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Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More …
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Election 2021: Jefferson County Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Adams County and other portions of the north metro Dever area. Below, you can find links to candidate questionnaires for the …

Election 2021: Jeffco school board candidate Q&As

2021 Candidates for positions on the Board of Education for Jeffco Public Schools were sent a candidate questionnaire. Below are links to each candidate. Be sure to check out the Jeffco Election …

Littleton police arrest 2nd suspect in connection with officer shooting

Littleton police have arrested the second person they believe to have been involved with the man who shot and injured Littleton officer David Snook according to a City of Littleton press release Wednesday. 

Election 2021: Prop 120 will drop property taxes — at least for some

Colorado’s residential property taxes are already among the nation’s lowest, but a measure on the 2021 statewide ballot would drop them ever lower — for some. Proposition 120 would, if approved …

Last year, Suzi McCumber was prepped for radiation treatment by Vicki Slat-Vasquez, clinical nurse at the Infusion Center at UCHealth Cancer Center-Highlands Ranch. McCumber went through treatment for more than a year. Now, she has successfully moved on to taking a pill to keep breast cancer at bay.

Women still behind in breast cancer screenings

Just over two years after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Suzi McCumber continues to stress the importance of regular screenings. If McCumber had not gotten the recommended …
Education
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.
Students listen in during an English class at Arapahoe Community College Monday, Sept. 27.

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For …

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already …
First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …
Business
An Adams County employee makes her selection at the newly opened Mountain View Cafe in the Human Services Building in Westminster. County officials were on hand to open the cafeteria Sept. 15 that will provide jobs services and experience for food service workers.

Job training on the menu at Westminster's Mountain View Cafe

There are two benefits to the Sept. 15 grand opening of the Work Options Mountain View Cafe in Westminster, according to Adams County officials. First, it will provide job training for Adams County …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …

Westminster senior housing subdivision approved

A senior housing development for 122 single-family attached units in north Westminster received its final approval from the city council at an Aug. 9 meeting. The homes will be paired-patio, …
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