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Photo gallery: Class 5A boys state tennis tournament, Day 1 Boys Tennis

Photo gallery: Class 5A boys state tennis tournament, Day 1

Images from the first day of the Class 5A boys state tennis tournament, Oct. 10 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver. (Photos by Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel) Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or …

PERRY: Discovering newspaper treasures and old stories as the Aurora Sentinel moves to a new home Columnists

PERRY: Discovering newspaper treasures and old stories as the Aurora Sentinel moves to a new home

I’m not allowed to bring in any more leftover salmon because heating it up in our swank new Seventh Avenue-like digs would stink out our fabulous wide-open space. Sigh.

PERRY: Double down on city windfall even if it means copping a bad attitude about training center Columnists

PERRY: Double down on city windfall even if it means copping a bad attitude about training center

Yeah, not so fast. I mean, I’m just as tickled as the next person out here that after years of scrimping, there’s money in the bank at city hall. It’s been a long stretch of closing libraries, filing hit-and-runs online, …

Courtney Oakes

OAKES: Rangeview girls basketball feeder team holding tryouts

AURORA | Middle school girls interested in eventually playing high school basketball for Rangeview High School can try out for the school’s new feeder team, the Rangeview Express, Aug. 23-24. Coach Chris Dolan — who enters his second season as …

OAKES: Gateway football team has new look for new season Courtney Oakes

OAKES: Gateway football team has new look for new season

How Ashour Peera’s Gateway football team plays this season is yet to be determined. Whatever they do, the Olys will look good doing it. Peera — the first-year head coach who came to Aurora from the powerhouse Miami Northwestern High …

PERRY: Press one for English, press hard to get Aurora beyond its fear of Mexican immigrants Columnists

PERRY: Press one for English, press hard to get Aurora beyond its fear of Mexican immigrants

Judaism versus whatever is about as controversial as Miracle Whip versus mayonnaise in Aurora these days

PERRY: Overtaxing legal marijuana is the dream of drug thugs and naive lawmakers Columnists

PERRY: Overtaxing legal marijuana is the dream of drug thugs and naive lawmakers

By pushing the price of legal pot too high, we turn customers right back to their current suppliers: illegal drug dealers.

OAKES: Gateway's Devundrick Walker chases dreams in Detroit Courtney Oakes

OAKES: Gateway’s Devundrick Walker chases dreams in Detroit

Virgil Walker is running on fumes, but come 7 p.m. Friday, he’ll happily slide behind the wheel of his car and point it toward Detroit. After weeks of scrimping, saving and doing whatever odd jobs he can find, Walker and …

PERRY: Nothing short of executions called for after Aurora’s billion-dollar VA hospital implodes Columnists

PERRY: Nothing short of executions called for after Aurora’s billion-dollar VA hospital implodes

Since Congress and the Obama Administration are the ones in the middle of the mess and probably in some way responsible, probably in a very big way, exactly who is it we can count on or go to to unravel Aurora’s $400 million question? Superman? Edward Snowden? Geraldo?

Live from the Eighth Annual Henry Awards Adam Goldstein

Live from the Eighth Annual Henry Awards

Roll out the red carpet. The best and brightest in Colorado’s theater scene are streaming in to the Arvada Center to honor their own for the Eighth Annual Henry Awards, a ceremony that recognizes the very top in local culture. …