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COVID pushed Colorado nonprofits to their limits

Colorado nonprofits took a beating during the COVID-19 pandemic, bleeding volunteers and employees who were either forced to stay home or were terrified of leaving their homes for fear they would get … more

Lawmakers are targeting hospital facility fees

Last year, Diane Kruse and her husband, Kevin, went to visit the doctor. Kevin needed to get some things checked out with his heart, nothing urgent or out of the ordinary. After looking through their … more

Colorado is so short on workers for people with disabilities

When James Wester arrives at his day program, he typically heads straight for an iPad and looks for a vacation video. Two iPads are even better — then it’s travel guide Rick Steves talking about … more

Colorado GOP chair will either be an election denier or skeptic

Of the six candidates running to be chair of the Colorado GOP, three believe that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, another says he’s not sure if Trump or President Joe Biden was … more

A piece of Colorado Capitol history is on eBay

Sage Naumann, a former staffer at the Colorado legislature, was conducting his occasional nerd search of state relics on eBay when a pricey item caught his eye: “ORIGINAL BRONZE WALL SCONCE FROM … more

Lone Tree mayor shares city’s secret to success during 2023 State of the City

For the 2023 Lone Tree State of the City, which brought together community members and elected officials from across the south Denver metro area, Mayor Jackie Millet shared the recipe to the … more

Colorado home prices see biggest sustained dip in more than a decade

It’s a statistic that, not long ago, homebuyers could have only dreamed of: The median price of a single-family home in the Denver area dropped by more than $90,000. more

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Arvada to speak on climate crisis

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke in Arvada with Rep. Brittany Pettersen on climate action, highlighting the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to combat climate change through a “clean-energy economy.” more

Elbert County touts economic strategy

Elbert County has released its first-ever standalone economic strategy, based on months of research, analysis and community input. The goal is to maintain the county’s rural character while meeting long-term community needs. more

Bridging the gap between local retail and online shopping with Harvester

When local businesses started to close down due to the pandemic, University of Denver student John-Paul Evans wanted to help. Three years later, Evans launched Harvester, a website that connects … more

Jeffco School Resource Officers may soon have mandated training

It takes 600 hours of training to be licensed by the State of Colorado as a nail technician — the person who does mani-pedis and applies toenail polish. As of 2022, it takes 556 hours and a background check to become a police officer. Becoming a School Resource Officer — a sworn law enforcement officer, usually armed and with arrest powers while working in a school — takes none. more

Centennial Youth Achievement Awards application open

High school seniors living in Centennial can apply between now and March 31 for the Centennial Youth Achievement Awards, which includes a $1,000 college scholarship, the city announced in a news … more

New playgrounds, dog park coming to Dove Valley Regional Park

New playgrounds, a dog park and a bike skills park are among several additions coming to Dove Valley Regional Park as part of an $18 million expansion project that began March 1, according to a news … more

Centennial Airport gets $4 million from FAA to replace traffic control tower

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $4 million to Centennial Airport to design a new airport traffic control tower, the administration announced in a Feb. 27 news release. The … more

Douglas County, Castle Rock to rebuild I-25 frontage road

Ahead of the opening of a new Interstate 25 interchange, a major road for residents in the south Castle Rock area will undergo upgrades in a project that comes amid safety concerns for the two-lane road. more

Englewood Library to reopen March 13

The Englewood Public Library is set to reopen March 13 after closing roughly two months ago due to methamphetamine contamination.  Christina Underhill, the city’s director of parks, … more

Englewood residents express opposition to zoning change considerations

A large crowd of Englewood residents gathered March 2 for a town hall to discuss concerns they have regarding a zoning change the city council is considering as part of its CodeNext … more

Free gun locks available to families at Cherry Creek schools

As conversations about gun violence came to the forefront Friday in Colorado, Cherry Creek Schools Superintendent Christopher Smith sent an email to the Cherry Creek community informing them that gun … more

Proposed Englewood residential complex faces public hearings Monday

A proposed 395-unit residential development near West Oxford Avenue and South Navajo Street will come before Englewood City Council on March 6 for a public hearing, providing an opportunity for … more

'This is a band-aid:' Douglas County School District approves inflationary raises

In the hopes of gaining a slight advantage this hiring season, the Douglas County School District board approved salary increases for staff earlier than in the past, bumping starting teacher pay from … more
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