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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. 

Fort Lupton calls off town hall meeting

Fort Lupton called off its town hall, or study session, for Oct. 12. No reason was given, according to City Clerk Mari Pena. Notice of the cancellation came about 90 minutes before the scheduled …
Katherine Bemis as a co-publisher of the Littleton Independent, was one of the first charter members of the Colorado Press Women in the 1940s.

Colorado Community Media honored for women of past women of excellence

With a long history of producing community journalism, several newspapers that are now part of Colorado Community Media have been led by strong women since they started being published. As part of …
Former Brighton city manager Jane Bais DiSessa

Brighton needs new city manager

Brighton City Manager Jane Bais DiSessa resigned Oct. 11. She'd been on the job for almost 13 months and, according to a city statement, completed the terms of her contract. No reason was given. …

Firefighters control small grass fire in south Jeffco

Firefighters from the South Metro and West Metro fire departments needed about a half-hour to control a two-acre grass  fire on the Lockheed Martin property in South Jeffco Oct. 10. The fire …
Education
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 …
Students stand in line at Rolling Hills Elementary School in unincorporated Arapahoe County on Aug. 18, the first day of the academic year with all grade levels in school in the Cherry Creek School District.

Colo. schools that require masks have lower COVID rates

Colorado’s school-aged children are experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus infection among any age group in the state right now. But state health officials on Sept. 23 presented new data …
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 …
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Fort Lupton bar takes steps to keep liquor license

Acting as the city's liquor licensing authority, Fort Lupton City Council approved a recommendation to allow a local bar to keep its liquor license. The authority voted 6-0 with one abstention …
An oil well pumpjack at sunrise in eastern Colorado.

Oil & gas firm slapped with Colo.’s 2nd-largest state fine ever

After concluding that oil and gas operator KP Kauffman Co. had engaged in “a pattern of violations,” fines for the company were boosted to $2 million, the second-largest penalty ever issued by …
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 …
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