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At border of Arapahoe and Douglas counties, mask rules are a game of inches

The one constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is that things are always changing. Few people know this better than Karli Millspaugh, owner of Curate: A Local Mercantile, at 8242 S. University … more

Colorado’s fentanyl crisis is surging

As the number of fentanyl overdoses began to climb, Colorado policymakers created a program to put the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone inside police departments, universities, workplaces and … more

Beyond Denver

Snowflakes began falling in Denver on Dec. 1, 1913, and didn’t stop for four days, leaving the city blanketed under 45 inches of snow. Some mountain towns saw even more snowfall, with 86 inches … more

Shooting victim found dead in Highlands Ranch

The body of a woman who was the apparent victim of a fatal shooting was found in a vehicle in Highlands Ranch on Saturday, and a suspect in the shooting was later found dead. more

Elbert County sheriff’s deputy dies at 30

Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Livingston died of COVID on Dec. 3 — his 30th birthday — after a brief bout with the disease, according to announcements from the county and the sheriff's office. more

Elizabeth hires town administrator

The Town of Elizabeth has hired Patrick Davidson as its new town administrator, with a start date of Dec. 13. The hire fills a post that was left vacant in January. more

Elizabeth hosts robotics qualifier

Elizabeth High School hosted a regional qualifier for FIRST Lego League on Nov. 20, drawing teams from as far as Salida to the robotics contest. more

Week 2: Community Response Teams change policing

By building a proactive mental health approach into community response through police and fire calls, Douglas County is in a better position than it was five years ago. In 2016, the Castle Rock … more

Week 2: Clinicians, police professionals work to help citizens in need

Arriving in an unmarked car on a hot summer morning, a Douglas County sheriff's deputy, a certified clinician and a case manager walk calmly into a Highlands Ranch home. The night before, the county … more

Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently … more

Commerce City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Clommerce City police are looking for a man who held up a convenience store on East 104th Avenue Dec. 1. He is between 18 and 25 years of age, stands 5 feet 8 inc hes tall and weighs about 170 … more

Masks not perfect, but do help, says Tri-County Health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks … more

I-25 South Gap project to wrap up early

All lanes of the Interstate 25 South Gap project will open nearly a year ahead of schedule, Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado transportation officials announced Nov. 22. Construction on the 18-mile … more

Brighton councilman Kris Jordinelli resigns, faces DUI charge

Brighton Councilman Kris Jordinelli faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police before Thanksgiving.   His first court appearance -- a … more

Adams County man arrested on suspicion of murder

An Adams County man faces first-degree murder charges after a shooting incident east of Brighton. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 27 in the 12800 block of Picadilly Road. Deputies arrested … more

Apparent road rage leads to barricade situation in Adams County

It took about three hours for Adams County sheriff's deputies and Commerce City police to bring a situation involving a barricaded gunman to a resolution. Authorities were able to remove two … more

Brighton woman to be sentenced for crash that killed her son

The woman accused of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in a crash that killed her son entered a request to plead guilty, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Sentencing … more

Providing everyone with an opportunity to give

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted a way to help people perform an instant act of service. The legend is that during discussions on how to accomplish that, someone brought in a … more

Veteran news leader named Colorado Community Media editor

The next editor-in-chief of Colorado Community Media is Lisa Schlichtman, an experienced, award-winning news executive and an industry leader. more

Douglas County school chief forges ahead amid whirlwind

Roughly seven years ago, Corey Wise was making the leap from high school principal in the Douglas County School District to working in central administration, but he hoped the new role wasn't his … more
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