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The view from the top of Mt. Evans (pictured here) is one people from all over come to see.

Mount Evans name change to Mount Blue Sky moves to governor's office for final approval

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board moved to make an official recommendation to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to change the name of Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky. 
The flow chart for how Westminster will handle homeless encampments

Critique of the Continuum: Is Westminster's response to homelessness enough?

Alan Farb isn’t satisfied with Westminster’s response to the rising homelessness in the city and he made that quite clear during their Nov. 14 study session discussion of the city’s …

Perfect Holiday Gift calling for more donors, volunteers

Thornton’s Perfect Holiday Gift program is calling for more donors and volunteers, and potentially more participants.  Raquel Jiménez, community connections coordinator, said the …
Houses sit in an upscale neighborhood Nov. 21 in the east Centennial area.

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

While retailers know online shopping provides convenience, local chambers encourage residents to spend some of their holiday budgets locally.

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …
Education
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

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 …
Top row, left to right: Rebecca McClellan, Lisa Escárcega, Steve Durham, Joyce Rankin  Bottom row: Angelika Schroeder, Karla Esser, Commissioner Katy Anthes, Debora Scheffel

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 …

Adams 12 sees five-year decrease in performance measures

Adams 12 Five Star School District's principals and district directors sounded a positive note at the Oct. 19 Board of Education meeting even though the disrtrict's performance frameworks have …
Business
Eugene Korotych examining a car to be worked on at Christian Brothers Automotive.

Ukrainian refugee lands a job with Christian Brothers Automotive

When Russia invaded Ukraine for a second time, bombing Yevhen Korotych home and destoryed the whole town, he barely escaped with his two children and his wife to get out and onto the United States. …
Nikki Rolando cuts the ribbon with Mayor Greg Mills, council members, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the community celebrating her new store.

Goats milk mean healthy skin at Brighton boutique

What started as a lark at a 2019 meet-up has become a new storefront in Brighton. Goat Bubbles Bath & Body hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the community of Brighton on Sept. 15. "I …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.

Ed Dickens is the engineer that operates Big Boy. Crowds came to see the massive train at Union Station.

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 …
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