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Demetrios Fefes thanks Pleasant View Firefighters at Station 41 in Golden.

From cardiac arrest, to heartfelt meeting with first responders

Demetrios Fefes is lucky to be alive. He knows it. On a blustery October morning, Fefes, his wife, Kristen, and his two young sons, wanted everyone involved in keeping him that way, to know how truly …
Harry Voigt stands in his Lone Tree home where he practices virtually before a race.

Lone Tree racer is success on track

When Harry Voigt wanted to explain in his college application essay which life experiences helped reshape how he defines himself — from a little boy with dyslexia thinking “I was stupid” to a …
No matter how hold children get, parents are always returning for annual reunions to see the nurses that helped them through a time.

A vital and 'lovely job': NICU nurses care for babies and families in trying times

They are the last people parents want to see on what it supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives. But, in a short amount of time, they become people who parents treasure, remember and …
Lifelong horse owner Karen Richard with her horse, Summer.

Horse culture still kicking in modern West

In 1950, metro Denver’s population hovered right around 500,000. Farms and horse properties could still be found throughout the close-in suburbs. By the mid-1970s, the population had more than …
Joe Hix, left, his brother Dean Lockhead, and Lockhead's dog Fenriz on a hiking trip a few years before Hix was killed.

'People see it as a homeless junkie getting killed'

On a lonely spot in the industrial district where the Little Dry Creek bike path crosses Platte River Drive in northwest Englewood, a hand-engraved metal plate is screwed into a wooden post. It …
Warren Stokes of Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood stands with one of his maze art pieces called "Ivory vs Enamel." Stokes uses his art as a healing mechanism, in his profession as a teacher and for activism.

Breaking the ice with art: Washington Park resident shares his maze pieces to combat racial division

Warren Stokes loves his neighborhood. He enjoys his daily six-block walk from his home to Washington Park, where he goes to create his art. But he has noticed that other pedestrians will often cross …
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Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District …
Misty Siderfin started her job as Morrison’s police chief on July 6, only to resign months later, citing the city’s police department’s staffing and funding challenges.

Consultant suggests Morrison stop relying on ticket revenue to fund PD

Morrison officials need to stop relying on traffic-ticket revenue to pay for the police department, according to a consultant’s report that town officials received earlier this year. While that was …
Emily Nelson is CEO of Be a Tree Cremation in Denver, which offers an alternative to traditional end-of-life services.

Denver business offers ‘water cremation’ as end-of-life alternative

Let’s talk about death. “It’s really a Western culture thing, this death denial,” says Emily Nelson. “Where we just don’t really think about it or talk about it and it’s just become …

Highlands Ranch Metro District unveils $13.5 million 2022 budget

Highlands Ranch Metro District staff has unveiled the proposed budget for 2022, starting the official process toward final approval in December. To meet state law, Metro District Finance Director …
Alternate angle of the scene at the ribbon cutting.

Ribbon cutting celebrates completion of Olde Town projects

To commemorate the competition of the Olde Town Arvada semi-permanent pedestrian area and the completion of Phase One of the Ralston Road Improvement Project, the City of Arvada held the largest …
A 2015 aerial view of Mainstreet in downtown Parker.

Parker survey shows residents worry about growth

While most Parker residents’ favorite thing about living in the town is still the sense of community, the “hometown feel” in the area has been steadily decreasing for years, according to a …
Pilots transporting patients to area hospitals have seen an increase in laser strikes in 2020 and 2021.

Flight for Life crew impacted by laser strike

A Flight for Life pilot said he has fully recovered after falling victim to a laser incident in Castle Rock. Eric Billings, a 20-year commercial pilot, said he was leading a crew to drop off a …
Douglas County Coroner’s Office staff: (from left) Jessica Carlos, Senior Forensic medicolegal death investigator; Jill Romann, coroner; Nick Lobello, chief deputy coroner; Taylor Lowry, MDI; Lauren Stockton, manager of coroner administration.

Behind the curtain at the county coroner's office

Inside the Douglas County Coroner's Office in Castle Rock, there's an autopsy suite equipped with modern equipment to carry out medical examinations. There is a refrigerated room holding cadavers, …

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on …

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Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher.

News
Hopes that the current election to pick six seats on the Lakewood City Council might perhaps improve the cordiality of its members are dim, at best. With the Nov. 2 deadline to turn in an election …
Brighton's new city manager was the acting city manager for the past week/ City council made the promotion official during an Oct. 26 special meeting. He succeeds Jane Bais DiSessa, who …
A candidate for re-election to the Douglas County School Board has filed a report with the county sheriff's office after a heated confrontation with an audience member at a candidate forum. The …
This is a profile of one of two candidates in Centennial City Council District 1, representing the far west part of the city, encompassing most areas between South Broadway and Colorado Boulevard. …
Life
The latter half of the 2010s saw increased involvement in national and local elections, with more women running – and winning – than ever before. While national figures drew a lot of eyes, …
Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Her program will include swing, beebop …
Friends gathered on a recent sunny Oct. 14 at Hudson Gardens to welcome a sculptural tribute and remember the late Carmela Geselbracht, a former Littleton resident who was an artist, sculptor and …
Few artists are able to capture a moment like Thomas Evans. The artist, who paints under the name Detour, specializes in large-scale public art. His murals of people like George Floyd, Breonna …
Sports
Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Prairie View High School’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to play in the state’s newest classification starting in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
AURORA -- Four area teams made their way into the state 5A soccer playoffs, according to brackets released by the Colorado High School Activities Association,. Rock Canyon drew the No. 8 seed and …
AURORA -- Golden High School and D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School earned spots in the stsate 4A soccer playoffs, according to breackets rleased by the Colorado High School Activities …
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