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Artificial turf allowed for Thornton's single-family homes front yards

Artificial turf is now allowed in the front yards of Thornton’s single-family homes after the city council voted 6-3 to amend the municipal code at the May 23 city council meeting. City …

State breathes life into lifeguard training following Memorial Day weekend

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.

New Downtown coming along

The WYND Flats at 90th and Westminster Blvd. in Downtown Westminster will be the city’s first condos in over a decade. “The first condominiums constructed within the city in well …

Summer opens at Carpenter Park with Thorntonfest

Thorntonfest returns to the Carpenter Park Fields June 3, featuring food, games and some live events and demonstrations. The festival is open from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. in the park, at 108th and Colorado …

Northglenn passes e-bike, e-scooter regulations

Northglenn to enforce safety zones beginning June 1

Northglenn will start enforcing the safety sensitive zones on June 1, City Manager Heather Geyer announced to council at the May 22 city council meeting.  “Signage for this program is …

Holy Family sends off graduates

The sun shined through the clouds on May 18 for Holy Family High School to graduate their seniors.  Patrick Cavanaugh, the valedictorian and a future Notre Dame student, quoted the former …

Drone soccer players from Westminster compete in South Korea

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.
The bus service from Denver’s Union Station to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park will be available for their fourth year this summer. Bustang will resume service on May 27 and …
Westminster High School's class of 2023 celebrated its commencement exercises May 20 at Broomfield's 1stBank  Center, with 350 graduates  marching.
Westminster should use a mix of grants, debt refinancing and cash to help pay for a new water treatment plant, councilors were told May 15. Westminster city staff presented to the council how they …
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 …
Thornton could begin to gradually raise ambulance fees based on a Cityn Council discussion at the May 16 planning session.  Interim Fire Chief Stephan Kelley asked the council to approve …
The state 6A girls basketball tournament starts Tuesday, Feb. 21. CHSAA released the brackets, and here's what they look like .. Valor Christian has the top seed and hosts Mountain Vista in the …
To watch Arvada High School’s Elisha Allen compete in girls wrestling, it would be hard to see that the road to a potential college wrestling future wasn’t evenly paved.
Legacy's Quinn Funk took a league title  at 190 pounds at the Front Range League wrestling tournament Jan. 28 at Prairie View High School. He won all four of his matches by pinfall. Ryan …
DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …
High School Sports Schedules

Holy Family Cross country Aug. 20: @Windsor, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 2: @Broomfield County Commons, 2 p.m. Sept. 10: @Josephine Jones Park, Greeley, 5 p.m. Sept. 17: @Washington Park, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24: …

Mountain Range HS scoreboard March 16

Baseball Mountain Range opened the baseball season with a 14-1 win at Overland March 14. Joshua Harris had a base hit and three RBIs for the Mustangs. Jayden Hansen had three hits and drove in two …

Culture Stories

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.

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.
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Lifestyle and Entertainment

Cool Jazz for a Hot Summer Night in Northglenn

The CJRO Sextet will feature the music of Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, and other iconic West Coast Jazz musicians of the time. The concert will be performed at Parsons Theatre 1 E. Memorial Parkway …

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.  

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.
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: Don’t let fear block goals

She was invited to speak at her first women’s conference. Although Carolyn was excited about the opportunity to finally be invited to share her story, she was petrified of speaking in public. …

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.

Say goodbye to winter with a mix of indoor entertainment

While March is technically the beginning of spring, it isn’t until April that it really starts to feel like we’re transitioning from the cold weather to something more pleasant. April is the …

Column: Skin care for spring and summer

Students and families in the Pikes Peak region are gearing up for spring break later this month. Whether it’s a sandy beach or the snowy slopes, there are several skin care tips to keep in mind. …

Column: Adding value through relatable life experiences

Robin was one of the newest and youngest members of the team attending the training session. As the facilitator shared ideas, strategies and tactics for dealing with the various situations that the …
Everybody hates Hamlet at Miners Alley
To be or not to be… bored by the ramblings of a certain prince of Denmark is a question one need not face when going to see the hilarious new entry in Miners Alley Playhouse’s season, “I Hate …
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.” …
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 …
Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival celebrates AAPI stories
Proving the power of storytelling has been part of the Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival since its inception and this year it is taking the time to celebrate all the voices that share their stories.
A whole new immersive Disney world
Anyone who has fallen in love with a Disney animated film knows one of the great joys of the studio’s work is getting lost in the astounding worlds that have been created.
Explore your blind spot in Thornton
There are any number of ways to move through the world. Every day, artist and historian Chloé Duplessis makes the conscious decision to move in love. As a woman of color and person navigating life …
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