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Students in Parker schools help Make-A-Wish

Ponderosa High School and Chapparal High School completed their wish week celebrations on April 9, raising a combined $98,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each participating school has a “wish … more

Kiowa Schools eyeing two for superintendent

Kiowa Schools Superintendent Scott Mader has given his resignation and will be leaving the district at the end of the school year. Mader joined the district in July of 2018, and is leaving with one … more

Statehouse bill makes commissioners leery

Elbert County commissioners discussed yet another piece of legislation that they believe will hurt the agriculture industry at their April 14 meeting. Senate Bill 21-135 would make it a misdemeanor … more

One year later: Voices from south metro area

A year after Colorado’s statewide stay-at-home order took effect and drastically changed virtually all aspects of daily life, Coloradans are still grappling with public health orders and — … more

Parker police officer gets hero award

Parker residents Jayde and Garrett Budd had just started their day of working on crafts when something went horribly wrong. Garrett, who was working on an electrical woodburning project, screamed and … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of … more

5 things to know: 2020 saw spike in deaths from Alzheimer’s, dementia

The broad disruption to Americans’ lifestyles that the coronavirus caused likely led to an increase in deaths among people with Alzheimer’s disease — and that loss of life was not directly due … more

Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and … more

Simla Matchwits team competes at state level

Five students from the Simla High School Matchwits put their trivia skills to the test during the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl March 15 and 16. The team competed against 60 teams from across … more

Elizabeth Stampede struggles to keep rodeo going

Volunteers with the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo are “cautiously optimistic” that the rodeo, which dates back to as early as 1937, will be operating at full capacity for the June event, which will be … more

Climb4Change to change lives

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and fitness buffs looking to change things up. This spring, changing your workout could change someone’s life at the Climb4Change event Saturday, May 22. … more

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

Delayed care for major health conditions in 2020 is leading specialists through the Denver metro area to worry that it could take more than a decade to recover from the emotional, financial and … more

Simla students advance to state business competition

How does social media affect you positively or negatively when searching for a job? Charley Maranville, a freshman at Simla High School, has put a lot of thought into that question, and will be … more

County pushes back on COVID dial change

After several weeks of qualifying for level blue-caution on the Colorado COVID dial framework, residents of Elbert County began looking forward to relaxed restrictions. Then Gov. Jared Polis … more

Castle Rock pizza shops share a slice of profits, food

Granelli’s Pizzeria and 212 Pizza Co. in Castle Rock suspended competition to team up in a time of need. The two companies agreed to share profits and food after 212 Pizza Co. was voluntarily closed … more

Castle Rock family’s home damaged in fire

While his family home sustained major fire and smoke damage, Castle Rock resident Jerry Powell said his family is quote fortunate due to community support, quick action of the police and fire … more

Finding cancer care during COVID

While the rest of the world was being told to stay home and delay medical care in the spring of 2020, Littleton-area resident Suzi McCumber was searching for a place to perform a recommended biopsy. … more

Patients skipping care worries physicians

Scientists, doctors, and the world are starting to come to grips with the direct and indirect impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on the healthcare system. That impact is not being measured by the … more

Denver metro counties may see patchwork of COVID restrictions in April

As state public health officials prepare to step back and let local health agencies decide what coronavirus restrictions to enact going forward, it's unclear what the resulting landscape of policies … more
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