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Commerce City, other cities, sue state

COMMERCE CITY -- Commerce City joined other area cities in challenging a new law that could have an impact on city coffers and construction of public schools. The existing law  said sales of …

FEMA updates Marshall Fire assistance figures

The Federal Emergency Management Association said it provided more than $130 million to Boulder County and its communities in the six months since the Marshall Fire. The late December fire burned …
Six-year-old Max Turek has the right idea on a warm July 2 .. ride a water slide at the city of Fort Lupton's annual July 4 party at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. In addition to the water slide, there was face painting, bounce houses, skeeball, music (including a set from Fort Lupton native Kimi Most), plenty of food and fireworks.

Fort Lupton celebrates 4th of July early .. and with a swim

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Weekly declares victory in sheriff Republican primary

Darren Weekly has declared victory as the Republican candidate for sheriff of Douglas County after a few days of vote counting and a thin margin with the next leading candidate.  Weekly, the …

Abortion rights supporters of all ages attend a June 27 rally at the State Capitol.

Hundreds rally for reproductive rights in Denver

Horns honked and drivers waved in solidarity as hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in Denver on June 27.
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Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review …
Members of the Douglas County School Board discuss trust and air differences in a Feb. 4 meeting. Trust came up again in the June 21 meeting when the board discussed community opposition to a bond and/or mill levy override. Survey results showed a lack of trust in the district and how it spends its money is a main reason voters don't support a new funding initiative.

Douglas County School District intends to put MLO/bond question on November ballot

Douglas County School District’s Board of Education voted 6-0 to notify the Douglas and Elbert county clerks that they plan to put one or two questions on the November ballot regarding school funding.
Elizabeth High School.

Elizabeth Schools employees to get pay boost

The Elizabeth School Board last month boosted pay for all district employees based on a confluence of factors, an announcement from the Elizabeth School District states.

New leader takes reins at Kiowa Schools

Travis Hargreaves, who had been serving as principal of Kiowa Schools since summer 2021, is taking over the role of district superintendent after the resignation of Silvia McNeely.

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
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The Berg Haus hosted an event for the Colorado Avalanche Alumni Association and the Colorado Warriors hockey team.

Berg Haus works to become go-to eatery

With a mobile tableside ordering system and a sales-team mentality in place plus new menu items on the horizon, The Berg Haus hopes to become a go-to restaurant for folks in the Castle Pines area and …
A rendering of the various phases of the possible Mainstreet developments.

Parker hears first look at possible Mainstreet developments

Parker’s Urban Renewal Authority heard proposals for the first time from the company that may develop several plots of land along the town’s Mainstreet, including Pine Curve, during an …
Executive chef Jose Espinoza oversees the kitchen at Trestles Coastal Cuisine in Castle Pines.

Trestles Coastal Cuisine stays flexible

Lobster rolls are once again available at a locally-owned Castle Pines eatery — and the menu change is emblematic of how the establishment survived its first five years in business.  Owned by …
Angie Baker is the owner of the new Robeks juice and smoothie shop in Parker.

Business corner: Retired Naval pilot opens smoothie shop in Parker

Angie Baker, a mother of five and a retired Naval physiologist and pilot, is ready to take her experience maximizing the health of other pilots to a new stage by opening a smoothie shop in …

The frozen yogurt topping bar greets guests entering Hearthfire Books and Treats in Evergreen.

Creating community: Bookstores adapt by focusing on new ways to reach readers

Book clubs are no longer confined to living rooms, and bookstores offer much more than just books with a whole new realm opening up for gatherings centered around reading.
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