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College cowboy dreams of going pro

Brian Gillen is a 20-year-old tie-down roper based out of Elizabeth, and has been part of the West Texas A&M University Rodeo Team since 2019. Like many who grow up in rural horse communities … more

Douglas County bookstore looks to support educators

Local bookstore Books Are Awesome of Parker aims to support area educators and schools while also fostering an appreciation for literature among young readers. Co-owner Wendy Withers spoke to … more

Interested in running for office in 2022?

The 2022 election is 10 months away, and a wave of candidates are filing paperwork to run in Colorado’s newly reconfigured congressional and legislative districts. But jumping into a race doesn’t … more

Colo. children not yet impacted by omicron

Doctors nationwide say that while children have been the least impacted in contracting COVID-19, it does not mean they are immune, and with a third variant hitting the streets of Colorado cases will … more

CCM: 2021 in photos

It was quite a year for the communities across the Denver Metro area. There were trials and tribulations. Welcome signs of life amid a pandemic, along with poltical ire for how it has been … more

Lakewood victims of shooting rampage remembered

It was a brisk 30 degrees outside on the evening of Dec. 29. Despite the chill, a steady stream of people came to Lucky 13 Tattoo in Lakewood. Some came to mourn the loss of a friend. Others, to pay respects to a man they didn’t know personally. more

Denver Zoo, state partner to boost toad numbers

The Denver Zoo and Colorado Parks and Wildlife have teamed up to help save the boreal toad, which is a state-listed endangered species. On Nov. 10, conservation and amphibian experts with the Denver … more

Tri-County Health extends school mask order; metro Denver mandates continue

Facing what could be a dramatically steep surge in new cases of COVID-19 in Colorado amid the spread of the omicron variant, several metro Denver counties announced they would continue their local … more

Shooting rampage begins in Denver, ends in Lakewood with five dead plus shooter

A deadly shooting rampage that started in Denver claimed the lives of four victims before ending with the suspect’s death. more

Beekeeping chef has residents buzzing

When Greg Strickland realized four years ago that the lackluster gardens at the Vi at Highlands Ranch senior-living community might need more pollinators, he jumped into beekeeping with both feet.  … more

Teens head for cornhole tourney

ThunderRidge High School sophomores Gavin Hamann and Jaxson Remmick and juniors Cooper Bingham and Jacob Thayer will compete in the first-ever American Cornhole League’s (ACL) National High School … more

Home buyers, buckle up for 2022

After an especially difficult year for would-be home buyers, there is little relief in sight for those trying to find a house to purchase along the Front Range and in high-demand Douglas County. Home … more

Longtime Douglas County deputy dies of COVID-19

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of their longtime deputies after the man died from COVID-19, which they say he contracted while in the line of duty. Detective Joe Pollack … more

Elizabeth seeks new trustee

The Town of Elizabeth is looking for an interested resident to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees following the death of Trustee Bret Wade on Nov. 28.   In a short phone … more

Kiowa Schools fundraising for sign

A 2021 Colorado law requires schools around Colorado to remove all Native American imagery, names and related words with a deadline of June 30, 2022. more

Cherry Creek students building ‘tiny homes’ for homeless

For the second time, students at Cherry Creek’s career and technical education campus are building what are known as “tiny homes” as part of an effort to help people out of unsheltered … more

Parents want Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has made its way to Colorado. Parton’s program launched in 1995 and gifts one book per month to children from birth through 5 years old. more

Warm, sweet, and hard to beat

It was an exciting first week for the Contreras family of Small Town Mini Donuts, the newest local business to pop up in Elizabeth. more

United Power announces intent to leave Tri State

United Power Files Notice of Intent to Leave Tri-State Generation and Transmission   Brighton, Colo. – United Power, a rural electric cooperative based in Brighton, … more

Problems begin to mount as wind continues to blow

Road closures are becoming the norm, thanks to today's strong winds thatu are blowing through all parts of the Denver area. Colorado Highway 93 is closed between state Highways 72 and 128, north … more
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