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Fireworks shows in Douglas County canceled due to fire danger

Three Douglas County fireworks shows planned for the Fourth of July were canceled Thursday due to fire danger. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, who also serves as the county fire marshal, … more

Colorado closes bars, nightclubs after young crowds spread virus

Just 12 days after Colorado allowed bars and nightclubs to open statewide, a concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases fueled by young Coloradans forced state officials to pump the brakes and close … more

Killer gets life sentence in south-metro case from 1980

It has been 40 years since Helene Pruszynski was killed, but for her family and friends, it might as well have been yesterday. more

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Turnout highest ever for non-presidential primary election in Colorado

Secretary of State Jena Griswold deemed Tuesday’s election turnout the largest for a non-presidential primary in Colorado’s history, with more than 1.57 million people casting ballots, … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Hickenlooper to take on Republican Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, voters decided in the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary. more

PRIMARY 2020 | Takeaways: A good election for Democratic legislative hopefuls could signal a wave in November

Some takeaways from Primary 2020 for the Colorado General Assembly: Incumbents did very well, assuming the incumbent was running for the same seat they held before. That applies in the state … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Big win for Padden in Democratic race for 18th District DA

Democrat Amy Padden will face off against Republican John Kellner in the November election for 18th Judicial District attorney after Padden glided to a win in the party primary that ended June 30. In … more

Hitting the waves in Littleton

What does 150 cubic feet of water per second look like? Not much from above — enough to channel the South Platte River about eight feet wide at River Run Park beside Oxford Avenue. more

Rally in Castle Rock to support police

Castle Rock residents rallied in support of police on June 27, drawing hundreds who marched downtown and gathered on the steps of the Castle Rock Police Department. more

The Art of the Brick welcomes guests back to DMNS

A space with about 10 million Lego bricks in it probably sounds like a dream come true for many children (and quite a few adults as well), but for artist Nathan Sawaya, that's just his workspace. … more

Graduation 2020: Parker's Legend High School says goodbye to the class of 2020

Seniors from Legend High School in Parker had their official commencement ceremony June 25 after the county requested special permission to host the in-person event. The Douglas County School … more

Douglas County offers socially distanced firework options

The Fourth of July may look different in Douglas County this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is certain: firework shows will still happen. The three county options for firework … more

Veteran Denver sports exec Jim Saccomano: Why sports matter

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

Virtual Garth Brooks: Drive-in concert comes to Lone Tree

The southeast parking lot of Park Meadows mall turned into a drive-in for a night. A Garth Brooks live pop-up concert took place June 27 at the Lone Tree shopping complex, attracting dozens of … more

South High one of 25 mini grant recipients

Doing historic preservation work always requires assistance to ensure that buildings, stories and resources remain available and vital. But doing that work in the midst of a global pandemic is a … more

Tri-County ramps up COVID-19 tracing effort

Tri-County Health hopes to expand its paid volunteer staff over the next month, ramping up an effort to track COVID-19’s spread through the area through contact tracing. “Contact tracing is one … more

'Talk about a project of the times': Artists decorate hand sanitizer stations throughout Belmar

After being stuck in her home for so long, Lakewood based artist Kaitlin Ziesmer said the opportunity to work on an outdoor public art project was a nice reason to get outside. Rather than working on … more

‘We will take what we can get’

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

Documenting a pandemic in Denver

When six-year-old Noah Alpert decided to express his feelings about his life during the COVID-19 pandemic in a song, he never could have imagined that song would someday end up in the collection of a … more
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