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A look at what Centennial has in store in 2021

Some of the most prominent projects in Centennial saw developments in 2020, and more changes — reshaping part of the Interstate 25 corridor and tackling traffic congestion — may take hold in …
Former 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler, who was term-limited, has left office after eight years in the job.

Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands …
Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class last fall.

For LPS, transition presents challenges

Eliot Ewy was getting pretty tired of online school. After Littleton Public Schools returned to all-online instruction in November, the 7-year-old first-grader at Centennial Elementary spent the tail …
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State legislator ‘surprised’ to find Trump supporters behind Capitol violence

A state legislator who publicly called into question whether it was truly supporters of the president who stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 now acknowledges that most of the people who have been …

Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and …
Cherry Creek superintendent to retire at end of spring semester
The superintendent of one of the largest school districts in the state will retire at the end of this school year, a letter to the community announced on Jan. 22. “It has been an honor to serve the …

K-12 student art exhibit will go online this year

Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show will be shown virtually Jan. 19 to May 31. Students continue to create both inside and outside the classroom, according to teacher Anna …

Battling the pandemic 'ultramarathon,' through a nurse's eyes

Even though he had followed all the guidelines — social distancing, wearing a mask, spending most of his time at home, washing his hands — a senior still arrived at Centennial Medical Plaza, …

Confusion defines process as Colorado seniors wait for vaccines

As Colorado continued the early stages of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Jared Polis announced that people 70 and older would soon be eligible for vaccination in certain areas. The No. 1 question …

My Name Is ... Mark McGee

Working with the Blackbird Out of high school, I had the same choices as anyone: go to work, go to college, or join the military. I had been working for years and I thought I knew everything already, …

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Dominic Cain, 20, left, and Haley Leigvold, 21, sit at The Streets at SouthGlenn on inauguration day, Jan. 20.

Local residents react to Biden inauguration

In the days before inauguration day, the country saw worries that widespread unrest would mark the day Joe Biden was set to become president. In Centennial, the day appeared to go off without a …
The Melvin-Lewis Cemetery, a former part of a small community called Melvin that once sat near the Cherry Creek waterway, sits in the Pioneer Hills shopping center Jan. 14 just off Parker Road in Aurora, near Centennial.

Cemetery a historic landmark in shopping center

At the Pioneer Hills shopping center just off Parker Road, visitors can find the typical features of a suburban retail destination: a Bed Bath & Beyond, a PetSmart, a handful of chain …

Faith leaders talk of ‘opening people’s eyes’ to racism

Across the country, demonstrations over the past several months buoyed up a conversation about race and unequal treatment that protesters say still runs rampant in the lives of people of color. A …
Diners sit outside Smokin Fins in downtown Littleton on Nov. 20, hours before new orders took effect ending indoor dining in the face of surging COVID-19 numbers.

Level yellow could be weeks away for 5-Star businesses

In mid-December, businesses across Colorado saw state officials throw them what appeared to be an extra lifeline with the arrival of the “5-Star” program to allow them to operate with expanded …
A rendering of the new Sweetgreen drive-thru, which will be located at 9215 South Broadway in Highlands Ranch. The drive-thru will have a large window so customers can see into the kitchen.

New drive-thru restaurant to offer fast, fresh fare

A California-based restaurant focused on providing fresh, healthy food has set its sights on Highlands Ranch for its first ever drive-thru location. Sweetgreen, which already has two locations in …
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Aspen Bowl by Littleton Fine Arts Guild artist Bill Knoll.

Carving wood, taking photos keeps artist busy

“If possible, I used rescued wood from local trees to make small bowls, boxes and many other artistic wooden items,” said Bill Knoll. He exhibits both photography and wood pieces with the …
Jazz vocalist/guitarist Allan Harris will livestream from Lone Tree Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Harlem After Dark to perform in livestream

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, presents a livestream performance by jazz vocalist/guitarist Allan Harris, with his trio: “Harlem After Dark” at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. See …
Kyle Lang was inspired to play drums as an outlet to express himself.

Taking it to the streets: Sharing music and words of love in the age of COVID

A small desk, an antique typewriter and some space on Denver’s 16th Street Mall are the tools Colorado native Devan Kingsford needs to arouse some pretty strong emotions. With a few taps on the …
Coming Attractions

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
Ada Florence Ashford, 95, is shown in her kitchen wearing the apron she put on first thing each morning in this 2004 photo by Kristina Loggia, part of the “Apron Chronicles” exhibit opening Jan. 23 at History Colorado.
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‘Apron Chronicles’ exhibit coming to end of journey

History Colorado at 1200 Broadway in Denver is a wonderful spot for family (or individual) visits on a winter — or actually, any — day. Exhibits take you back to the state’s years-ago history …
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Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Six of one, half a dozen of the other, if that’s OK

I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I would say on Twitter if I were on Twitter. The same goes for Facebook and Instagram and any others I don’t know about. Sooner or later, everyone on Twitter …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Hope and encouragement, love and forgiveness

Recently I was asked about some of the best advice I have received over my career. As I considered my response, I thought about some of the great business minds and strategists who provided guidance. …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

New year, new possibilities

A new year is upon us and 2020 is but a bad memory. It is important though, to learn what we can from the events of last year, to better prepare for any opportunities in 2021 and beyond. It is hard …
Coming Attractions

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
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