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Voters to decide whether to allow wine sales in grocery stores

Colorado voters will have a chance in November to weigh in on the state’s long-running alcohol-policy war. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Friday that three ballot measures … more

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

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

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

Protectors of Elizabeth Tribute is thank-you to first responders

The Elizabeth community came together at Running Creek Park on Aug. 17 to celebrate first responders in the fifth annual Protectors of Elizabeth Tribute. 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

Kiowa bridge raises concerns

The narrow Highway 86 bridge at the west end of Kiowa is in desperate need of replacement, raising concerns about its safety and structural integrity. 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

Care Forward Colorado to offer free education to aspiring healthcare workers

Gov. Jared Polis announced the Care Forward Colorado program Aug. 24, an initiative that makes community college and technical programs free for aspiring healthcare professionals across the state.  more

School year in Elbert County gets underway

Throughout the past two weeks, students of Elbert County returned to school for the 2022-2023 school year, kicking off an exciting new chapter after pandemic restrictions. more

Colorado's flourishing fungi foraging community

Popping up alongside the wildflowers, near creek beds and scattered through meadows in Colorado’s forests are a rainbow variety of fungi, which an increasing number of foragers are taking advantage of.  more

State moves toward importing drugs from Canada

Colorado has taken another step toward importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, after signing contracts with companies on both sides of the border that will handle the transaction. The … more

What's Working: Rise in business closures

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office last week shared the latest quarterly update on how small businesses in the state are doing. It’s mixed, Secretary of State Jena Griswold said. Job growth … more

Panel to 27J: Wait for mill-levy override

With 27J Schools Superintendent Chris Fiedler’s words as a backdrop, a 15-member panel of Brighton citizens examined the district’s finances and made a presentation to the 27J … more

New police officer joins Elizabeth force

Over the summer, the Elizabeth Police Department welcomed the addition of Lyndi Burnley to the force. She will hold the position of law enforcement officer. more
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