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.

Douglas County health board is sued again over mask exemption order

For the second time since its formation in September, the Douglas County board of health is being sued over its mask exemption rule.

Hospitals continue to report an increase in patients as COVID cases increase.

Share of Colorado COVID hospitalizations 'due to' virus drops

Colorado has seen its number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to spike back up since late December, but the latest surge in hospitalizations stands out from previous upticks. …
Coming Attractions

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 …
In December 2021, the Chatridge 3 fire consumed 24 acres along Chatridge Court and Highway 85 in the Highlands Ranch area. Two homes were immediately threatened, including the one pictured. That property is well maintained with mowed grass and defensible space against wildfire.

Wildfires a risk in different types of suburban Colorado areas

As the new year approached, Coloradans watched the unfolding of a type of tragedy they aren't used to seeing: a wildfire tear through miles and miles of suburban homes not far from the middle of the …
Front Range blood supplies running low
The American Red Cross has been sending up the red flag, stressing that there is a nationwide blood shortage and Colorado is no different. In fact, along the Front Range, hospitals are managing but …
Centennial King Soopers workers take part in strike
Thousands of King Soopers workers across metro Denver went on strike starting in mid-January as the local grocery store union pushes for better pay and opposes what it says are unfair labor …

One second can result in irreversible tragedy

Britney Lombard reminds caregivers not to leave little ones in the bathtub — not to grab a towel, not to answer the door, not for a moment.  “That one minute is when those tragedies are …

‘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 …

Centennial’s ‘intelligent’ stoplight timing system to expand

With so many major streets running through Centennial, traffic has remained a top concern for the city, and a project to better adjust traffic lights will soon come to more of the city’s large …

Getting kids off the ground

If pilots enjoy what they do, it’s a double win when they can share their enthusiasm with young kids. “This is just one way of giving back after spending all the money to learn to fly,” said …

News

All Adams 14 students return to in-person learning

With an eye on the omicron variant of COVID-19 and staffing issues within the district, all Adams 14 School District students and staff returned to in-person learning Jan,. 24. At various times …
Justin Presser, a King Soopers employee since 2006, strikes on Wednesday in Denver.

King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Jan. 21 that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week earlier.
Turley

Former councilmember talks city identity, SouthGlenn

When Kathy Turley looks back on her time on the Centennial City Council, the sometimes unclear question of the city’s identity stands out. “In my eight years on council, I have been singing the …
In the aftermath of the Marshall Fire, experts are recommending ways to prepare for tragedy.

Marshall Fire may weigh on emergency planning

It’s difficult to say what lessons Arapahoe County may take away from the Marshall Fire so far, when details are still emerging, said Nathan Fogg, Arapahoe County’s emergency manager. “But …

Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center.
Life
Canadian singer  and bassist John  Cunningham performs with his singer/songwriter and yodeling bride  Eli Barsi. The couple performed for a sold-out audience Jan.15 at the American Mountaineering Center.
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Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
“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 …
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 …
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton has resumed offering programs for children along with stage shows.

Arts organizations look to a new year

As a person who learned to love the arts — visual and performing — as a young child, I have been so saddened by the limitations COVID has placed on our world, near and far. And I’m sure my …
Sports

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season …

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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.
Coming Attractions

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 …
Coming Attractions

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 …
Coming Attractions

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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