Douglas County health board is sued again over mask exemption order

For the second time since its formation in September, the Douglas County board of health is being sued over its mask exemption rule.

Castle Rock council continues investing in water infrastructure

The Castle Rock Town Council continues to focus on the community’s current and future water needs, approving an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $30 million in bonds for Castle Rock Water …

Castle Rock to discuss wildfire protection plan

When tragedy strikes in a neighboring community, it is common for city officials and public safety administrators to ask the obvious question: What if it happens here? After the Marshall Fire …

Dads of Castle Rock respond to Marshall Fire

When the Marshall Fire, fueled by high winds, ripped through Boulder County last week, leaving more than 30,000 people homeless, the Castle Rock community wasted no time. Led by the nonprofit …

Wildfire is ‘year-round threat’ in Douglas County

When South Metro Fire Rescue crews helping respond to the Marshall Fire arrived at their staging area, the site was surrounded by several buildings engulfed in flames. Smoke laid flat, “a very …

Smallwood outlines Republican priorities

Sen. Jim Smallwood, a guest of the Castle Rock Town Council on Jan. 4, said the Republican Caucus will have three major areas of focus as the 2022 session gets underway for the Colorado Legislature. …

New isolation, quarantine guidance issued based on vaccine status

The state public health department has updated its quarantine and isolation guidance, changing how long it suggests people with COVID-19 — or those who are exposed to it — should avoid others. …

Local restaurateurs bring their homeland’s food to Denver

Sometimes when customers enter Cafe Jordano, a longstanding Italian restaurant in Lakewood, they inquire about the lack of romantic music and quiet ambiance. Owner Elisa Heitman, who was born and …

Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert courts suspend jury trials

An order by the chief judge in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties has suspended all jury trials through Jan. 28, citing data regarding the coronavirus surge driven by the omicron variant. …

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …

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Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …
Michael Kriech of Parker gets a grip as he donates blood at a blood drive at Town Hallin 2017.

Front Range blood supplies running low

The American Red Cross has been sending up the red flag, stressing that there is a nationwide blood shortage and Colorado is no different. In fact, along the Front Range, hospitals are managing but …

Brighton, Tri County Health offer COVID vaccination clinics

  The city of Brighton teamed up with Tri county Health to offer free vaccination clinics at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. They are available from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. …
As Omicron cases of COVID increase in Colorado, infectious disease doctors and the Centers for Disease Control continue to assess the impact it will have on citizens.

COVID surge may be 'more severe than prior waves,' Colorado analysts say

Local public health officials and analysts implored the public not to let its guard down as the omicron variant drives a dramatic COVID surge in Colorado.

Adams 14 ends contract with management company

Adams 14 School District and Adams 14 School Succeed, also known as MGT America Consulting, are business partners no more. The district's board terminated the contract Jan. 11. The notice takes …
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Coming Attractions

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
Coming Attractions

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
Besides performing the Denver metro area, Scotty Wiese performs his magic/comedy throughout the county.

Magician to perform in Highlands Ranch

At the age of 9, Scotty Wiese performed some magic tricks for family members. He was good at it. He liked it. For several years, Wiese, who will be performing in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 21, said he …
Addie Rose plays with bubbles at the Western Welcome Week Kids Games of Old at Geneva Park.
year in review

CCM: 2021 in photos

It was quite a year for the communities across the Denver Metro area. There were trials and tribulations. Welcome signs of life amid a pandemic, along with poltical ire for how it has been …
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Bryan Applewhite

Ex-Brighton HS football player joins Nebraska staff

            Bryan Applewhite can add a new sticker to his well-traveled …
Though Adams City's Jace Long is on the bottom end of this exchange with Poudre's Banks Norby, Long was able to earn a tough, 4-2 decision in the 132-pound match Jan. 12 in Commerce City. The Eagles, the No. 3 team in the state, downed the Impalas, the No. 7 team in the state, by a score of 60-15.

SLIDES: Top-10 wrestling match goes to Adams City

Adams City downed Poudre 60-15 in a dual meet among two, top-10 wrestling programs Jan. 12 in Commerce City. ACHS picked up on-mat wins from Nicholas Vasquez (106 pounds), Adryan Lopez (113), Jace …
Eagle Ridge Academy’s Cameron Seifert gets an elbow from Far Northeast’s Justin Case during the first half of the teams’ game in Brighton Jan. 11.

SLIDES: Boys basketball: Far NE Warriors beat Eagle Ridge's Warriors

A Special Olympics Colorado athlete competes during the 2020 State Winter Games at Copper Mountain.

Special Olympics Colorado needs volunteer ski coaches

An organization that provides sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities needs volunteer coaches for its skiing program on Copper Mountain. Special Olympics …
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Coming Attractions

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz …
Coming Attractions

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools …
Coming Attractions

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are …
Mark Harden leads a meeting of the Colorado Community Media news staff at CCM's Englewood newsroom.
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It’s goodbye, again, and I have a favor to ask

I’m not exactly sure what you’re supposed to do when you retire. I hear that often it involves hikes and beers with friends and reading the great books and binge-watching Marvel movies. Those all sound rewarding. But I’m not sure that’s going to hold me for long.
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Some tax planning ideas for year’s end

Another year is in the review mirror and what a year it has been! This year’s challenges may create opportunities for last-minute tax savings, so it is always good to have a plan.
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