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Cherry Creek auto tech instructor wins $100,000 in national contest for standout teaching

The first time Brian Manley felt like he had something valuable to give to the world is when, as a teen working on his first car and his parents' car, he discovered he had a talent for auto repair. …
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan speaks at a news conference on COVID-19 on March 3.

Colorado lowers limit on gatherings to 10 people, down from 25 in many counties

Roughly a month after raising the limit for personal gatherings in some metro Denver counties to 25 people, Colorado has cut that number back down to 10 for the vast majority of counties in the …

Yosemite 'smart' traffic signal project finally here

South metro residents may start to find their commutes home are quicker these days. The cities of Lone Tree, Centennial and Greenwood Village finished the installation of new “smart” traffic …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen.

Cherry Creek 4A, 4B ask voters to save jobs, support mental health in school district

Cutting hundreds of teachers, nurses, mental health staff, administrators and other support employees. Continued overcrowding of elementary students on the east side of the school district. The loss …
Investigation finds former Douglas County School District superintendent did not violate policy
An independent investigation into former Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has concluded and found Tucker did not violate any district policies, according to a statement …

Q&A with David Ortiz, candidate for state House District 38

Party: Democratic Residence: Littleton Campaign website: www.davidortizcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I know how to work hard to get things done. It was hard becoming an …

Cherry Creek High student on quarantine: 'You realize how important those days in school are'

Like more than 1,000 of her fellow students did in the first two months of school in Cherry Creek School District, Nicole Hill landed in quarantine. But even when she reached the end of her two …

Q&A with Richard Champion, candidate for state House District 38

Party: Republican Residence: Columbine Valley Campaign website: www.championforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I have lived in Arapahoe County for 53 years, graduating …

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Englewood wine-tasting will aid ACC students

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation will host a “Grapes to Grads” wine-tasting fundraiser, an opportunity for local residents to support Arapahoe Community College students, according to a …
The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
Masks created by a Parker-based Facebook group to donate to local hospitals.

Tri-County Health Department extends mask order 'for duration of the pandemic'

Tri-County Health Department will extend its public health order requiring mask-wearing in public spaces "for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic," the agency announced in an Oct. 20 news …
Polio survivor Robert Burnett is the newest board member for the Colorado Post-Polio Organization, which is a subsidiary of Easter Seals.

Help for polio survivors facing new challenges

Polio. The mere mention of the word can conjure images of stricken children, sometimes with painful metal braces on their limbs. Or perhaps it evokes a terrifying contraption called an iron lung, …
The Centennial Civic Center, the city hall, at 13133 E. Arapahoe Road.

Centennial, Arapahoe County provide second round of pandemic assistance grants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deal blows to families and business owners, the City of Centennial and Arapahoe County are still providing grants to help residents with bills and keep …
Life
Coming Attractions

Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …

How to keep Halloween happy — and safe

In a year that has already offered far too many tricks and too few treats, Halloween looms like a rotting jack-o’-lantern left out a week too long. What has traditionally been a time of …
The leaves changing at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Autumn beauty is in every direction

Recent photos from Littleton’s Andy Marquez remind us of how beautiful it is every direction we look outside. Enjoy a walk in Sterne Park or along the South Platte Riverside, where the trail …
Harper

Novel explores life of complex character

“Inside my apartment, I have everything I need,” he says. That apartment is in downtown Denver in a familiar neighborhood ... Agoraphobic Wesley Yorstead — the central character in the debut …
Coming Attractions

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
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Sports

Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A …

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Newell

COVID, politics, unrest: Dealing with conflict starts with you

There are many reasons for any of us to feel conflict lately. Political conflict is inescapable. Civil unrest is outside and in our hearts. And COVID conflicts are everywhere we are, whether it’s …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …

Time to plan in fourth quarter

Third quarter is in the books, and we are heading into the last few months of the year. And what a year it has been. Investors have been on the edge of their seats with the election in a few short …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, …
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