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A car and a train collided just before 1 p.m. Jan. 31 near the Suncor oil refinery in Commerce City.

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …
The exterior of the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, photographed on Oct. 18, 2019. The hospital is the flagship of the UCHealth system.

Health care giants form one insurance company

By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …

Colorado may end age-discriminating work question

Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …
Thick snowfall off County Road 166 in northwestern Elbert County.

Weather and gas prices causing higher utility bills

The spiking energy bills affecting many Coloradans are caused by colder weather and higher gas prices — factors over which neither regulators nor utilities have control, the Colorado Public Utility …

Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, a juvenile corrections facility for boys in Golden, is surrounded by a 16-foot fence with anti-climbing mesh. It is operated by the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Juvenile violent crime is rising

Violent crimes that land kids and teens in Colorado’s youth corrections system are on the rise, accounting for 41% of admissions in 2022. From homicides, to sexual assaults, to robberies at …
Education
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

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 …

Top row, left to right: Rebecca McClellan, Lisa Escárcega, Steve Durham, Joyce Rankin  Bottom row: Angelika Schroeder, Karla Esser, Commissioner Katy Anthes, Debora Scheffel

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 …
Business
Channal’s first metal sculpture "Steel Stork" was installed at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Learning he could succeed key for Brighton sculptor

Yanny Channal was tired of being told he couldn't do it. But now the self-taught artist and sculptor from Brighton is placing three of his sculptures around the metro area, claiming the  top …
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
Centura St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster broke ground on a five-story expansion to the hospital on Friday, Dec. 16.  The building will be equipped with a premiere cancer center including radiation oncology, medical oncology, and a state-of-the-art infusion center, a 30-bed medical surgical unit, a future planned 26-bed Intensive Care Unit and space for an additional 60 medical surgical beds. When the tower is completely built out, St. Anthony North Hospital will have an overall capacity of 237 beds to meet the growing needs of the community.

Expansion coming to St. Anthony North

A $115 million expansion will be coming to St. Anthony North Hospital with plans to break ground on Dec. 16. “In the area, it doesn’t matter what direction you look, everybody’s …
Eugene Korotych examining a car to be worked on at Christian Brothers Automotive.

Ukrainian refugee lands a job with Christian Brothers Automotive

When Russia invaded Ukraine for a second time, bombing Yevhen Korotych home and destoryed the whole town, he barely escaped with his two children and his wife to get out and onto the United States. …

Nikki Rolando cuts the ribbon with Mayor Greg Mills, council members, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the community celebrating her new store.

Goats milk mean healthy skin at Brighton boutique

What started as a lark at a 2019 meet-up has become a new storefront in Brighton. Goat Bubbles Bath & Body hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the community of Brighton on Sept. 15. "I …
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