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Learning he could succeed key for Brighton sculptor

Yanny Channal was tired of being told he couldn't do it. But now the self-taught artist and sculptor from Brighton is placing three of his sculptures around the metro area, claiming the  top …

High-school officials’ fees to increase

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 …

CHSAA approves slight change to Sunday contact rules

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 …

Sheriff, family remember Heath Gumm

Family members and first responders filled the plaza outside of the Adams County sheriff's department offices in Brighton Jan. 24 to memorialize one of their own who died five years …

CHSAA signs partnership with Children’s Colorado

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 …

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Neguse join call for review of noise, lead at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper and Representative Neguse are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to send a representative to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport’s Community Noise …

Westminster addresses EPA for leaded fuel at airports

Westminster approved a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding their endangerment finding on leaded fuel at airports on Jan. 9 at a post city council meeting.  “Toward …

Sex trafficking case nets 10-year sentence

A 33-year-old man drew a 10-year sentence in the Department of Corrections after his guilty plea for trafficking a minor for sexual servitude. A statement from the 17th Judicial District …
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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 …
Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …
Mary Rose Donahue keeps a box of scissors in her classroom, not for arts and crafts projects with her students but for the same reason she also stores a baseball bat and a first-aid kit complete with …
Westminster unanimously voted on Jan. 23 to contribute to the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, a program that provides services for community members experiencing withdrawal and mental health …
Adams 12 Five Star School District saw a bump in overall graduation rates in 2022. “It's nice to see that we are climbing back up there. We know we need to work in a few areas, But we're …
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For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
WESTMINSTER – Dom and Danthony Muniz have something in common besides a blood relationship, Each is invested in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Danthony started seven years ago, and Dom …
A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …
STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
High-school officials’ fees are among the lowest among nearby states, according to Riverdale Ridge athletic director Aaron Reisen.  The pay scale depends on the level of game (junior …
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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 Jan. 29

Boys basketball Erie beat Mountain Range 79-57 on the Tigers' floor Jan. 28. No stats were available for either team. Mountain Range beat PVHS 64-46 in Brighton Jan. 26. No stats were available …

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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. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.
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'Spring Awakening' coming to Northglenn

The longest-running disability-affirmative theater in the United States will bring its version of the Tony Award-winning play “Spring Awakening” at the Northglenn's Parsons Theatre March …

Free Armenian show coming to Westminster

Armfolk folk ensemble will be coming to the Westminster MAC on Jan. 28 for a free concert at 6:30 p.m.. The concert is presented by the Westminster Rotary Club anb the City of Westminster. …

New members of guild share art

Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot …

Award-winning author to speak with readers

Arapahoe Libraries announces that award-winning author Kristin Hannah will speak via Zoom with readers at 6 p.m. on Jan 19. Her popular title, “The Nightingale,” is scheduled for early 2023 film …
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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 …
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Column: Our focus controls our balance

As a part of his workout, he included time standing on inflatable balance discs in between sets of weightlifting. His goal was to maintain his balance on the disc for 45 seconds while standing on …

Column: Saying it and praying it

By now most of us have heard what happened to the Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, during a Monday Night Football game on Jan. 2. Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle against a …

NYE options for every kind of partier

Celebrating the new year can be a tricky proposition — some people really love going out and doing a big party with lots of folks, music and lights. For others, it’s a quiet night in with a few …

Go deep sea diving at the DMNS

Despite all the oceanic exploration humans have done over the years, it remains a largely unknown and mysterious place. But visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s new exhibit, …

Column: Lawns require special care in winter

Winter lawn care for a wide variety of turfgrasses slightly differs from that of spring, summer and fall. Your lawn is no longer in the active growing season. In fact, most warm season lawns go dormant around this time.
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Vail Film Festival brings the world into viewers’ homes
For those who have never attended a film festival, the prospect of navigating all the screenings and events can be a little daunting. Plus, there’s the added challenges of finding time to eat …
‘A Christmas Story’ for everyone at Miners Alley
There are some stories that you can’t even remember when you first encountered them — they just seem to have always been around. For countless families, the immortal film “A Christmas Story” …
Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer
Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the …
Autumn anglers have a friend
When you need some good ole basic rod and reel fishing advice you have a lot of sources, not the least of which is our helpful State Parks & Wildlife pros. Add to that group your long-time …
Focusing on Westminster’s future, downtown and beyond
Ever so slow, the proposed 2040 Comprehensive Land Use Plan as well as the specific density plan for the New Downtown finally will be before the city council at a Dec. 5 study session. Over a year …
Welcome the holiday season to the Denver area
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! At this time of year, people are constantly searching for fun ways to explore the metro area and all it has to offer — maybe you have family in from out of town …
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