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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 …
Chances are if you’re on social media, you’ve heard of “Dry January,” the trend of giving up alcohol for the first month of the year. According to some Colorado residents, the challenge isn’t new, but it is worth a try. 
When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …
Roughly 200 people gathered in a conference space at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. The bustling noises fell into an organized silence as the crowd listened for the farthest thing they could hear. Then, for the closest.
Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.
Casa Bonita in Lakewood will open in May 2023, according to an announcement by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Extreme cold weather expected in the Denver metro area for this week — down to -40 degrees with wind chill from one estimate by the National Weather Service of Denver/Boulder — has prompted the metro area to open various cold weather emergency shelters for the unhoused to come inside. 
Today, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis verbally authorized the activation of more than 100 Colorado National Guard members to support extreme cold weather operations across Colorado as the state prepares …
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Colorado may end age-discriminating work question

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 …

Educators urge lawmakers to pay schools what they’re owed

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 …

Lawmakers want to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050

One of the boldest climate change and air pollution bills set for debate in the legislature this year would attempt to eliminate all of Colorado’s carbon emissions by 2050, set tough interim goals …

Denver bought one-way bus tickets for 1,900 migrants

Denver spent nearly a half-million dollars last month buying one-way Greyhound bus tickets to other cities for 1,900 migrants who arrived here after crossing the U.S. southern border, according to …

School closures coming as enrollment dips again

Enrollment in Colorado public schools took another dip this school year, setting up reduced funding for districts across the state and raising the threat of further school closures. The problems — …

Expanded preschool program received 12,000 applications

Close to 12,000 applicants signed up for the state’s expanded preschool program Tuesday, the first day parents could enroll their child ahead of the program’s start this fall. The number of …

Colorado’s high school graduation rate jumped in 2022

Colorado’s four-year high school graduation rate for the class of 2022 ticked up to 82.3%, jumping 0.6 percentage points from the previous year, according to data released by the Colorado …

Big lines from Gov. Jared Polis’ 2023 inaugural

Gov. Jared Polis provided a road map for how he plans to spend his next four years leading Colorado as he was sworn into office for his second term.  “When you listen to enough folks, you realize …

Polis calls for more property tax relief

Gov. Jared Polis wants state lawmakers to deliver an additional $200 million in property tax relief over the next two years, bringing the total respite offered by the legislature over that period to …
Culture Stories

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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Stories on Stage features Peter Heller
Stories on Stage will present an afternoon with Denver author Peter Heller at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Allison Watrous and Tim McCracken will read stories from …
Momentous treaty coming to Denver
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed what is now the western United States, and pages of that document will arrive at History Colorado Museum, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver to accompany the exhibit …
‘In the Trenches’ looks at parenting
Kristina and Graham Fuller first presented their new musical, “In the Trenches: A Parenting Musical” as part of the fall JAAMM Festival at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center in Denver — …
Napoleon with a twist at Buntport
The Death of Napoleon” plays through Feb. 18 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver and is the 51st original play written by this clever crew. “Loosely based” on historical facts, they …
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 …

‘Entanglements’ with nature

Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts starts off a new year with “Entanglements,” a new lens-based exhibit of works by 11 national and international artists, which will run …

‘Spamalot’ parodies King Arthur’s realm

King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at …

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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Referee protection, pay scale on CHSAA’s legislative council agenda

The decision-making arm of the Colorado High School Activities Association will take up protection of and payment for game officials next month. The legislative council meeting is set for Tuesday, …

#HelluvaSeason: A look at Mines football's historic year

As the Colorado School of Mines football team brings home the NCAA Division II Runner-Up trophy, the Golden Transcript offers a look back at the Orediggers' historic year.

Chaparral tops Castle View in overtime

Luke McCall of Chaparral had a good feeling when he let his shot go from the top of the left wing face-off circle. McCall’s shot in overtime settled into the high corner of the goal to give Chap a …

ThunderRidge loses cliffhanger

ThunderRidge boys basketball coach Joe Ortiz imagines the Grizzlies learned a lot from their loss to top-ranked Fossil Ridge on Dec. 9. The ThunderRidge Grizzlies, the defending Class 5A state …

Empty seat reminds Fort Lupton coach of more than basketball

Someone is missing from the Fort Lupton High School boys basketball team bench this season. Coach Jim Roedel knows exactly whose clipboard occupies an empty seat and who his team salutes after every …

Creek wins fourth straight 5A title

A strong second-half comeback helped Cherry Creek capture its fourth straight Class 5A state football title on Dec. 3 with a 24-17 victory over Valor Christian at Empower Field. It was the Bruins …

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

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.
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Column: Playing through the pain

The game was close, there was less than two minutes to go, and the field was a mix of snow and slush. On the previous play, his hand had been caught between two helmets as he attempted to make the …

From the Editor: Average is OK

Being average is OK. I will say that again. Being average is OK. I recently started listening to the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#@@.” I have to admit my husband recommended it a couple …

From the Editor: Housing in-depth

In recent weeks, Colorado Community Media unveiled the long-time-coming series — The Long Way Home. Throughout most of 2022, all our reporters from all regions worked on developing an in-depth look …

Letter - Intimidation was intent

Intimidation was intent Thank you for covering the appearance of FEC United and the UADF at the December Douglas County School District’s Equity Advisory Council meeting. This is an important …

Letter - Get out of the way

Get out of the way Race is a social construct. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. Learn about Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kendall Thomas and Patricia Williams. It is important to understand what …
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Leave these 6 phrases behind to sound more confident over email
Ready to communicate with more confidence? Pyn compiled a list of six commonly used email techniques business professionals should drop for good.
Year of the quarterback carousel: A look back at the NFL's record number of starting quarterbacks in 2022
Stacker analyzed Pro-Football-Reference.com data to determine how an NFL-record 69 different quarterbacks started games during the 2022 regular season.
Where could pro sports expand next? 12 cities that are ripe for new teams
OLBG compiled a list of 12 potential expansion cities for major sports leagues in North America using Census Bureau population data.  
Controversial Grammy wins—and how they've aged
The Grammy Awards have had plenty of controversial wins. Stacker compiled an original list of some of the most egregious wins—and how those decisions have aged.
How tribal gaming has changed over time and impacts tribes today
OLBG drew on internet research and National Indian Gaming Commission data to trace the history of tribal gaming.
How infrastructure will change around electric vehicles
(BPT) - Industry reports predict that by 2030, more than 50% of cars on the road will be electric. That’s good news for air quality and clean energy. But how will America’s transportation …
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