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People who attended the Aug. 24 Douglas County School Board meeting stood in support of comment they supported and faced the back of the room when they disagreed with public comment.

Douglas County leaders grapple with raucous meetings

Several security guards and uniformed officers positioned themselves between the audience at an Aug. 24 meeting of the Douglas County School Board and the board's seats at the dais.  Confusion …
Broomfield resident Colin Duffy bouldering in Salt Lake City.

Climber reaches for dream: Local teen finished seventh in Tokyo Olympics

When Colin Duffy first laid eyes on an indoor climbing wall, he was only 3 years old.  The colorful holds drew his attention and he begged his parents to let him give the sport a try. By 7, he was …
Zach Ward, of Castle Pines, was diagnosed with AFib three years ago. Since then, he has had surgery and taken steps to keep his heart beating at a normal rate.

Man shares story of fight against atrial fibrillation

For many years, Zach Ward thought his racing heartbeat was because he had too much coffee, exercised too much or got up too fast. In reality, he was suffering from a condition many Americans have …
The ambulance entrance to the Chest Pain Center at Rose Medical Center in Denver, a HealthONE hospital, on Jan. 11, 2020.

Colorado's hospitals have bent, but not broken, during new COVID surge

Nearly 19 months in, these are some of the toughest days for Colorado hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as the latest surge in coronavirus hospitalizations appears to have plateaued — …
Genesis Gomez is a model who works throughout the Denver metro area.

Fashion rocks in rocky times: Pandemic, concerns about sustainability shape style trends

Momentous events are often a force in shaping fashion trends and industry standards. Locally, Denver metro area fashion gurus say they are seeing new trends amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and as …
David Gilbert

Farewell, Littleton: After four years, reporter David Gilbert moves on

After the four best years of my life, I am leaving my job as the reporter for the Littleton Independent. Robert Tann, an intelligent and thoughtful journalist, will take my place at this nearly …
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Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …

Deaf man files civil suit against Idaho Springs police, county jail for 2019 arrest

A deaf man has filed a suit against former Idaho Springs police officer Nicholas Hanning, current ISPD officer Ellie Summers, the City of Idaho Springs and the Clear Creek Board of County …
In a June 2016 file photo, Eleazar Rios is seen showing off his naturalization certificate to Deb Schaffer, citizenship program coordinator at the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center at Bemis Public Library. Rios attended classes at the center to prepare him for his naturalization interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers.

Littleton Immigrant Resources Center faces fund cutoff

For years, the future of Littleton's only affordable resource center for immigrants seeking citizenship has been uncertain. But following a recent city council budget meeting, members appear poised …

Blight fights: Lakewood’s biggest headaches

Tempers flared once again as Lakewood City Council met Aug 16. The reasons were many, but as is often the case nowadays a fight over a blight designation was part of the mix. It raises hackles …

Big Jeffco employers await more info on vaccine mandate

Businesses across Jefferson County will soon be responsible for verifying that their employees have been vaccinated — and requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for those that are not. That’s because …
President Joe Biden speaks on Tuesday in Jefferson County.

Biden touts need for bolder response to climate change

“Folks, we've got to pick up the pace.” That was US President Joe Biden's message as he spoke Tuesday about his plans to address climate change while creating new jobs during a visit to the …
The proposed path of the 5280 Trail around downtown Denver.

Boosters praise promise of 5280 Trail across Denver

The final stretch of the walk from Denver Union Station to the Buell Public Media Center on 21st and Arapahoe has become a lot shadier ... in a good way. More than 30 Shumard oak trees line the …
An oil well pumpjack at sunrise in eastern Colorado.

Oil & gas firm slapped with Colo.’s 2nd-largest state fine ever

After concluding that oil and gas operator KP Kauffman Co. had engaged in “a pattern of violations,” fines for the company were boosted to $2 million, the second-largest penalty ever issued by …
Proposed redistricting map issued Sept. 15 shows which congressional districts would include parts of Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties.

Latest congressional map keeps House members apart

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map avoids putting the state’s current U.S. House members into the same district, while creating a sweeping district across most of the Western Slope …
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Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher.

News
Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …
Brighton police are working a barricade situation involving the suspect in the shooting of  two Littleton police officers earlier in the week. It started around 3:45 p.m.  in the area of …
Littleton police Wednesday named a suspect in the shooting of an officer late Monday, and said the officer is in intensive care.
A Fort Lupton High School teacher urged the Weld Re-8 School District and its board of education to do more to protect students and staff from coronavirus.
Life
Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …
Centennial sits amid several suburban cities that boast entities to support arts and cultural activities, but it didn't have its own — until the arrival of the newly announced Centennial Arts and …
“Steel Magnolias” will be presented Oct. 1 to 24 by Cherry Creek Theatre Company at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578. (Suzanne Nepi of …
Sports
Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Prairie View High School’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to play in the state’s newest classification starting in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
ARVADA — The race for Class 5A Jeffco League boys golf individual medalist title was as tight as could be Sept. 14 at West Woods Golf Club. The previous two individual medalist winners — Lakewood …
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