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Views differ on whether high schools should stop naming valedictorians

Soon after the Cherry Creek School District in Arapahoe County announced it would stop designating valedictorians in its high schools, the criticism started pouring in. more

Man charged in Brighton kidnapping

Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Raul Ortega, 51. Ortega is charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft for allegedly … more

Woman shot in Commerce City; investigation continues

A woman remained in an area hospital after a July 12 shooting in Commerce City. It happened around 1 a.m. in the 7100 block of Grape Street. A city statement said officers responded to a report of … more

Teen dies in Brighton park; suspect arrested

Brighton police announced an arrest in the July 12 shooting death of a 17-year-old in Ken Mitchell Park. The suspect, whose name wasn't released, is at the Prairie View Detention facility in … more

Freezing to death: Volunteers and researchers study one species’ response to a warming climate

On a nice July day, you might find Jennifer Zedalis up in the Alpine, with her 16-year-old daughter Sophie. Zedalis is lucky because she has a teenager who likes to wake up early — a necessity … more

Castle Pines deploys goats to tamp down wildfire risks

Don’t be surprised if you see goats in Castle Pines, they’re there to help prevent wildfires. more

Elizabeth Cardinal Club run is a scorcher

The Elizabeth Cardinal Club held its fourth annual 5k run on July 4, bringing in 35 racers from around the community to compete for prizes and bragging rights. more

Brighton hospital gets grant for nursing program

A $1.5 million grant from Adams County should help  Brighton's Platte Valley Medical Center find and retain nurses, hospital officials said. County officials presented a grant to the hospital … more

Pioneer Fourth returns to history museum in Kiowa

The Elbert County Historical Society & Museum held its 22nd annual Pioneer Fourth celebration on the Fourth of July. The event is the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. more

Homeless camping ban policies differ widely across Denver metro area

The sight of a person pushing a shopping cart full of belongings, begging for money on major streets or sleeping outdoors is common in many places around the Denver metro area, and the laws that dictate where unhoused people can’t rest differ across the many cities and towns in the region. more

One in custody after Commerce City theft, kidnapping

Commerce City police said one person is in custody after a car theft and the kidnapping of a child. It happened around 11:20 a.m. July 9 in the 8900 block of East 104th Avenue. A press statement … more

Northglenn faces damages to water gates on Berthoud Pass

Vandalism to a set of water gates on a Northglenn-owned ditch in Grand County could have been costly for residents if city employees didn't discover the problem. Northglenn city staff noted a … more

Elbert County scores high for health

Elbert County was recently ranked as the 99th healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. more

Spotlight on Dads of Elbert County

A local men’s organization, Dads of Elbert County (DoEC), has been making significant strides toward their goal of bringing positive change to the community. more

Primary voters reject slate of candidates who embraced election conspiracies

Republican primary voters in Colorado had a choice on June 28: Elevate a slate of candidates who believe the unfounded claim that President Donald Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election or … more

Median home values haven’t fallen in Colorado

As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been a few weeks since the Fed increased interest … more

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their … more

Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law now use it

Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson never expected to use Colorado’s red flag law when it was passed in 2019. He thought the law made it too easy to take a person’s guns away. The statute allows … more

Highlands Ranch Library to host local author

Highlands Ranch author Eleanor Brown will talk about her new book, “Any Other Family” and sign books at 6:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Highlands Ranch Library. Register at DCL.org/authors-events. … more

Laws, funding a step forward in mental health fight

Amid calls for more funding and services to help address the growing mental heath crisis in America’s youth and teenagers, officials at Children’s Hospital Colorado say progress was made in 2022. … more
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