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Westminster talks police ammunition

Westminster City Councilor Bruce Baker asked for the city council to explore a less deadly form of ammunition for the police department. He asked city staff to hold a study session to discuss the …

Adams County, Food Bank of the Rockies distribute food

Adams County's annual Operation Freebird filled the parking lot outside of the Mountain States Toyota with tents and good cheer while giving Thanksgiving meals to 2,500. This was the first year …

Commerce City man sentenced for sex crimes

A 28-year-old Commerce City man received a 24-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following a guilty plea to charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Jose Luis Valdes also plead …

Brighton police looking for two felony shoplifting suspects

Brighton police are on the lookout for two women who are suspects in a felony shoplifting incident.   The suspect vehicle is a silver or beige Ford Five Hundred. Those with information …

For state reps, city councils were proving grounds

Former Northglenn and Westminster city councilors are headed to the state Capitol for the upcoming legislative session.

Thousands fewer metro area property owners are challenging assessments

As home prices in the counties around Denver shot up over the last decade, tens of thousands of residents argued that officials incorrectly estimated the values of homes and other properties. They demanded their taxes be reduced. But that trend, practically a rite in some regions, reversed in recent years. Challenges filed with county assessors declined as homeowners apparently acknowledged the rising cost of real estate.

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional …

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the …
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Differences and devotion during Chile's constitutional reform

Colorado-based Chilean siblings reflect on their experiences and opinions during recent constitutional process

On Sept. 4, Chileans across the world anxiously checked their social media feeds and Whatsapp group chats, wondering about the future of their country. Would Chile adopt a new constitution?
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Mayor Jan Kulmann touted the city's growth – both in population and economic development – during her State of the City address. Kulmann also offered updates on the Thornton Water …
Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.
Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …
The Littleton Museum and the community organization Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum will host a holiday event Dec. 11 that will feature wagon rides, warm snacks, live musical performances and more. 
Northglenn city council voted unanimously on increasing water and wastewater rate increase at a city council meeting on Nov. 14.  The increase is part of a long term plan for the city to be …
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HENDERSON – The Prairie View high school volleyball team finished its season on a high note.   The ThunderHawks cruised through their match with Mountain Range, winning all three …
ARVADA -- It was a night for the Fort Lupton High School football team to celebrate. Fort Lupton rallied to beat Faith Christian 34-21 on the Eagles' field Oct. 28. The win was Fort Lupton's fifth …
The football team manager at Prairie View High School had a chance to take center stage Oct. 21 during the ThunderHawks' game against Mullen High School. Johnathan Salzer,who has Down's syndrome, …
It’s not a secret that the Colorado High School Activities Association is dealing with a shortage of game officials in several sports. CHSAANow.com called it “one of the most significant …
Westminster's football team celebrated three things Oct. 7 .. homecoming, a homecoming win and its first win of the football season. The Wolves downed Mountain Range 35-28 at Memorial Stadium. No …
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Holy Family Cross country Aug. 20: @Windsor, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 2: @Broomfield County Commons, 2 p.m. Sept. 10: @Josephine Jones Park, Greeley, 5 p.m. Sept. 17: @Washington Park, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24: …

Mountain Range HS scoreboard Oct. 28

Football Denver East beat Mountain Range 26-6 in Westminster Oct. 27. MRHS quarterback Mason Tafoya was 3-for-8 for 70 yards and the Mustangs' only touchdown. That pass went to Landon Maves, …

Westminster HS scoreboard Dec. 1

Girls basketball Columbine stopped Westminster 59-32 in Littleton Nov. 28. It was the season-opener for both teams. Brooke Gomez led the Wolves with nine points. Lex Trujillo added six. Emily …

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Autumn anglers have a friend

When you need some good ole basic rod and reel fishing advice you have a lot of sources, not the least of which is our helpful State Parks & Wildlife pros. Add to that group your long-time …

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.
Arts, Culture, Music

Brighton Dia de los Muertos

The Grupo Azteca Huitzilopochtli from Mexico opened Brighton's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a stunning performance wearing feather headdresses and colorful costumes …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
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Focusing on Westminster’s future, downtown and beyond

Ever so slow, the proposed 2040 Comprehensive Land Use Plan as well as the specific density plan for the New Downtown finally will be before the city council at a Dec. 5 study session. Over a year …

Column: What parents should know about RSV

As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air …

Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

For many people, college leads to all kinds of new starts. For Tess Condron, Rylee Dunn and Emma Troughton, their time at the University of Denver led to the formation of the indie rock trio …

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