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Englewood Fourth of July fireworks cancellation a contentious decision

In Englewood, one of several municipalities in the Denver metro area that canceled early-July fireworks shows this year amid concerns about dry conditions and risk of fires, the city council made its decision after a planning process where city officials may have been operating on conflicting concepts of what a local fire ban meant. more

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 … more

Staffing shortages cause 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 … more

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.  more

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 … more

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 … more

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. … more

Parker cyclists stop for doughnuts on bike-to-work day

About 100 cyclists participating in bike-to-work day in Parker paused for doughnuts on their commute June 22. more

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 … more

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. more

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? more

Brighton community remembers Bob Sakata

"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 … more

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.  more

Xcel Energy wants customers to pay for plant shutdowns

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on June 10 balked at approving a billion-dollar price tag to shut down Xcel Energy’s five remaining coal-fired generating units — to be paid by customers … more

Letter: LPS interpreters deserve better

LPS interpreters deserve better After Littleton Public Schools board members voted to deny collective bargaining rights to interpreters for deaf/hard-of-hearing students on June 9, I was reminded of … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more
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