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At the 2023 Legislative Breakfast, state Sen. Faith Winter calls for more public transportation access as air pollution climbs.

Lawmakers want to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050

One of the boldest climate change and air pollution bills set for debate in the legislature this year would attempt to eliminate all of Colorado’s carbon emissions by 2050, set tough interim goals …
People who’ve arrived from the U.S. southern border hang out on bedrolls on the floor of a Denver rec center, the city’s second emergency shelter. People were originally given cots, but a city spokesperson said they switched to mats to squeeze more people in when they neared capacity in late December.

Denver bought one-way bus tickets for 1,900 migrants

Denver spent nearly a half-million dollars last month buying one-way Greyhound bus tickets to other cities for 1,900 migrants who arrived here after crossing the U.S. southern border, according to …
Students in the Cherry Creek School District show off their sensory hallway. Colorado’s birth rates have declined, and school closures around the state could be on the horizon.

School closures coming as enrollment dips again

Enrollment in Colorado public schools took another dip this school year, setting up reduced funding for districts across the state and raising the threat of further school closures. The problems — …
Preschoolers at King Murphy enjoy the new classrooms.

Expanded preschool program received 12,000 applications

Close to 12,000 applicants signed up for the state’s expanded preschool program Tuesday, the first day parents could enroll their child ahead of the program’s start this fall. The number of …

Christian (left) with parents Simon and Sally.

Not the 'June Incident,' but the death of Christian Glass

At 16, his car was his first real taste of freedom. At the age of 22, Christian Glass died in an incident involving a former Clear Creek deputy on June 10, 2022 in the same Honda Pilot he drove on his 16th birthday.
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 …
Weld RE-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor's is to remain in his role for at least another year.

Polis salutes Fort Lupton High School for growth in student achievement

Polis salutes Fort Lupton High School for growth in student achievement Fort Lupton High School was among 21 high schools in the state to receive the state’s Bright Spot award from Gov. …
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 …
Business
Creative welding class to learn metal sculpting.

Aims expands metal art program to Fort Lupton

Officials at Aims Community College are hoping their Fort Lupton campus can become the starting point for a new generation of metal artists. "We want to expand the class to more folk and …
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. …

Astronaut Cody Ellis Astronaut blasted off with the 4-7 age category with a prize sponsored by Christy-G-Force.

Fort Lupton downtown Trick or Treat street

The downtown Fort Lupton & Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce celebrated Halloween Trick or Treat Street with a scream and a costume contest on Denver Avenue. It was packed with families and kids …
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