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High prices at the pump more nuanced than GOP candidates claim

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter released a statement — typical for members of congress. But because Perlmutter has chosen not to run for another term, legislative decisions surrounding America’s response to a protracted war in Europe could fall to his successor.  more

Best of Best voting opens in Golden

It’s time to recognize metro Denver’s best by voting in Colorado Community Media’s 2022 Best of the Best contest, which gives readers a chance to weigh in on what they love most about their communities. more

Coloradans worried about water, wildfires and cost of living

Public concern about climate change and challenges involving water quantity and quality have increased sharply during the past decade, with more than 70% of Coloradans now viewing drought, inadequate … more

A guide to the Colorado caucus

Colorado’s grassroots nomination process for this year’s election gets underway for Democratic and Republican party members next week. Precinct caucuses, which lead to county, congressional … more

Xcel Energy seeks $18 per month rate hike

Xcel Energy is seeking $950 million in natural gas and electricity rate increases that would raise the average residential utility bill by $16.49 by the end of this year with the increase climbing to … more

Lawmaker talks mobile home legislation

Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce a bill this week giving more than 100,000 people living in mobile home parks across the state more protection from unregulated rent hikes. more

Congressman and Candidates weigh-in on Ukraine

On Feb. 24, Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of neighboring Ukraine, starting what’s been described as potentially the most serious military conflict on the European continent since World War II. more

Golden bakers say pandemic challenges keep gratitude real

For bread makers Jeff Cleary and Kathy Mullen, bread is not only life; it’s a livelihood. And it’s a relationship. more

Golden rescinds COVID-19 emergency declaration

Golden City Council has rescinded the city’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, effective Feb. 22. more

CoorsTek Project gets second continuance

Golden residents hoping to learn more about the CoorsTek 9th Street Project rezoning and redevelopment proposal will have to wait. Again. more

Fired Douglas County Schools superintendent hired in Jeffco

Corey Wise has joined Jeffco Public Schools’ team of community superintendents for the remainder of second semester. According to a district spokesperson, Wise is temporarily filling a vacancy that was created when Dave Weiss was hired as Jeffco’s chief of schools in February.  more

Creating positive change through music-centered programs

One of Kelly Waltrip’s favorite memories is from when the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) performed at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall in June 2016. “It was spectacular,” Waltrip … more

Failure Award Scholarship applications being accepted

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is accepting scholarship applications for its annual Failure Award Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $20,000 and it can be used at any … more

Snow Buddies provide A Little Help to older adults

Laurie Bagan is a do-it-myselfer. She always enjoyed doing the physical tasks to keep up her home, like shoveling snow and gardening. That is until the 76-year-old Alamo Placita resident, who has … more

Funding announced for new USGS facility on Mines campus

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Colorado School of Mines President Paul Johnson announced Feb. 18 the authorization and initial funding for the construction of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) building to support energy and mineral research on the School of Mines campus. more

Explosion, fire damage 8 units at Stratus Townhomes in Westminster

This story was updated at 5:19 p.m.  Feb. 23 The Westminster Fire Department said a Feb. 23 explosion and fire at the Stratus Townhomes directly affected eight units. The complex is in the … more

Coloradans can help bring music to life for students

Making music can lift spirits, and the Bringing Music to Life Instrument Drive ensures students in underfunded music programs have access to the instruments they need. Now in its 12th annual year, … more

Residents raise concern over lead from airplanes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to study lead emissions at regional airports has local activists calling for changes at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. On Jan. 12, the U.S. … more

22 years of drought in Colorado

The hot and dry conditions that have gripped the southwestern United States since 2000 account for the driest 22-year period on record stretching back 1,200 years, according to a study published Feb. … more

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, fresh off arrest, to run for Colorado’s top election official

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who was briefly jailed last week on charges of obstructing a peace officer and obstructing government operations, said she is running to become Colorado’s … more
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