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Arapahoe County names board members, sole finalist for director of new health department

Following the breakdown of Tri-County, which for more than 50 years had been delivering health services to Adamas, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, Arapahoe has been in a race against time to stand up its own health department by Jan. 1, a day after Tri-County's services are set to end. 
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NoCo Ladies for Liberty, which formed this year, brought a group to the state Capitol earlier this year to protest an abortion rights bill.

How the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect abortion-access in Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly five decades of federal abortion protections. The vote was 6-3. Justice Samuel Alito authored the majority …
Lifeguard Aubrey Pierce, 18, poses for a portrait while on duty at the top of the slides at H2O'Brien Pool in Parker.

Staffing shortages causes Pirate's Cove water park to close every Monday for remainder of summer

Amid reports of staffing shortages at swimming pools throughout Colorado, Governor Jared Polis announced new efforts to prevent shortages, including a new grant program to help offer higher pay, a …
The Englewood Neighborhood Map that Englewood City Council approved during its meeting June 20, 2022.

City council approves Englewood Neighborhood Map

After about five years of development, the Englewood Neighborhood Map, which names and sets the boundaries for 40 neighborhoods, was approved by Englewood City Council in a 6-0 vote during its June …
About 50 volunteers cheered, "I'm a tool," at the start of Englewood's Day of Service event on June 18, 2022. The volunteers first met at Rotolo Park before dispersing to their assigned volunteer projects.

Englewood’s Day of Service offers help to residents in need

Help arrived June 18 during Englewood’s Day of Service, as volunteers gathered to assist community members.
A COVID-19 test is administered in July, 2020.

Cases begin to trend down as Arapahoe County remains at worst COVID level

Current case counts are high enough — and hospital staffing low enough — to keep Arapahoe County at a high community level for COVID based on CDC metrics, which rank counties as low, medium or high.
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"An extraordinary person who lived an extraordinary life." "A man who was dearly loved." "An innovator." Those were some of the tributes for Brighton resident and farmer Bob Sakata, who died …
The Douglas County School District covers 850 square miles and is located just south of the Denver area. DCSD is the third-largest school district in Colorado and the largest employer in Douglas …
The Galassos have been serving marinara-topped pasta, Italian-influenced sandwiches and hand-stretched pizza in Centennial for a decade now, but the family’s culinary roots in Colorado actually …
Englewood City Council on Monday night canceled the annual Belleview/Cornerstone parks Fourth of July fireworks show in a 4-3 decision.
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Protesters stand outside the Littleton court house June 24.

Littleton residents protest end of Roe v. Wade at city's courthouse

About 20 Littleton community members protested outside the city's courthouse June 24 following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that has protected the right to abortion nationwide for nearly 50 years. 
Demi Christian Maestas

VIDEO: Commerce City police searching for two burglary suspects

COMMERCE CITY -- Police are looking for at least two suspects involved in a series of commercial burglaries and auto thefts over the past several months in the Denver area. Commerce City …
In 2012, Tony Galasso opened GeJo’s Original Italian Restaurant & Lounge. The building once housed GeJo’s IV, a restaurant opened by Galasso’s father in 1979 but sold to a business partner in the mid-1980s.

Restaurateur carries on the family tradition

The Galassos have been serving marinara-topped pasta, Italian-influenced sandwiches and hand-stretched pizza in Centennial for a decade now, but the family’s culinary roots in Colorado actually …

Commerce City police investigating triple shooting

Three people are in area hospitals after a June 23 shooting. It happened in the 15600 block of East 98th Place. A press release from Commerce City police said victims' conditions were not known. …
Andrew Reineke

DA clears Commerce City officers in 2021 Fairfax Park shooting

District Attorney Brian Mason cleared Commerce City police officers who were involved in a shooting last year. He released an explanatory letter June 22. "There is no reasonable likelihood of …
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A shuttle for the Colorado Department of Transportation's new Pegasus program that serves stops in Denver, Lakewood, Idaho Springs, Frisco, Vail and Avon.

Tired of driving? Here’s how to get around Colorado on public transportation

Ever wanted to take a road trip across the state without slogging through an hours-long drive on highways?

First of 4 free summer concerts at Sterne Park happening this Saturday

The event, known as Little Jam, will feature 1970s tribute band Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival. Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair. 
The musical trio from “The Wedding Singer” and the rest of the cast are performing at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton through June 26.

Theater announces upcoming season

Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton, has announced a new season, with tickets on sale for individual shows and the season. “The Wedding Singer,” the finale for the current …
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Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
Alissa Davies posing in front of her series "Firescape."

Wildfire art can create beauty out of tragedy

Robert Nesladek carves wood. He works in a sawdust-filled studio behind his house in Arvada, which he has owned for 47 years.  Two wood lathes spin fast to carve out bowls, vases and other …
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Legacy High School's Kendall Rippley winds up for, what was at the time, the go-ahead goal in the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 14.

A natural ending to the soccer season

   DENVER – It wasn’t a surprise to anyone that Legacy’s Kendall Rippley scored a goal in a soccer …
Fort Lupton's Reygan Garcia moves the ball up the field during the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 13. She was the first Fort Lupton player to participate in the annual event.

Fort Lupton’s Garcia has her swan song among state’s best soccer players

DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
Mountain Range's Kyle Lewis ties up Arvada West's Austin Eudaly during the 132-pound semifinal match at the regional wrestling tournament Feb. 12 at Prairie View High School. Lewis scored all his points on two moves in the third period and won 6-0 to qualify for the state meet.

Mountain Range’s Lewis gets first sample of college life

  Mountain Range High School wrestler Kyle Lewis had one last chance to compete as a high-school athlete earlier this month.             …
CHSAA assistant commissioner John Sullivan

CHSAA hires new assistant commissioner

AURORA --  The newest assistant commissioner for the Colorado High School Activities Association is John Sullivan, the athletic and activities director at Vista Peak High Preparatory School in …
Ponderosa’s Carson Conrad lashed a three-run double in the Mustangs’ seven-run fourth inning in the 11-1 win over Cheyenne Mountain on June 4.

Mustangs win back-to-back championships

It was a start that led to long discussions but the Ponderosa baseball team finished strong. The Mustangs defeated Cheyenne Mountain, 11-1, on June 4 at the Vibes stadium in Colorado Springs to …
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Elizabeth Hanson

Guest Column: As property taxes and values rise, school funds don’t

The Douglas County School District covers 850 square miles and is located just south of the Denver area. DCSD is the third-largest school district in Colorado and the largest employer in Douglas …
Michael Norton

Column: Is it better to build bridges, or burn them?

The origin of “burning bridges” has its roots in ancient Rome. And we see where they were not only burning the bridges, but also burning the boats. In some cases, they burned the bridges and the …

From the Editor: Dreading the bubble

It’s that time of year where we start reviewing the ballot and working to decide who might be best to serve us on the local, state and federal levels. For me, it’s become the time where I dread …
Aikta Marcoulier

Guest Column: SBA helps with disaster recovery

Colorado is no stranger to disasters, both natural and man-made. The state has a long history of natural disasters including flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and drought. The recent Marshall Fire in …
The Castle Rock Band will perform on Independence Day in the town’s Festival Park.

Sweet sounds on summer nights

Grab a quick picnic and a blanket or folding chairs (perhaps a summer music “kit” will have a place in the car rather than schlepping every time). Summer concerts outside are a special treat on …
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