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Be in the know to go in snow

While watching the snowfall can be relaxing and playing in it can be a lot of fun, driving in Colorado's snowstorms can be less than desirable. “We know it's going to happen,” said Andrew Hogle, …
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Cholesterol levels dropping, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say the report, released Nov. 11, suggests a …
Mike Michalek takes a ballot from a voter at the drive-through drop  off site in front of the City and County Building on Election Day. He has worked at this site for the last four elections in Denver.

Union-backed candidates win school board seats in Denver

Several ballot measures regarding city offices and policy were approved by Denver voters in the Nov. 5 election, as three union-backed candidates for Denver School Board — Scott Baldermann, Brad …

Proposition DD passes by a narrow margin

The statewide ballot question that asks voters to legalize sports betting and allow the state to tax it to send millions of dollars to help manage Colorado’s water supply was narrowly succeeding by roughly a percentage point at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, the day after Election Day.
A Douglas County elections worker grabs a stack of acceptable ballots from the sorting machine, located in the basement of the headquarters building Friday, Nov. 1.

Colorado voters reject Proposition CC

Proposition CC, the statewide ballot question that would have eliminated TABOR — Taxpayer's Bill of Rights — refunds and used that money for K-12 education, higher education and transportation projects, was turned down by Colorado voters.

Colorado launches digital ID in state's mobile app

Coloradans can now create an electronic version of their driver's license or state identification card that can be displayed on smartphones for proof of identification, age and address in Colorado. …
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Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School.
Graduates of STEM School Highlands Ranch close one chapter at a May 20 commencement ceremony at the Broncos Training Facility.

'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 …
Bonnie Alexander, 68, waves a peace sign at drivers in a motorcade of more than 200 Jeeps and some other vehicles toward a May 15 memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. Castillo “was an angel in our midst,” said Alexander, a Highlands Ranch resident.

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from …
Krystal Jensen, left, and her 12-year-old daughter Kierra welcome STEM students back to school on May 15. About a week earlier, the school experienced a shooting that left one student dead and eigth others injured. "They need all the love they can get right now," said Krystal, who homeschools her daughter.

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are …

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided …
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Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages.

Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo

Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media's second annual Women's Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical …
An RTD light rail train during a drill prior to the opening of the Southeast Rail Extension, which opened three new stations in Lone Tree in May, 2019.

RTD maps future amid declining ridership

The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed …
An Orion spacecraft orbits the moon in an artist's rendering. NASA recently finalized a contract for up to 12 Orion capsules from Lockheed Martin, where Littleton-based engineers have done much of the design and testing on the craft that could return astronauts to the moon in coming years.

Lockheed wins contract for moon spacecraft

The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace …

Kaiser Permanente, unions reach agreement, likely averting October strike

Facing down the possibility of a strike by tens of thousands of workers nationwide, Kaiser Permanente and the coalition of Kaiser workers' unions reached a tentative deal that the coalition called a …

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with …
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