'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
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The Bralishes are Denver natives, and they have been coming to the zoo for family time for more than 30 years. Pictured is three generations of zoo visitors, from left, Theresa Bralish, her daughter Christen, and Christen’s 1-year-old twins.   “I love that I could bring my daughter here when she was growing up, and now, my grandchildren.” Theresa Bralish

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out …
A group of people gather for a photo during the Donor Dash’s pre-race and packet pickup event on July 17 in Denver’s Washington Park. The Donor Dash is an annual event put on by the Donor Alliance, which is a nonprofit that “facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming; honors the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors; celebrates the lives of transplant recipients; and recognizes those still waiting on the gift of life,” states a news release. This year, the 22nd annual Donor Dash was a hybrid event, with a pre-race and packet pick-up event taking place on July 17, and the virtual 5K race taking place on July 18. To learn more about the Donor Alliance, visit

Dashing for donors

The Donor Dash is an annual event put on by the Donor Alliance, which is a nonprofit that “facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming; honors the lives of organ, eye …

Golf tournament benefits the Denver Santa Claus Shop

Organizers with the Denver Santa Claus Shop recently announced that its annual Charity Golf Tournament is returning this year. The Denver Santa Claus Shop Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Aug. …

DiPrince to become History Colorado’s executive director

History Colorado has announced that Dawn DiPrince will be the nonprofit’s next executive director. DiPrince will assume the role of executive director on Sept. 1. She is taking over for Steve …

A collage of vintage photos in the show, “Five Points Plus,” honors Denver African Americans who made history. The achievers include renowned double bassist Charles Burrell, lower right, known as the “Jackie Robinson of classical music.” Burrell broke the color barrier in classical music in 1949 when he was hired by the Denver Symphony, now the Colorado Symphony.

History Colorado unveils tribute to Five Points

In late June, the History Colorado museum opened a small but potent new show celebrating the Five Points neighborhood — Denver’s famous pre-war jazz mecca and center of Black middleclass life. …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek school board meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community …

Youth United University accepting students for 2021 cohort

Limited spots are still available for the 2021 cohort of Youth United University. Youth United University (Y.U.U.) is a “learning curriculum designed for students in grades 6 to 8 that …

Denver Public Schools partner with healthcare providers to offer vaccine scheduling assistance for eligible students

Denver Public Schools is partnering with Denver Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado to assist all eligible DPS students who would like to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Through a partnership with the Sultan Newman Group, the Teller Elementary School PTA will benefit from the Teller Centennial Home fundraiser. The school is located at 1150 Garfield St. in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood.

Teller Elementary to benefit from fundraiser

Any homeowner looking to sell their home that is located within the school boundaries of Teller Elementary School can participate to be randomly selected as the Teller Centennial Home. The Teller …

The serene beauty of South High School in Washington Park belies the tumult of the 1970s.

Learning from a troubled past

At 9:30 p.m. on a chilly February evening in 1970, a series of huge explosions rocked Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood. If not for the darkness, bystanders would have seen smoke pouring from the …
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Resources for small businesses on the road to recovery

Small business owners in Colorado and across the country are slowly but surely regaining their footing after a uniquely challenging year. In metro Denver, growing consumer confidence has contributed …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is …

The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum located in Fall River, Massachusetts.

May Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column featuring business news in the Life on Capitol Hill and Washington Park Profile coverage areas, which is roughly central and central-south Denver. If you are a …
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