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Arapahoe County commissioners vote to leave Tri-County Health

The final member of the Tri-County Health Department, Arapahoe County, voted today to leave the agency at the end of next year.  This vote follows earlier decisions by Douglas and Adams … more

Brush fire breaks out on Santa Fe Drive

Souith Metro Rescue District and Castle Rock firefighters needed about an hour to bring a wind-driven brush fire under control Dec. 14.  Winds of at least 15 mph fanned the 10-acre fire along … more

'We used to never have anything like this': In Douglas County, signs of homelessness are on the rise

County leaders differ on what's behind the problem and what to do about it. more

Man tells police he killed wife, left her dead at Centennial library

A man walked into the Greenwood Village police headquarters and said he had just killed his wife by strangling her, leaving her at a library in west Centennial, authorities said. more

Despite fewer reported cases, COVID up in sewage tests

Testing of wastewater at the Englewood-Littleton sewage plant is finding record-high signs of COVID prevalence in the south metro populace, while the number of people receiving positive COVID tests … more

Doctors urge: Don’t neglect other issues during pandemic

While COVID-19 continues to sweep Colorado, now with the added threat of the omicron variant, Douglas County doctors urged the importance of balancing COVID prevention and vaccination with overall … more

Parker offers ice trail, hot chocolate, fire pits

Parker’s Ice Trail in Discovery Park is back again this year with fire pits, hot chocolate and endless skating loops. Dozens of skaters stepped out onto the ice Dec. 6, some using plastic … more

Meet Littleton’s new dog mayor (and mayor pro tem)

Littleton has a new leader. He likes belly rubs and smelling the flowers when he walks.  Murdoch, a 5-year-old basset hound, will be the city’s first honorary dog mayor after winning the recent … more

Swedish Medical Center in Englewood unveils plans for cancer center

Swedish Medical Center, a 408-bed acute care hospital in Englewood, announced plans to build a new cancer treatment center intended to open by the end of 2022. The hospital has been doing … more

Mayor’s Tree Lighting draws crowd to Elizabeth

It was a jolly good time for Elizabeth residents at the 2021 Mayor’s Tree Lighting event on Dec. 4. The Saturday-evening event, an annual tradition that began in 2018, saw hundreds of people gather … more

Elizabeth church to honor retiring pastor

The Elizabeth United Methodist Church is inviting community members to attend a celebration for the Rev. Teri Todd, who is retiring after serving the church as pastor for 13 years. Anyone from the … more

Emergency chief urges CodeRED alert signup

Elbert County Emergency Management Director Shane Pynes met with the Elbert County News recently to discuss county emergency protocols and talk about the county’s newly improved Emergency … more

‘Tis the season for injuries

Dr. Ben Usatch said while the holidays are all about joy and bringing good cheer, no member of the family is immune to accidents that can result in an unplanned visit to the local ER. Usatch, an … more

In Colorado schools, scenes of disruption, destruction

Veronica Bell’s classroom devolved into a place of destruction this school year, with kids snapping pencils out of frustration, tearing up decorations and bulletin boards, and ripping math books to … more

Weld County Re-8 school board turns down attempt to ban critical race theory curriculum

The Weld County Re-8 board of education voted down an attempt to ban critical race theory curriculum in the district. Cody LeBlanc and Jaime Sierra, the co-presenters of the resolution, were the … more

Fake call forces evacuation of Thornton Wal-Mart

Thornton police said a fake threat about a suspicious package prompted an evacuation of guests and employees from an area Wal-Mart Dec. 9. A tweet from the police department announced the findings … more

Centennial City Council signals it will OK SouthGlenn redevelopment

After nearly three years, one of the most prominent and contentious civic issues in Centennial appears set to come to a close next week. more

Elizabeth church to honor retiring pastor

The Elizabeth United Methodist Church is inviting community members to attend a celebration for the Rev. Teri Todd, who is retiring after serving the church as pastor for 13 years. more

In rare move, 2 statewide GOP candidates to cap spending

Two Republican candidates running for statewide office in Colorado next year have agreed to limit their campaign spending, a rare move that allows them to accept up to twice as much money from their … more

Enter and swear in, please

Fort Lupton City Council welcomed three new faces and re-welcomed two others during a swearing-in ceremony Dec. 7 in council chambers. The three new members are former city administrator Claud … more
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