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Adams County, Food Bank of the Rockies distribute food

Adams County's annual Operation Freebird filled the parking lot outside of the Mountain States Toyota with tents and good cheer while giving Thanksgiving meals to 2,500. This was the first year …

Commerce City man sentenced for sex crimes

A 28-year-old Commerce City man received a 24-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following a guilty plea to charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Jose Luis Valdes also plead …

Brighton police looking for two felony shoplifting suspects

Brighton police are on the lookout for two women who are suspects in a felony shoplifting incident.   The suspect vehicle is a silver or beige Ford Five Hundred. Those with information …

For state reps, city councils were proving grounds

Former Northglenn and Westminster city councilors are headed to the state Capitol for the upcoming legislative session.

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional …

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the …

Exit fee calculations in place for United Power’s split with Tri-State

BRIGHTON – Brighton’s energy co-op, United Power, filed a pair of exit-fee calculators as part of its response to a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A press …

Election 2022 Results: Willford wins HD34

Northglenn Mayor Pro-Tem Jenny Willford is leading Kevin Allen in the next state representative for Colorado's District 34. 
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Differences and devotion during Chile's constitutional reform

Colorado-based Chilean siblings reflect on their experiences and opinions during recent constitutional process

On Sept. 4, Chileans across the world anxiously checked their social media feeds and Whatsapp group chats, wondering about the future of their country. Would Chile adopt a new constitution?
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Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.
Northglenn city council voted unanimously on increasing water and wastewater rate increase at a city council meeting on Nov. 14.  The increase is part of a long term plan for the city to be …
The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Nov. 3 that $403,996 will be awarded to the Tri-County Health Department for their community air monitoring network.  “Tri-County Health …
Northglenn’s police department is working with a 15 patrol officer vacancy.  “Never have I ever seen such a competitive market for police officers,” said Northglenn Chief …
The 56th Annual Elbert Christmas Bazaar was a roaring success as thousands of people descended upon the Town of Elbert to shop for the holiday and get a taste of the Elbert Woman’s Club famous apple dumplings.
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The football team manager at Prairie View High School had a chance to take center stage Oct. 21 during the ThunderHawks' game against Mullen High School. Johnathan Salzer,who has Down's syndrome, …
It’s not a secret that the Colorado High School Activities Association is dealing with a shortage of game officials in several sports. CHSAANow.com called it “one of the most significant …
Westminster's football team celebrated three things Oct. 7 .. homecoming, a homecoming win and its first win of the football season. The Wolves downed Mountain Range 35-28 at Memorial Stadium. No …
                WINDSOR -- To survive a four-person playoff for a state championship in boys golf is one …
AURORA --Here are the class 4A and 5A regional tennis schedules and locations. Play can begin as soon as Wednesday, Oct. 5. Locations for Ponderosa and Legacy high schools were unknown late …
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Holy Family Cross country Aug. 20: @Windsor, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 2: @Broomfield County Commons, 2 p.m. Sept. 10: @Josephine Jones Park, Greeley, 5 p.m. Sept. 17: @Washington Park, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24: …

Mountain Range HS scoreboard Oct. 28

Football Denver East beat Mountain Range 26-6 in Westminster Oct. 27. MRHS quarterback Mason Tafoya was 3-for-8 for 70 yards and the Mustangs' only touchdown. That pass went to Landon Maves, …

Westminster HS scoreboard Oct. 27

Volleyball Westminster tripped up Denver North 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 in Denver Oct. 25. Mattie gurule led the Wolves with 11 kills. Lilah Cousins was next with nine, and Aurora Padilla chipped in …

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Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air …
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Brighton Dia de los Muertos

The Grupo Azteca Huitzilopochtli from Mexico opened Brighton's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a stunning performance wearing feather headdresses and colorful costumes …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
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Column: What parents should know about RSV

As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …

Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

For many people, college leads to all kinds of new starts. For Tess Condron, Rylee Dunn and Emma Troughton, their time at the University of Denver led to the formation of the indie rock trio …

DFF45 brings the world’s stories to Denver

There’s a reason that during the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people turned to the film world for solace and inspiration. The Denver Film Festival is aiming to achieve that same …

Say yes to ’The River Bride’ at the Arvada Center

Magical realism is one of the most difficult genres to tackle – blending the recognizable with the mystical is a fine line to walk. For the first production of the Arvada Center Black Box …

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