Tri-County Health issues new mask mandate for Adams, Arapahoe
Facing the possibility that the current COVID-19 surge could breach Colorado’s hospital capacity, the public health agency for Adams and Arapahoe counties Monday issued a new indoor mask mandate through at least the end of the year.
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They came to the Colorado Center for the Blind seeking confidence. They left traumatized.

Sexual abuses were kept quiet for decades at the world-renowned Littleton school, former students and employees allege
Antonio Pulido Mendez

Littleton man sentenced to prison for murder of 13-year-old boy in Englewood

A Littleton man who shot and killed a 13-year-old in Englewood in 2019 has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, according to a press release.
Steve Ward, center, an incumbent councilmember at-large, speaks with voters during a candidate meet and greet on Oct. 14.

Election Results 2021: Voters choose experience for Englewood council

Englewood voters leaned toward experience in the election that ended Nov. 2, choosing Steve Ward and Jim Woodward in the two contested races for Englewood City Council. Ward has served on council …
In a file photo, a small group sits outside the Englewood Grand bar in October 2020 as a pedestrian walks with a dog on downtown Englewood's downtown South Broadway corridor.

Election Results 2021: Englewood downtown authority scores a finance win

An effort to economically boost Englewood's CityCenter, its traditional Broadway downtown and its cluster of hospitals and medical facilities took a step toward getting fully underway when voters in …

Election Results 2021: Voters elect 4 candidates to Englewood school board

Englewood voters were deciding the makeup of the Englewood Schools Board of Education in the election that ended Nov. 2.

Election Results 2021: Arapahoe County -- Centennial, Littleton, Englewood, Sheridan, Cherry Creek

Welcome to Colorado Community Media's report on election results for Arapahoe County communities.

Ex-Englewood councilman's racoon encounter causes stir

A former Englewood city councilmember injured and killed a raccoon after the animal attacked his dog, according to his account of the incident that left one nearby resident concerned enough to call …

Canine candidates compete to be Littleton's next dog mayor

Election season isn't over yet for voters in Littleton, who have an important decision to make within the coming days: Which canine friend will lead the city as its honorary dog mayor? Hosted by the …

Douglas County school chief forges ahead amid whirlwind

Roughly seven years ago, Corey Wise was making the leap from high school principal in the Douglas County School District to working in central administration, but he hoped the new role wasn't his …

As homeless camps expand, tension builds

Cyclists and joggers along the South Platte River Trail in Littleton call police on a regular basis these days to report homeless campers. Residents also notify authorities when someone is sleeping …

Victim identified in 33-year-old Sheridan cold-case homicide

Sheridan police, along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, have identified the victim of a 33-year-old cold case. 

'A message of hope': Choirs join together for concert on teen suicide awareness

The Arapahoe High School choirs joined with the Colorado Saints Chorale and Orchestra for a concert Oct. 23 at St. Tim's Episcopal Church in Centennial to raise awareness of teen suicide, something …

End of Tri-County Health Department may not be so certain, leaders say

The formal bonds that hold the public-health partnership among Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties together may be loosening, but the complete demise of the Tri-County Health Department, which has served them for decades, may be less certain than it has appeared.

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Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman who recently traveled to Africa

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently …

Life

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …

Sports

Girls basketball: Boulder gets past Brighton

Brighton High School girls basketball coach Jim French is making out a Bulldogs-centric season wish list just a few weeks before Christmas. His hopes came after Boulder turned back his Bulldogs …

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Mario Nicolais

This GOP candidate has a shot at statewide office

Recently I received an unexpected call from Pam Anderson, an announced candidate for Colorado secretary of state. As friends for more than 15 years, it was good to catch up. It was even better to …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
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