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Anythink installations aim to bring nature closer

The new art structures at the back of three of Anythink Library’s branches may be made from vastly different kinds of wood but they share one thing - a sense of wonder with natural patterns. … more

Adams County Fair back, but not as usual

The 116th version of the Adams County Fair is going to be a little different just because it follows 2020. “Yeah, life has changed dramatically,” said Casandra Vossler, Adams County fair and … more

CDBG money approved in Westminster and Thornton

This year, the cities of Westminster and Thornton will spend community development block grant funding on home repairs, parks and open space enhancements, and homelessness outreach. Westminster and … more

Judicial performance commission chair for 17th Judicial District resigns

Molly Jansen, the chairperson of the body that evaluates judges’ performance in Adams and Broomfield counties, resigned from her post early this month after learning that her law license would be … more

Masks optional for Adams 12 and 27J, but required for Westminster

Adams 12 Five Star Schools and 27J Schools will not require students to wear masks indoors this coming semester, but Westminster Public Schools will. All three districts will not require students … more

Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11

Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be … more

125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the … more

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out … more

Underground Music Showcase is back on Broadway

Claire Heywood expects she will be singing her heart out at this year’s Underground Music Showcase. “Speaking for myself, playing a festival represents a needed chance to release some pent-up … more

A ‘mini window into the wild’

The Denver Zoo’s president and CEO, Bert Vescolani, believes that animals have a way of making us humans feel special. “We want to inspire communities to save wildlife for future generations,” … more

Taking a look at Mount Evans’ new reservation system

The night before Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig visited Mount Evans with their daughter and her boyfriend, they went to recreation.gov and purchased a vehicle ticket. On July 22, the Koenigs and … more

Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles … more

Adams County ‘finding its place’

Site development expert Jeannette Goldsmith told a crowd of local officials and business owners that she gets the sense that Adams County is trying to figure itself out, based on two days of tours … more

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health … more

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that … more

A garage sale robbery that wasn’t

Trouble has followed Armando Valdez Gonzalez since the day he was jailed for a crime that didn’t occur.  In early June, Westminster police linked Gonzalez to an aggravated … more

Voelz survives Westminster recall election

Jon Voelz will keep his seat on Westminster City Council after unofficial results in Tuesday’s recall election show him with 62 percent of total votes. “I’m glad the common sense … more

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted … more

Candidates talking taxes, marijuana and revenues

The next question for Westminster mayoral and City Council candidates has to do with taxes. Westminster relies heavily on sales and use tax revenues - as do most Colorado municipalities - while its … more

Northglenn council addresses safety at E.B. Rains park

Cleanliness at E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial Park is one issue, and safety is another, Northglenn City Council determined at a meeting July 12. City councilors have long heard complaints about the park … more
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