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Englewood lifts E. Coli water warning; says residents should flush faucets, appliances

Englewood has lifted the boil-water advisory it had issued in response to a positive E. coli test earlier in the week, the city announced just before noon on Aug. 6.
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Former Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo Queen, Breanna Eddy.

Homecoming returns to Elizabeth

It has been two years since the Elizabeth School District has celebrated its homecoming traditions, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The town of Elizabeth was bustling throughout the week of Oct. 4 in …

Littleton police arrest 2nd suspect in connection with officer shooting

Littleton police have arrested the second person they believe to have been involved with the man who shot and injured Littleton officer David Snook according to a City of Littleton press release Wednesday. 
Marijuana at a Denver grow facility.

Election 2021: Prop 119 would raise marijuana taxes for out-of-school learning

Colorado voters will decide in the election ending Nov. 2 whether to raise taxes on recreational marijuana to help fund a new state program aimed at providing Colorado students with out-of-school …

Election 2021: Prop 120 will drop property taxes — at least for some

Colorado’s residential property taxes are already among the nation’s lowest, but a measure on the 2021 statewide ballot would drop them ever lower — for some. Proposition 120 would, if approved …

Katherine Bemis as a co-publisher of the Littleton Independent, was one of the first charter members of the Colorado Press Women in the 1940s.

Colorado Community Media honored for women of past women of excellence

With a long history of producing community journalism, several newspapers that are now part of Colorado Community Media have been led by strong women since they started being published. As part of …
Education
Third-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

COVID cases rise among Colorado school-age kids

Cases of COVID-19 among children ages 6 to 11 are on the rise and remain the highest among any age group as the state’s overall case rate is decreasing, public health officials said Oct. 1. While …
Students listen in during an English class at Arapahoe Community College Monday, Sept. 27.

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For …

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already …
The Douglas County School District headquarters building in Castle Rock.

Election 2021: Douglas County school board election shapes up

The field is set for this fall’s Douglas County School Board elections, where two slates have emerged to square off for four seats on the board — a majority on the seven-member board. While one …

Students stand in line at Rolling Hills Elementary School in unincorporated Arapahoe County on Aug. 18, the first day of the academic year with all grade levels in school in the Cherry Creek School District.

Colo. schools that require masks have lower COVID rates

Colorado’s school-aged children are experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus infection among any age group in the state right now. But state health officials on Sept. 23 presented new data …
Business

StretchLab moves into Lone Tree

Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …
An oil well pumpjack at sunrise in eastern Colorado.

Oil & gas firm slapped with Colo.’s 2nd-largest state fine ever

After concluding that oil and gas operator KP Kauffman Co. had engaged in “a pattern of violations,” fines for the company were boosted to $2 million, the second-largest penalty ever issued by …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …

Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …
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