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An extremely familiar face — one that has already achieved significant coaching success — is taking over another program at Adams City High School.
Countless public pools opened over the Memorial Day weekend as schools let out and summer approaches. But whether they remain open throughout the season is another matter.
Riverdale Ridge Ravens open their wings, making croaking calls symbolizing the raven spirit of transformation, survival, and opportunity into the world to plan for the future, graduating on Monday, …
In Incheon, South Korea, flying orbs whistle, buzz and clash in the air in an effort to glide through hoops for points. If you’ve ever seen Harry Potter, it’s a lot like a remote-controlled, electric version of Quidditch.
Adams City High School Eagles left the nest, soaring into the future on what lies ahead for 325 students receiving diplomas on Saturday, May 20. Adams City High School is a dual language school …
A Commerce City author has turned her thoughts about raising her three sons into a top selling on Amazon. Commerce City's Andrea Lende published "A Mother's Love," this past Mother's Day. The …
A new  Brighton business hopes to offer a local fix for  a national problem, poor credit. PA-CA Enterprises owners Janeth Castro and Bill Patterson said they are in business to help …
Adams County’s new Veteran’s Memorial will get a companion amphitheater across Mann-Nyholt Lake next year, county commissioners agreed May 9. “When people are taking pictures and their event is …

DA, Courts offering ‘Fresh Start Day’ May 19

Courts in Adams and Broomfield counties will be offering official forgiveness for some low-level and non-violent crimes May 19. The warrant clearance event is part of a partnership between the …

Wrestling: Fort Lupton’s Alvarado moves west to Mesa State

A lot of factors prompted Fort Lupton’s Will Alvarado to choose Mesa State University in Grand Junction as his next academic and athletic stop.

Colorado’s first professional women’s ultimate team sees success in inaugural season

The Alpenglow is one of eight teams in the Western Ultimate League (WUL), formed in 2020 with the belief that “women and non-binary athletes deserve to be seen and their abilities showcased in the form of professional-level stadium games that are broadcast for the world to see.” This season was the WUL’s first due to delays caused by the pandemic.

No reason to not use Narcan

With the number of opioid overdoses out of proportion in Adams County, nurses from the county health department  are hoping to train the public to administer Narcan "One in eight opioid …

Adams County debuts sexual health mobile unit

The Adams County Health Department Nurses are celebrating Nurses Week and rolling out a new mobile unit to test for sexually transmitted diseases, prevention, and treatment. "Since the …

Unified athletes and Heroes join forces for fun & competition

Take the Riverdale Ridge High School baseball team, add in unified athletes from around the 27J School District and the result is the Ravens' first heroes game May 6 in Thornton.

Help Wanted: Lifeguards

Pools around the metro area are gearing up to open for the summer. That is, if there are enough lifeguards.

City of Brighton prays in observance of National Day of Prayer

The City of Brighton communities came out to pray at Carmichael Park in observance of The National Day of Prayer on May 2. The event was spiritual, with several speakers with prayers, readings, …

Money coming to DRCOG to tackle air pollution, environmental justice

The Denver Regional Council of Governments will receive $1 million from the Inflation Reduction Act to cut pollution and build clean energy economies across the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan …
Area News
North Suburban Medical Center added an AirLife Denver HealthOne ambulance and helicopter emergency service to its campus to serve the North Metro communities at 9191 Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado, …
Nothing seems to be broken with Brighton's charter, City Councilors agreed May 2, so there's likely no need to change it. “I still say this is a solution in search of a problem,” Councilor Tom …
The Butterfly Pavilion kicked off Pollinator Palooza with the opening of a new exhibit on May 2, with help from Congresswoman Brittany Petersen and First Gentleman Marlon Reis.  “When I …
Showing his cards at the last minute, the governor revealed a proposal on May 1 to curb increases on Coloradans’ property tax payments and enact what Democrats say is a “long-term solution” to prevent growing home values from raising property tax bills.
Judy Ceretto and her husband Ron, a retired Fort Lupton firefighter, were traveling through Nevada when they happened upon a sea of American flags. “We had been out there for a week and we …

Lightning and Thunderhawks in heated battle

BROOMFIELD - The Legacy high school baseball team came up with a big victory in the Front Range League Saturday, but not without controversy. The No. 6 Lightning rallied from a 4-run deficit to beat …

Gonzalez chooses one sport and heavily leans toward one school

Fort Lupton’s Jonathan Gonzalez knows that between football and soccer – he played both for the Bluedevils in the fall – that he’d rather stick with soccer.

