the metro …
Arts, Culture, Music

‘In the Trenches’ looks at parenting

Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — …

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

‘Entanglements’ with nature

Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts starts off a new year with “Entanglements,” a new lens-based exhibit of works by 11 national and international artists, which will run …

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 …
SPORTS
Sports

Rock Canyon hangs tough in loss to Highlands Ranch

Two girls basketball programs, separated on the court over the years by a lot more than the two miles that separate them on the map, collided Jan. 13 in the Denver suburbs. One was Highlands Ranch, a …

ThunderRidge rally barely falls short

Highlands Ranch — Wow. After what was an all-out slugfest between back-to-back state champion ThunderRidge and upset-minded Cherry Creek on the hardwood the night of Jan. 6, that’s all that could …

Lutheran girls step up hoops efforts

Lutheran's girls basketball has a rugged challenge ahead this season but the Lions are starting to play better. The Class 4A school in Parker recently won the girls version of the Pride of Parker …

New Arapahoe hoops coach highlights bravery

New Arapahoe boys basketball coach Kevin Boley has been talking a lot about bravery. Boley, who spent 12 seasons as the head coach at Legend and helped Denver Christian to a 21-5 record last season, …

Salute to players of the year

It seemed like things were almost back to normal for the 2023 fall sports seasons with no major COVID setbacks. However, there were a few changes, such as both an individual and team state …

Referee protection, pay scale on CHSAA’s legislative council agenda

The decision-making arm of the Colorado High School Activities Association will take up protection of and payment for game officials next month. The legislative council meeting is set for Tuesday, …

#HelluvaSeason: A look at Mines football's historic year

As the Colorado School of Mines football team brings home the NCAA Division II Runner-Up trophy, the Golden Transcript offers a look back at the Orediggers' historic year.
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VOICES

From the Editor: Housing in-depth

In recent weeks, Colorado Community Media unveiled the long-time-coming series — The Long Way Home. Throughout most of 2022, all our reporters from all regions worked on developing an in-depth look …

Column: Sell the sizzle and buy the sizzle

Recently I went back and reread the book “Sizzlemanship” by Elmer Wheeler. Elmer Wheeler is credited with being one of the original pioneers of sales skills training and motivation industry. …

From the Editor: Enough already

Earlier this month the news dropped that President Joe Biden was not so perfect in handling classified documents. Same as his predecessor Donald Trump. As the story unfolded throughout the week, it …

Column: A new year, a clean slate

As we usher in 2023, we say “good riddance” to the market mayhem of 2022. “A year to forget” is how one of our research partners dubbed 2022. Despite a modest rebound for many asset classes …

Column: Our focus controls our balance

As a part of his workout, he included time standing on inflatable balance discs in between sets of weightlifting. His goal was to maintain his balance on the disc for 45 seconds while standing on …
Columnists
Parker Chamber Corner: Feeling optimistic in new business opening
Mike German’s new business has been open less than a month, and he’s feeling optimistic. While many Americans are searching for safe ground in the face of bear-market retirement balances and …
From the Editor: Love, support and sports
About two weeks ago I was thinking about writing a column about organized sports and our youth. Then, I watched the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals and decided it was a good …
Column: Saying it and praying it
By now most of us have heard what happened to the Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, during a Monday Night Football game on Jan. 2. Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle against a …
From the Editor: The good and bad
This month marks the one-year anniversary of me taking over as the south metro editor for Colorado Community Media. These are 11 newspapers spanning over Arapahoe and Douglas counties and, to some …
Column: New year, new plans, new attitudes
No matter where you are in the world, this week offers us all the opportunity to enter the new year with a new plan and a new attitude. Even if we believe we have the right plan and a great attitude, …
Column: Take part in lifetime learning
At the Douglas County Seniors’ Council Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2, you’ll be introduced to a program that anyone of a certain age will appreciate. It is called OLLI at DU, Osher Lifelong …
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