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As a new pet owner, Chris Pelle wanted to train his young German Shepherd for personal protection. At first, he did it as a hobby, working with friends and acquaintances. "I've always been very …
Poudre rallieed from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Brighton 35-31 on the Bulldogs' floor Jan. 24. BHS scored 23 points in the first half, but the Impalas' defense held the Bulldogs to …
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, …
The Front Range League wrestling tournament will be at Prairie View High School Friday, Jan. 27. It's a daylong event featuring teams from Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Erie, Fairview, Fort …
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
Dry January: giving up drinks for a month
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. 
Borgmann, former CHSAA assistant commissioner, dies
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 …
Inner city kids take to the slopes
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.
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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 …
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CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE -- Kent Denver turned back Eagle Ridge Academy 76-63 on the Sun Devils' floor Jan. 10. Caleb Fay led the victors with 21 points. Ethan levin added 15. Kay Royal scored 14, and …
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE -- Kent Denver's girls basketball team turned back Eagle Ridge Academy 52-26 in Metropolitan League play Jan. 10 on the Sun Devils' floor. No stats were available for either …
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, …
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.
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Adams City High School sports schedules

Adams City High School Boys basketball Nov. 29: @Bear Creek 7 p.m. Dec. 5: @Aurora West 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 9-10 @Skyview tournament Dec. 13: @Ponderosa 7 p.m. Dec. 15: @Denver North 7 p.m. Jan. 5: …

Adams City HS scoreboard Feb. 3

Girls basketball Adams City got past Aurora Central 48-42 in Commerce City Feb. 2. Arianna Hernandez-Soria led the Eagles with 12 points. Morgan Williams was nextg with 11. Shaya Kelley poured in …

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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 …

Dairy Discover Zone set for National Western

The updated Dairy Discovery Zone is coming to the National Western Stock Show from Jan. 7-22.

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 …

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.

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 …
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 …

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: 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 …
‘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 …
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 …
DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach
In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …
Column: What parents should know about RSV
As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …
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