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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

The final bow

After 23 years of owning and putting on shows at the Festival Playhouse, Charley and Donna Ault are closing the curtains and heading off to the next stage. “This is something we started thinking … more

Masks made mandatory amid multiple municipalities

Although public health officials once declared face masks unnecessary for healthy people during the COVID-19 epidemic, the messaging has strongly changed course in recent weeks with the CDC now … more

Woman who died by jail suicide in Douglas County was shining light to many

The loss of a Highlands Ranch woman who died by suicide May 29 after a brief stay in the Douglas County jail has left her community reeling as loved ones grapple with the event and the questions that … more

A look at Arvada during COVID-19

The streets and shopping centers of Arvada have been all but empty since stay-at-home orders went into effect statewide. Residents' favorite destinations, like Olde Town and Five Parks, look more or … more

A look at the Republican primary for the House District 22 seat

The vote to represent the Republican Party in the election for the House District 22 seat in the Colorado House of Representatives is only days away. Justin Everett, a Littleton Republican, is … more

Breweries collaborate on new Golden-themed beer for charity

COVID-19 put a stop (for the time being anyway) to Collaboration Fest, the Denver area’s annual event that brings brewers from around the state together to create new beers. But it couldn’t … more

Arvada recall petitions have started circulating

Petitions to recall four Arvada city councilmembers were printed July 1 and those behind the effort have through the end of August to collect the signatures they need. In the coming weeks, … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Answering your questions about COVID-19 in Colorado

Still have questions about COVID-19? You’re probably not alone. Just over a month after authorities detected the new coronavirus in Colorado, information about the disease itself — and how … more

Denver metro area runners navigate postponements, crowded trails amid COVID-19

In March, Lakewood High School cross-country and track coach Bryn Smetana was four months into training for her first Boston Marathon. She was following a training schedule planned out to the day and … more

Castle Rock lawmaker, conservative commentator sue Polis over mask order

Colorado House Republican leader Patrick Neville of Castle Rock and conservative commentator Michelle Malkin on Wednesday sued. Gov. Jared Polis over the statewide mask order. more

Jeffco Schools make an early call on in-person classes

For months, district leaders at Jeffco Public Schools have been discussing what next year’s balance of in-person and remote learning will look like. That conversation has included the entire … more

Hope House 5K 2020 is Aug. 22

The 7th annual Hope House 5K & Fun Run is taking place at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada, this Saturday, Aug. 22. There are still in-person spots and donation opportunities available. The race will … more

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines … more

Child care enrollment takes hard hit

“Sanitizing like crazy” is just a part of life at child care centers, said Pam Kenney, director of Thomas Learning Centers. But in the wake of COVID-19’s arrival, the past weeks have seen … 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

2020 Panthers part ways with Pomona

2020’s graduating Pomona Panthers enjoyed one last chance to say goodbye at an Aug. 15 graduation ceremony at Arvada’s North Area Athletic Complex. More than a hundred graduates were able to … more

Jeffco trials resume with precautions and an unprecedented backlog

On Aug. 3, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges alike returned to the Jefferson County courthouse for the first jury trials in nearly five months to find a court system that, like the community … more

Colorado Community Media earns honors in multi-state contest

Colorado Community Media reporters won seven awards, including three first-place honors, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2020 Top of the Rockies Contest. The contest matched papers from … more
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