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Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two …
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Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …
A researcher releases a bald eagle with GPS tracking as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new study on eagle populations in Colorado’s Front Range.

Study focuses on bald eagle boom along the Front Range

It’s no secret that the human population on Colorado’s Front Range is expanding. State officials predict that in the 10-year range from 2019 to 2029, Colorado will grow by more than 800,000 …
The cigarette and vaping display at a convenience store in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 2019.

Colorado's tobacco-tax boost generates millions

A new nicotine tax and an increased tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products in Colorado generated more than $34 million in their first five months, according to a data analysis by The Colorado …
A photo taken by firefighters on the scene of the Cameron Peak Fire near Fort Collins in 2020.

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ …

Gov. Jared Polis sits at his desk June 7 in the state Capitol to sign a bill aimed at addressing bullying policy among school districts in the state.

Colorado's COVID powers remain despite 'health emergency' announcement

In early July, Gov. Jared Polis' office issued a news release that said: “Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order.” Following that statement, Colorado state Senate Republicans …
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Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …
The butterflies and cocoons the students created to represent the struggles and resiliency during the pandemic.

Quist students learn to overcome with art

As the teachers at Roger Quist Middle School watched their quarantined students struggle with a life without friends, social gatherings, activities and adapting to a new way of learning virtually …

Re-8 board opts to sign off on library purchase

The Weld Re-8 board of education decided to put its signature on the purchase of two acres of land for a new Fort Lupton Public & School Library. The June 3 vote came after a brief executive …

Re-8 board to decide on library purchase participation

The Weld Re-8 board of education may move toward some sort of a decision on its participation in the sale and relocation of the Fort Luptnn Public & School Library June 3. The board is due to …
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Fort Lupton chamber has new leader

The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce announced its new executive director July 13. "We are excited to have Cody LeBlanc join the chamber as our new executive director," said Joanna Sequeria, board …
Co-founder James Powell of Dawn Aerospace in New Zealand with the model spaceplane that will be developed as a reusable horizonal take-off and landing vehicle that will be tested and launched at Colorado Air and Spaceport.

Colorado Spaceport teams up for spaceplane

A New Zealand Aerospace company is joining the race to create a horizontal take-off and landing spaceplane that will fly from Colorado above the earth's atmosphere and fly back down landing on a …

Plan for York & 144th retail space in Thornton approved

Thornton City Council unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for a five-building retail space in north Thornton. The plan is for the seven-acre parcel on the northeast corner of 144th Avenue …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …
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