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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

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

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

Arvada’s Don Allard remembered

Everybody who knew Don Allard, from colleagues to family members, could agree: the former public servant was never short on things to say about Arvada. “All you had to do is ask him `what’s going … more

RTD board to discuss possible service cutbacks

Mandatory overtime for light rail operators and bus drivers is taking a toll on the employees, as well as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) system as a whole — and service cutbacks could … 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

Local director hopes Spy film will make Christian films focus on state

Filmmaker Nate Blair has two goals. One is to make well-produced family friendly feature films in every genre, from westerns to horror — if that’s possible. “I’ve got some ideas for a horror. … more

State basketball tournaments canceled shortly after girls semifinals

In the Class 5A girls basketball state semifinals on March 12, Grandview defeated Valor Christian and Cherry Creek downed Highlands Ranch at the Denver Coliseum. But there will be no champion … 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

Coronavirus test results come back negative at St. Anthony Hospital

Lakewood's St. Anthony Hospital confirmed results of a coronavirus test from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention came back negative after a patient came to the hospital on Jan. 24. The … more

Grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north … more

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. … 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

Reporter Stories: Talking about Colorado's new Red Flag law

Community Editor Elliott Wenzler discusses what she learned about how the Front Range county sheriff's plan to enforce Colorado's controversial new Red Flag law, allowing the courts and law enforcement to confiscate someones' firearms. more

Colorado urges cancellation of gatherings over 250 people, enlists more medical help as COVID-19 cases rise

As the number of Colorado's confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 72, Gov. Jared Polis issued guidance for the cancellation of public gatherings with more than 250 people unless they can ensure attendees … more

Battle lines drawn for Colorado's 2020 legislative session

In Colorado's second year of total statehouse control by Democrats after the 2018 election, one top Republican is hanging onto his optimism. “I know the constitution very well,” said Chris … more

Jefferson County issues a stay-at-home order effective Thursday

Jefferson County's response to the pandemic threat of COVID-19 ramped up today, with a countywide order for residents to shelter in place, only leaving their houmes for essential activities, work and … more

First two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Arapahoe County; governor declares state of emergency for Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a widespread coronavirus, as the number of cases in Colorado grew to at least 15. Polis' … more
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