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Column: Jefferson County working to reduce wildfire risk

Take a drive in Evergreen, Conifer or Pine and you’ll easily see how the majestic views, mountain lifestyle and nearby trails continue to attract many to our area. Driving along these narrow back roads also makes the area’s fire risk quickly evident. more

Adaptive athletes compete in Thornton games

Adaptive athletes from around the country competed in Thornton for a mid-July week in a range of sports from blind soccer and wheelchair tennis to swimming, track and field and target … more

Adams 14 board president resigns

Adams 14 board of education President Ramona Lewis resigned. The announcemenet came from the district July 19; the resignation took effect July 17. Her term on the board began in 2019. A press … more

Views differ on whether high schools should stop naming valedictorians

Soon after the Cherry Creek School District in Arapahoe County announced it would stop designating valedictorians in its high schools, the criticism started pouring in. more

RTD offering zero-fare August across train, bus system

RTD is offering zero fares in August to reduce traffic, improve air quality and promote RTD programs and services. more

Man charged in Brighton kidnapping

Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Raul Ortega, 51. Ortega is charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft for allegedly … more

Woman shot in Commerce City; investigation continues

A woman remained in an area hospital after a July 12 shooting in Commerce City. It happened around 1 a.m. in the 7100 block of Grape Street. A city statement said officers responded to a report of … more

Teen dies in Brighton park; suspect arrested

Brighton police announced an arrest in the July 12 shooting death of a 17-year-old in Ken Mitchell Park. The suspect, whose name wasn't released, is at the Prairie View Detention facility in … more

Golden announces next city manager

Golden has named Summit County Manager Scott Vargo as its next city manager. He is set to start Sept. 12. more

Freezing to death: Volunteers and researchers study one species’ response to a warming climate

On a nice July day, you might find Jennifer Zedalis up in the Alpine, with her 16-year-old daughter Sophie. Zedalis is lucky because she has a teenager who likes to wake up early — a necessity … more

Brighton hospital gets grant for nursing program

A $1.5 million grant from Adams County should help  Brighton's Platte Valley Medical Center find and retain nurses, hospital officials said. County officials presented a grant to the hospital … more

Mobile home residents ask Gov. Polis to visit

Mobile home park proponents and residents have asked Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to visit and meet the people affected by his recent veto of the rent stabilization component in HB22-1287,  known as the “Protection for Mobile Home Park Residents Act.” more

Hearing on expanding Golden Mine set for July 20

The hearing to decide whether the Denver Brick Company can expand its clay mining operations on the Dakota Hogback is set for July 20. more

BizBeat: Miners Alley Playhouse nominated for 5 Henry Awards

Miners Alley Playhouse has been nominated for “Denver’s version of the Tony Awards," as its October 2021 production of “The Crucible” has been nominated for five Henry Awards. more

Homeless camping ban policies differ widely across Denver metro area

The sight of a person pushing a shopping cart full of belongings, begging for money on major streets or sleeping outdoors is common in many places around the Denver metro area, and the laws that dictate where unhoused people can’t rest differ across the many cities and towns in the region. more

Jeffco Public Health sounds alarm over contagious bird flu strain

An advisory on the Jefferson County Public Health website lays out a stark warning for backyard hobbyists and traditional farmers who keep birds. more

One in custody after Commerce City theft, kidnapping

Commerce City police said one person is in custody after a car theft and the kidnapping of a child. It happened around 11:20 a.m. July 9 in the 8900 block of East 104th Avenue. A press statement … more

Northglenn faces damages to water gates on Berthoud Pass

Vandalism to a set of water gates on a Northglenn-owned ditch in Grand County could have been costly for residents if city employees didn't discover the problem. Northglenn city staff noted a … more

Same part of Clear Creek sees 2 fatalities in 4 days

After a second fatality on the same section of Clear Creek in four days, officials are stressing that tubing is prohibited west of Golden. more

Median home values haven’t fallen in Colorado

As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been a few weeks since the Fed increased interest … more
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