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COVID discussions continue as Colorado students return to school

As students walk back into classrooms in the fourth school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents may find themselves wondering: When can we stop worrying about COVID-19? more

FBI sex trafficking sweep locates 27 missing kids along Front Range

A national FBI effort aimed at identifying and helping victims of sex trafficking recovered 11 child victims in Colorado during the first week of August, according to the FBI's Denver office. more

2022 Elbert County Fair Junior Market Sale is success for kids

The 2022 Elbert County Fair Junior Market Sale was a huge success, setting a new sale record of $850,780, nearly $90,000 more than 2021. more

Cannabis industry is enduring its first sustained downturn

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is weathering its first sustained downturn since dispensaries began selling recreational weed in 2014. Dispensaries are closing. New ventures, like delivery … more

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by … more

A rite of summer

Elbert County Fair racks up winning year

It was another successful year for the Elbert County Fair. The much anticipated yearly occasion took place from July 30 to Aug. 7 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa. more

State recommends COVID re-vaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year. more

Elizabeth School District honors members of faculty, staff

The yearly Elizabeth School District Luncheon and Pinning Ceremony was held Aug. 9, offering a salute to teachers and staffers in the district. more

27J breaks ground for Brighton STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for … more

Arapahoe County's eviction clinic faces high demand: 'We often have to turn people away'

A recently launched Arapahoe County program aimed at keeping people housed is operating in the county that had Colorado's highest eviction rate last year, according to state court data. more

Former “Real Soccer Club” coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of children

Howard “Bud” Harper, 63, was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of children, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s … more

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court … more

State’s unemployment loan on track to be paid off

Colorado has paid back 87% of the $1 billion it borrowed from the federal government to provide out-of-work Coloradans unemployment benefits during the pandemic. As of the start of August, the … more

State offered $28 million for free transit in August

More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies … more

One injured critically in Brighton shooting

Brighton police continued to investigate an Aug. 7 shooting that critically injured a 24-year-old man. No names have been released, and no suspects have been arrested. It happened around 1 a.m. in … more

Barr Lake closes ramp to trailered boats

        Barr Lake officials announced Aug. 8 they had to close the boat ramp to trailered boats. The reason, they said, was low water … more

Kids show rabbits at Elbert County Fair

The Elbert County Fair hosted its annual 4-H Rabbit Show in association with Colorado State University Extension. The event was held on Aug. 2 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. more

Summer storm plows through area

Interstate 70 through central Denver reopened Aug. 7 after powerful thunderstorms caused flooding along the Central 70 project. Some flood waters remained on side streets during the morning rush hour … more

New leader at helm in Elizabeth schools

The Elizabeth School District will kick off the 2022-2023 school year with a new superintendent at the helm. Dr. William Dallas stepped into the district’s top job in early July. more
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