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Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department.  more

JCPH seeking injunction to require Bandimere to submit safety plan for events

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

Tri-County Health Department adopts COVID-19 masking order

Tri-County's Board of Health acknowledged that masks have become a political issue but said their value as public health tools mattered more as they narrowly adopted a masking order July 8. In a … more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from … more

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines … more

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James … more

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome … more

People love to hear a good, positive story

Some of us like to tell a good story, some enjoy hearing a good story, and some of us appreciate both. And although there are a few people who seem to derive pleasure from a bad or negative story, I … more

Letter to the editor: Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot

Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot Guns and safety will be a big topic in the next legislative session and it’s important that Coloradans have their voice heard. Our state laws are evidence-based … more

Letter to the editor: Wrong approach on surprise bills

Wrong approach on surprise bills Federal COVID-19 relief efforts have helped many small businesses survive, but our health-care workers remain hard hit. In April, more than 1.4 million lost their … more

Letter to the editor: Civil War statue was part of Colorado’s story

Statue was part of Colorado’s story Meet my great-grandfather, John Dare Howland, designer of the Civil War statue that stood near Colorado’s Capitol. “Jack” Howland, was born in Zanesville, … more

Sit-in at Parker Town Hall supports Black Lives Matter

Dozens gathered at Parker Town Hall July 3 for a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The demonstration, a sit-in and discussion about race, was at least the fourth organized … more

DATABASE: List of 13,384 PPP loans made to Colorado businesses shows where big dollars went

The list of Colorado businesses that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration reads like a Who's Who of some of the state's best-known businesses. more

Fire engulfs homes under construction in Highlands Ranch

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel sprang into action in Highlands Ranch Monday after a cluster of homes under construction was engulfed in flames. more

Big-bang bullies take to the air

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, my neighborhood sounded like Hell. I was Clint Eastwood mad and helpless. I expected the worst because for weeks before the Fourth there were nightly fireworks all … more

A booming July 4 was a bust for firefighters

The Independence Day fireworks celebrations around metro Denver were loud and boisterous -- and they kept local firefighters busy. more
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