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Zoo sees birth of endangered okapi

A rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee) calf was born Dec. 4 at the Denver Zoo. The seventh birth of his species at the zoo, Forest weighed just under 40 pounds. “Shortly after he was born, zoo staff noticed … more

Deputy killed in Thornton shooting

Law enforcement agencies continued to hunt Thursday morning for two suspects in the shooting death of an Adams County Deputy at about 7 p.m. Jan. 24. more

Former Lone Tree mayor seeks place in Congress

Former Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Colorado's 4th Congressional District seat, in a gathering of more than 50 people in front of the Freedom … more

Area state tennis qualifiers for 2017

Area players who have qualified for the Colorado State Tennis Championships. Alternates are not included. The 5A tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver while the 4A … more

Pair of Castle View wrestlers claim titles

Castle View wrestlers won two individual titles Feb. 17 at the state high school wrestling championships, and the Sabercats also had what coach Ike Anderson labeled a disappointing second-place … more

Colorado photographer sees the big picture

From his Summit County home near Silverthorne, 9,000 feet above sea level, John Fielder watches an approaching storm front, waiting to find if it will bring rain or snow. “One the edge of bad weather is where I get my best shots,” Fielder … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

A clear path: Communities adding bike lanes

Daniel Hyde use to be an avid mountain biker, but he now prefers road biking. He logs between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a year and hits the pavement throughout the Denver metro, he said. His biggest annual venture is a 250-mile, three-day ride that he … more

Restaurant leaves legacy amid brewing changes

It’s 10:50 a.m. on a Wednesday, and five women are huddled on the Augustine Grill’s porch ahead of its 11 a.m. opening. At five ’til, a waitress unlocks the door. The restaurant is still … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Salute's sounds, silence echo amid heartbreak

“Do you know where the pipers are tuning?” “The hearse is going to be right here.” “We are saluting with the casket." “Pre-SENT arms.” In the morning chill of Jan. 5, in the sprawling … more

Book delves deep into history of Douglas County

Frankstown, Pine Valley, Plum, Cherry Valley, Spring Valley, Westcreek, Louviers, Roxborough, Larkspur … some are names we use today and others remain attached to older images and maps. But all are part of the Douglas County story, as most … more

Capitol report: Supervised-injection proposal stopped in Senate; DA asked to examine harassment claims

A party-line 3-2 vote in a state Senate committee, with Republicans in the majority, stopped a proposal to allow one Colorado area to create a supervised-injection facility — where people with … more

Endangered African wild dog puppies born at zoo

Denver Zoo visitors have a chance to see four endangered African wild dog puppies born in November and released into the Benson Predator Ridge yard Feb. 16. The puppies were in their private … more

Funeral services set as community grieves in wake of fatal shooting of deputy

The only thing that the Adams County Sheriff’s Department was saying officially about a Jan. 24 shooting in the 8700 block of Dawson Street was that one of their own, 31-year-old Deputy Heath Gumm, … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

DMNS exhibit lets there be lights

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has played host to countless numbers of traveling exhibits over the years. These exhibits come from all over the world, and from some of the most respected … more

Whatever the weather, Norse fest is coming

So far this year, Ullr, the Norse god of winter, seems to mostly have skipped over Colorado. But hopefully the fourth annual UllrGrass festival in Golden will bring the god’s attention back to us. … more

About letters to the editor: Election 2017 edition

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: Due to a high volume of letters on … more
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