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More home sellers cutting prices in metro Denver

Putting your house up for sale is stressful enough. Now, sellers find themselves having to cut their listing price after the home is already on the market. Two to three times more sellers in Denver, … more

Megan Vasquez reflects on her time as Elizabeth mayor

Elizabeth Mayor Megan Vasquez, who has chosen not to seek reelection to her post, looks back over her four and a half years in the job. more

Elizabeth mail issue remains unresolved

The Elizabeth Board of Trustees held a meeting on July 26 at Town Hall to discuss issues relating to the delivery of mail to residents. more

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Boy comes roaring back

Having Big Boy 4014, Union Pacific's massive 1940s-era steam train engine, blast through Fort Lupton and Bright is becoming an annual experience. This is the third year straight the rail company … more

Challenge on horizon for Elizabeth business

A concern among many Elizabeth residents is how the influx of new chain businesses will impact small “mom and pop” shops, some of which are long-standing local institutions. more

State halts work with Douglas County health contractor after complaints were 'piling up'

A Douglas County health contractor is under scrutiny from the community after its services were discontinued by the state following complaints, a lawsuit with a former business partner was settled, and the state labor department investigates. more

Plane pull to benefit state’s Special Olympics athletes

There’s a certain amount of effort involved in pulling an airplane and in helping your community. Tim Miner, the Special Olympics Colorado Male Athlete of the Year, likes to do both. more

Metro Denver’s homeless population on the rise

The number of people experiencing homelessness was up 12.8% in 2022 compared to 2020, before the pandemic, according to preliminary data from the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative point-in-time … more

The statewide gun regulations adopted after Aurora theater shooting

The 2012 Aurora theater shooting, which left 12 people dead and 70 others injured, prompted Colorado Democrats to immediately begin pursuing tighter regulations on firearms. Since the attack 10 years … more

Medicaid numbers up in Colorado since COVID

In normal times, about 35,000 people drop off the government health insurance plan for the needy each month, usually because someone in their household got a new job and they no longer qualify. But … more

Energy czar, wife recovering after 1,000-foot fall

Will Toor was thinking he was at the end. He was pretty sure his leg was broken. He was shivering uncontrollably in the snow high in the mountains. He’d watched his injured wife limp away to get … more

Dems spent $4 million to influence GOP primary

The Senate Majority PAC, a group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, was behind the shadowy, $4 million campaign to encourage voters in Colorado’s Republican … more

Coloradans face 10-12 week wait for unemployment pay

It’s now taking 10 to 12 weeks for Coloradans to get new unemployment claims processed by the state Department of Labor and Employment. There hasn’t been a sudden rise in new claims. Rather, said … more

Brighton police chief to retire after 34-year career

Brighton Police Chief Paul Southard announced his retirement, effective Oct. 15. It wraps up 34 years in law enforcement. more

Celtic Festival returns to Elizabeth

Elizabeth held its annual Celtic Festival at Casey Jones Park on July 16 and 17 for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Police investigate homicide in Commerce City

Commerce City police are looking for a murder suspect. Detectives think the unidentified man died during a robbery at the 5400 block of Leyden Street early July 25. more

Castle Rock approves mid-year staff raise

Responding to rising inflation and numerous unfilled employee positions at the Town of Castle Rock, board members approved an additional $1.6 million to increase pay and offer a monthly stipend for … more

Cherry Creek softball coach arrested for solicitation following the suicide of a juvenile female in Virginia

A coach for the girls softball team at Cherry Creek High School and the Colorado Styxx girls softball club, Paul “Pablo” Severtson, was arrested July 20 on a charge of felony criminal … more

Ten years after Aurora theater shooting, community gathers for midnight vigil

Ten years ago, on July 20, 2012, Stephen Barton and two friends attended a screening of “The Dark Knight” at a Century 16 theater in Aurora and became survivors of a mass shooting that … more

Community invited to celebrate Colorado Day

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate our state’s 146th birthday with a free, family-friendly event on Aug. 1. The celebration will highlight the things that make Colorado, … more
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