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Teachers often spend own money on classroom supplies

Everywhere you look in Lucy Squire’s classroom, you can spy the teacher’s touch. Strands of lights carefully strung across the ceiling cast the room in a calming glow. Curtains fashioned from … more

Democrats unveil effort to shield abortion, transgender patients

Colorado Democrats on March 9 unveiled a trio of bills aimed at ensuring abortion and gender-affirming care in Colorado isn’t subject to legal action initiated in other states, as well as reshaping … more

Board defers vote to rename Mount Evans

In an unexpected twist on March 9, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names deferred a vote that would have changed the name of Mount Evans. Many had expected the federal board to approve a new name, Mount … more

Jeannie Ritter is still working to break mental health stigma

Jeannie Ritter jokes that she could have chosen bicycle helmets as her “first lady cause” while her husband, Bill, was Colorado governor. At least she could have counted the number of children … more

Governor, lawmakers focus on low math scores

As Colorado students’ math scores have continued to plummet during the pandemic, Gov. Jared Polis and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are intervening with legislation that aims to expand both … more

Social media apps have made buying illegal drugs as easy as ordering pizza

How easy is it to find illegal drugs on social media apps? Nearly as convenient as calling an Uber or ordering a pizza, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said in a report released March 8. … more

Blame Utah for state's air pollution

There’s a new strategy in Colorado’s fight against dangerous ozone air pollution: Blame Utah. Coal-fired power plants and oil and gas drilling in northeastern Utah are responsible for ozone … more

RTD running shuttles between Golden, RRCC after train derailment

What caused the RTD train derailment in Golden March 11 is still under investigation, officials said March 13. For now, shuttles are running in both directions between Red Rocks Community College and Golden to replace W Line train service. more

Contestants enjoy wintertime rodeo at Jeffco Fairgrounds

Lakewood’s Mikayla Wilson practically grew up at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, roping and riding in the county’s rodeo team with friend Joey Quintana. So, because Jeffco hadn’t hosted a rodeo at the fairgrounds in more than five years, Wilson and Quintana decided to host one of their own. more

Illegal drug lab bill progresses to Senate Finance Committee

A bill introduced to the local government and housing committee of the senate about illegal drug laboratories in homes was approved on March 10.  more

In Sierra Leone, local journalism is a lifeboat for women in rural communities

In the rural communities of Sierra Leone, women who are experiencing sexual abuse, gender-based violence and restricted bodily autonomy often have just one hope when seeking justice; the intrepid journalists at Media Matters for Women Sierra Leone. more

City of Golden accepting applications for REDI Task Force

The City of Golden is accepting applications to serve on its Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Task Force. Applications are open through March 29. City officials will select up to 10 members, including community members and city employees, to serve on the task force. more

Community Engagement Group holding GPD accountable, rebuilding public trust

For the last year, a dozen Goldenites have been sitting on Golden Police Department’s Incident Review Board meetings, helping GPD review or draft policies, and helping the department develop its new mission, vision and values. more

Where to find food assistance in metro Denver counties after SNAP benefits dropped

If you’re struggling with the drop in benefits, it may help to turn to local programs and organizations. more

2023 Farmers Market directory for the Denver metro area

The Original Evergreen Farmers’ Market Where: Church of the Cross – 28253 Meadow Drive, Evergreen more

Avila’s trial in fatal hit-and-run case set for August

Ernesto Avila, 25, is scheduled for trial in last fall’s hit-and-run outside a Golden bar. He pleaded not guilty to a felony accessory charge last month, and is scheduled for a nine-day trial from Aug. 22-Sept. 1. more

Heist or hijinx? 1800s statue goes missing from Georgetown museum

The tracks along the snow-covered roof told officers the crime couldn’t have happened much more than 48 hours prior to inspection, but who could have carried the 40-pound statue off without being noticed?  more

Grocery, convenience stores uncork wine sales

As of March 1, it’s wine-o-clock. As Coloradans browse the aisles of their local grocery and convenience stores in March, looking for the right loaf of bread or reasonably priced eggs, they will … more

How area governments are spending Broncos sale funds

The Denver metro governments that received checks — for hundreds of dollars or millions — after paying into a tax fund to help build Mile High Stadium are formalizing plans to spend the money on … more

Gun buyers would have to wait 3 days to access weapons

A Highlands Ranch mother purchased a 9mm Glock handgun, picked up her 5-year-old son from kindergarten and killed him, his 3-year-old brother and herself in the loading dock of a shuttered Sports … more
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