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Visitors learn about bird banding at Barr Lake State Park

As the early morning sunlight began to peek through the trees, Linda Grein helped her mother Sue Popp take a seat inside a small wooden pavilion at Barr Lake State Park. more

Cherry Creek School District outperforms statewide test scores

Cherry Creek School District’s 2022 standardized test scores outstripped the statewide performance but didn’t escape the troubling trend of test scores falling below 2019 numbers. more

Centennial Hospital opens wound care center

About a year after its opening, Centennial Hospital welcomed a new addition — a wound care center aimed at offering coordinated treatment to heal wounds and address any potential underlying … more

Apparent road-rage incident near Platteville hospitalizes one

One person is in the hospital after what authorities are describing as a road-rage incident near Platteville. It happened shortly before 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2 on U.S. Highway 85 north of state … more

Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree uses robotics to detect lung cancer early

Today, a new technology at Sky Ridge called the MONARCH Platform uses robotics to improve diagnostic processes for lung cancer, preventing other patients from having to endure multiple invasive procedures like Ryan did. more

Heritage High School in Littleton to celebrate 50 years during event Sept. 24

The Littleton Public Schools community is invited to celebrate Heritage High School's 50-year-anniversary during an event Sept. 24. more

Open house held to discuss ongoing study to improve Hampden Avenue in Englewood

As an Englewood resident, Jennifer Bartlett drives on Hampden Avenue, also known as U.S. 285, almost every day — a highway she says really needs to be fixed.  “Not only is it … more

Biden's student debt relief plan met with mixed reactions from educators

Following the Biden administration’s Aug. 24 announcement of a sweeping plan to reform the student loan process for millions of federal borrowers, local educators said they see both benefits and challenges lying ahead.  more

Littleton Public Schools marks opening of new elementary

A consolidation of students and staff from Highland, Franklin, and Mark Twain elementary, Gudy Gaskill had been under construction since May 2021. more

Fort Lupton adds two items to November ballot

November ballot expands in Fort Lupton By Steve Smith ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com                 By a … more

Shedding light on 350 sensitive species

How are scientists working to protect the toothless, federally endangered Colorado pikeminnow? Which species is most at risk from the state’s energy production and mining? What’s a piping plover? … more

Parade floats enliven Western Welcome Week

The Young Voices of Colorado parade float won first place in the club/civic/nonprofit category at Western Welcome Week’s 93rd annual Grand Parade in Littleton on Aug. 20. The young chorus members … more

Teachers earn 36% less than other college-educated workers

Teacher pay has long trailed behind other professions requiring a college degree, and in Colorado that pay gap is widest of any state, according to a report published last week by the Economic Policy … more

A tale of two trends: School districts grapple with teacher shortage, student enrollment

As several school districts around the immediate Denver area have lost large numbers of students during the coronavirus pandemic, some districts — including ones in rural places and the outskirts of the Denver metro area — are seeing a different trend. more

Centennial moves forward with adding lodging tax to November ballot

Centennial residents will likely see a question on the November ballot to add a city lodging tax, though it is unclear what the proposed tax percentage will be.  more

Rep. Jason Crow discusses Inflation Reduction Act, other issues in Centennial

The recently passed climate change, tax and health care bill, gun reform, national security and the need for respect in politics were among several topics discussed during an Aug. 22 town hall with … more

Castle Rock teen returns for new season of American Ninja Warrior

Kaden Lebsack, a 16 year old from Castle Rock, has qualified for the season 14 finals of American Ninja Warrior.  Last season, the age of competitors was lowered from 19 to 15. Lebsack became … more

Abortion providers make legislative recommendations to Rep. Crow at listening session

Amid attacks on abortion access nationwide, abortion providers and advocates met with Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) on Aug. 24 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to make legislative recommendations.   more

PHOTO GALLERY: Little kids, big trucks

Youngsters of all ages had a chance to see trucks of all shapes and sizes at Brighton City Hall Aug. 27. It was the city's annual Touch a Truck event, which allowed the youngsters to climb into -- … more

Timeline unclear for release of body camera footage from Englewood police shooting

More than a month has passed since Colorado Community Media requested release of body camera footage from Englewood police officers involved in a July 24 shooting that left one unarmed man dead.  more
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