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Area dentist investigated for wife's alleged murder

An investigation into a husband suspected of recently killing his wife has led detectives to look into a two-week period where Angela Craig, 43, was admitted to Parker Adventist Hospital and released twice before her death at University Hospital.

Douglas County commissioners attempt to move past conflict in ‘civility’ meeting

In a near about-face compared to just six days prior, two of Douglas County’s elected leaders engaged in a conversation to try burying the hatchet after a long climate of animosity.

Role of ‘taxpayer dollars’ in planned apartments near Parker is complicated

As news spread about a proposed affordable housing development near Parker — yet another flashpoint in the ongoing battle against new apartment complexes in the Denver suburbs — many area residents expressed concern about its funding.

American Legion Post 1187 honors deputy, firefighter in annual awards

At the American Legion Department of Colorado Mid-year Conference, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Deputy Tammy Bozarth and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department’s Casey Venafro …

Englewood council discusses housing density, potential zoning changes

The Englewood City Council further brainstormed potential zoning changes that could increase housing density in traditionally single-family areas during its March 13 study session.  The …

Littleton Public Schools nutrition director advocates for federal support of meal programs

Looking towards July, nutrition directors in schools across the country are urging federal lawmakers to strengthen their support of school nutrition programs.

Arvada Center takes audiences back to ‘Our Town’

There are some 20th century plays that are simply synonymous with the theater. And right at the top of that list is Thornton Wilder’s immortal story of small-town life and love, “Our Town.” …

Shooting puts Brighton schools on 'secure', lockdown status

One person was wounded after a shooting March 15  at South 9th Ave. and Bush Street,near Brighton High School.   "We believe we have all the suspects in custody at this time," …
The parents of Kendrick Castillo, the student killed in the 2019 STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, plan to turn down a $387,000 settlement from the school in favor of releasing more information …
The Centers for Spiritual Living in Parker will be hosting the second annual Holistic Expo and Creative Market, On April 15-16, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock.
The Parker Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing teen from the Parker area. 
The Second Annual Unified Basketball Game on Feb. 22 at Elizabeth Middle School featured 12 students with unique physical and intellectual disabilities who hit the court after months of practice.
Boys volleyball became a sanctioned sport in Colorado three years ago and has steadily been growing. “The level of volleyball is rising and rising,” said Legend boys volleyball coach …
If you’re going to set a Guinness World Record, you might as well accomplish the feat not once, but twice.
The source of Boyd Rothman’s interest in swimming depends on who’s answering the question. “I don’t know. I just did,” said the 8-year-old Arvada resident. His …
Fort Lupton’s Scotty Sanders can talk about baseball with just about anyone. He can play it, too, from club ball in the summer to high-school ball in the spring. But what may not be visible …
After a three-year postponement, the Encore Players at Littleton United Methodist Church will sponsor a Native American Short Play Festival, produced by a new organization, Celebration of Native Arts …
Great Outdoors” is the title for the new exhibit at the Depot Art Center, 2069 W. Powers Ave., downtown Littleton, lasting until April 30. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free …
Denver Noir,” a collection of crime stories by 14 local writers, edited by Cynthia Swanson, provides material for actors Betty Hart, Rodney Lizcano and Anne Penner to read from in the “Stories on …
“Near East to Far West: Fictions of French and American Colonialism” is open in the Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum through May 29 and is filled with stories, color and historic …
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Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection.

Bringing Music to Life returns for 13th year

Anyone who has seen a child fall in love with music knows the lasting impact the art can have on a life. But if children never have access to those instruments, all the love of music in the world …

Denver Jewish Film Festival adds new voices

There’s nothing wrong with taking a new approach to a beloved event — that’s how new perspectives and stories get added to familiar ones. In his second year as general manager of the JCC Mizel …

Make-A-Wish Colorado alumni, volunteers celebrate its 40th anniversary

Make-A-Wish Colorado celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and is hosting an anniversary celebration and fundraiser in April in Denver. Since it started, the organization has granted more than 6,000 wishes for children with critical illnesses as a way of giving them hope and something to look forward to during their treatment.
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