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Metropolitan Academy of Dance performers at the Dec. 3. event.

Talent of all ages highlighted at Centennial Holiday Artisan Market

As she twirled, jumped and danced her heart out at Centennial Center Park, 11-year-old Onyx Toney was among local talent who brought holiday cheer to the city on Dec. 3.   It was her …
Brianne Price holds her daughter, Lily, who was hospitalized with a virus commonly known as RSV in November.

Respiratory viruses raise concern for children across Denver metro area

Mom Brianne Price knew respiratory illnesses could be a concern because her baby was born prematurely. Then her other child, her 4-year-old boy, came home with a cough. Soon after, Price was calling a nurse help line.
Rendering of what the proposed 395-unit development could look like in Englewood, as of Aug. 10, 2022.

Proposed Englewood residential complex clears planning/zoning board

A proposed 395-unit residential development near West Oxford Avenue and South Navajo Street is one step closer to approval after receiving support from the majority of Englewood’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
A view of Standley Lake Reservoir on Wednesday morning, Jan. 6.

Westminster council discusses Standley Lake boating

Westminster city council discussed bringing back boating to Standley Lake at the Nov. 21 study session.  Trailered boats and powered watercraft have not been allowed on Standley Lake since …

Five-year-old Charlotte Rowland is about to deliver her Christmas wish list to Santa and Mrs Claus at the city of Brighton's tree-lighting program Dec. 3 at Founders Plaza. After repairs to a breaker, Mayor Greg Mills lit the Christmas tree, signifying the beginning of the holiday season.

'Tis the holiday season in Brighton w/video

Education
Students outside at Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School.

Littleton district to keep current elementary boundaries

Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School in the Littleton district was built to serve a maximum capacity of 650 students, according to a presentation by the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) at an Oct. 27 school board meeting. In its second year of operation, there are currently 707 students enrolled at Ford.
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

Tim Hernández speaking during the panel at Lone Tree Arts Center on Nov. 9.

Education leaders discuss equity, injustice

Making the education system equitable is no easy feat, but education leaders across Colorado continue to push for positive change and share the lessons they’ve learned in hopes of creating a …
Business
Blush Out West, one of over 60 vendors at The Emporium, offers women’s clothing and home goods with a Western vibe.

Emporium marks milestone

Mike Slattery is eager to celebrate a Castle Rock destination that he loves with the community that has supported it for a decade. On Oct. 1, The Emporium will mark its 10th anniversary with free …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
The cafe offers an elevated take on PB&J sandwiches. The Banana Fo’fana is stuffed with bananas Foster jam, fresh sliced bananas, crisp bacon and creamy peanut butter.

Business Corner: Littleton Eatery finding its footing

Tucked behind a car dealership on South Broadway, first-time restaurateur Gene Hill is ushering a Littleton cafe through an “identity crisis.”  Originally billed as Brad B Jammin’ PB&J …

Boutique owner happy to work

Jen Burgess doesn’t like to think of the problems that every small business owner encounters as challenges. She prefers to call them little hurdles instead.  “If you can jump that little hurdle …

Fresh ingredients make Zell’s crepes a nutritious lunch option, says owner James Beatty.

Zell’s Mountain opens in time for new school year

High school students are a key part of the business model of a new fast-casual restaurant that opened its doors just in time for the school year.  Zell’s Mountain Creperie, owned by James and …
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