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A Sterling Ranch man who was arrested on a murder charge allegedly strangled his mother in their home on Jan. 23.
The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …
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 …
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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Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …

Letter - Avoid disinformation

Avoid disinformation In a recent letter to the editor, Laureen Boll (Douglas County FAIR chapter leader and Douglas County Libraries Foundation chair) writes how “some parents” have taken it upon …

Letter - Equality, equity both needed

Equality, equity both needed Intercultural competence is the capability to shift perspective and adapt behavior effectively across cultures. Including learning how to think, act, communicate and work …

Letter - School taxes are worth it

School taxes are worth it I received my property tax bill Jan. 21 and was pleased that my portion to fund Douglas County Schools only reflected a modest increase from last year. My pleasure was …

Letter - Moderation needed

Moderation needed The World Economic Forum’s main excuse for all the world’s ills is climate change — tied to the lack of energy supply diversification, food shortages, and cost-of-living …

Health care giants form one insurance company

By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …
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. 
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Life
Stories on Stage features Peter Heller
Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …
Momentous treaty coming to Denver
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …
‘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 — …
Napoleon with a twist at Buntport
The Death of Napoleon” plays through Feb. 18 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver and is the 51st original play written by this clever crew. “Loosely based” on historical facts, they …
Pianist to perform with Arapahoe Philharmonic
The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Pianist Lorraine Min will appear with the orchestra in a concert called “Rhythm and Blue” featuring …
Quilt exhibit is sew spectacular
“Wild!” is the title of a beautiful new exhibit at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village. Studio Art Quilt Associates of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah put out a call to its members for …
Arts, Culture, Music

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 …

‘Spamalot’ parodies King Arthur’s realm

King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at …
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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.
VOICES
Voices

Letter - Intimidation was intent

Intimidation was intent Thank you for covering the appearance of FEC United and the UADF at the December Douglas County School District’s Equity Advisory Council meeting. This is an important …

Letter - Snow removal falls short

Snow removal falls short Dear Douglas County DOT, I would like to thank you for the abysmal snow clearing job you did after the late December storm. Your complete disregard for neighborhood safety …

Letter - Get out of the way

Get out of the way Race is a social construct. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. Learn about Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kendall Thomas and Patricia Williams. It is important to understand what …

Letter - Push back against extremism

Push back against extremism I read the recent letters from women defending the FEC and its militia branch the UDAF (United American Defense Force). FEC United and UDAF were founded by opportunists …

Letter - Tell the truth

Tell the truth On 12/15/22 Colorado Community Media published an article: “FEC United attends school district meeting,” with the scary subhead “Security provided.” The clear intent of this …
Columnists
Column: Playing through the pain
The game was close, there was less than two minutes to go, and the field was a mix of snow and slush. On the previous play, his hand had been caught between two helmets as he attempted to make the …
From the Editor: Average is OK
Being average is OK. I will say that again. Being average is OK. I recently started listening to the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#@@.” I have to admit my husband recommended it a couple …
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 …

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