Middle Park girls' soccer blanks Bluedevils

Middle Park High School showed why it's atop the class 2A/3A Frontier League girls soccer standings April 29.

Culture Stories

Many multitudes of dance

Bella Diva World Dance Studio is an all-inclusive space for people young and old to feel the music and express themselves.  For dancers who want to break out of the traditional dance studio format, the international company based in Denver could be a dream come true.

Private dog park site gaining pup-ularity

Since Elle Ritt started renting her Wheat Ridge yard to fellow dog owners in November, she’s hosted birthday parties for pups, pooch photoshoots and doggie play groups almost every weekend.

Unique sports abound in the Denver metro area

Spring is in full swing, bringing many folks around Colorado out of the doldrums of winter with the promise of outdoor recreation.

Exploring Colorado's bike paths

On most Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays, a team of bikers meets to explore Colorado’s network of trails.
Lifestyle and Entertainment

Column: Life/Art Ensemble takes dance into the world

When many people think of starting a dance organization, they probably conjure up images of children or teenagers awkwardly figuring out how to get their feet to do what their minds want them to.

Taking an Alzheimer's diagnosis 'a mile at a time'

Mark Macy is a fighter. The Evergreen resident always has been driven to succeed as an attorney, an endurance athlete and a devoted family man. Now at age 69, he continues his drive to succeed in his battle against Alzheimer’s disease.

Denver Fashion Week returns to city’s runways

Everybody has an outfit or two they love but don’t have the occasion or courage to pull out of the closest. Celebrating style like that — and providing an opportunity to bust out these gems — …

Local suburban bars a place for up-and-coming music talent in Denver metro area

At The Alley in downtown Littleton, you might find a musician who’s so into the music, they’ll get up and dance on the bar.

SeriesFest returns for a blockbuster Season 9

After a bit of a pandemic slowdown, SeriesFest, which celebrates emerging and underserved voices in episodic storytelling, is back bigger and better than ever, overflowing with top-notch television viewing for all audiences.  
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 …

Brighton Dia de los Muertos

The Grupo Azteca Huitzilopochtli from Mexico opened Brighton's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a stunning performance wearing feather headdresses and colorful costumes …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
Column: Love, recognition and appreciation
Many years ago, I remember hearing this question posed to a group of people going through some training, “How often should you tell your spouse that you love them?” Take a moment to consider what …
Finance Column: The U.S. dollar as world currency
There is a lot of news about the U.S. dollar (USD) and how sustainable it is as the world currency in the future. While I don’t expect a major shift away from the dollar during my lifetime, we do …
Finance Column: How failed banks impact investors
It can be very unsettling to hear of a bank failure such as Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) last month. Investors may wonder how they should react or if they should adjust their portfolios. First, a little …
Chicks Fly at Wings Over the Rockies
Women have played a role in aviation since humans first took to the sky, but as is so often the case, they don’t receive nearly the recognition and celebration their male counterparts do. The Wings Over the Rockies’ Chicks Fly! Showcase aims to do something about this fact.  
Women+Film Festival brings small stories to big screen
There are many features that make film festivals special events for attendees, but one that keeps me returning every year is the opportunity to catch films on the big screen you might not be able to any other time.
The Arvada Center invites audiences to join its book club
Anyone who has been in a book club before knows they can be a brilliant opportunity to bond with friends, both old and new, over a shared love of the written word. And they can also be ground zero for all kinds of interpersonal messiness.
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