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Sneak-peek preview of Camp Christmas draws lots of happy campers

Lakewood Mayor, Adam Paul, joined Camp Christmas Creator, Lonnie Hanzon and Santa Claus to kick off the start of the holiday extravaganza in the first year at its new home, Heritage Belmar Park. …
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Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco beginning Nov. 24
The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure. 

Lakewood candidates stump for Ward 5 votes

Early Saturday morning, the parking lot at Westwoods Community Church in Lakewood was filling up. Inside, four candidates vying for two seats on Lakewood’s City Council prepared to speak to future …

Wheat Ridge charter school investigating death of baby goat

A group of students at Mountain Phoenix Community School in Wheat Ridge have been removed from class during the investigation into the death of a baby goat, according to a news report.

Third time isn’t a charm for D’Evelyn softball

DENVER — D’Evelyn was hoping its third trip to the Class 4A state championship softball game would end with a different result then the previous two. The Jaguars were back in the 4A state …

Día de los Muertos is almost upon us

The Day of the Dead — Día de los Muertos — is officially celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, but events can be found throughout Jeffco and the rest of the metro area from late October through Mid-November. …

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D'Evelyn marching band rehearses for their inauguration performance.

D’Evelyn honored after winning 9th marching band state title

DENVER — D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School honored one of the school’s most accomplished programs Thursday afternoon with an all-school assembly. The D’Evelyn Marching Band captured its …
The Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton.
A COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA / COLORADO SUN SPECIAL REPORT

They came to the Colorado Center for the Blind seeking confidence. They left traumatized.

Sexual abuses were kept quiet for decades at the world-renowned Littleton school, former students and employees allege

Outside evaluation of Jeffco Schools’ CIP

In the Nov. 10 Jeffco School Board study session, representatives of Moss Adams, a public accounting firm gave a presentation on an evaluation of the school district’s Capital Improvement Program …

Adams 14 accepts two charter school applications

Adams School District 14 said it has two charter school applications from Community Leadership Academy/Victory Preparatory Academy and University Preparatory Schools. The district set up three …
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Adams 14 schools to close Friday

Adams 14 School District joined at least two other districts in the Denver area in closing its schools Friday, Nov. 12. The reason is the same .. staffing shortages. The district announced on its …
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Frederick's River Lakey looks for some extra yards in his team's playoff win over Pueblo County.

Lakey’s journey to Frederick is long – and successful

              Frederick football player River Lakey just finished his junior football season for the …
Professional delouser Linda Holmes combs through the hair of 8-year-old Huntley Marker on a weeknight in late October in the girl’s home in Parker. Business is back up for Holmes and other nitpickers after a lull during the height of the pandemic.

A COVID head-scratcher: Why lice lurk despite distancing

The Marker family of Parker opened their door on a recent evening to a woman dressed in purple, with a military attitude to cleanliness. Linda Holmes, who has worked as a technician with LiceDoctors …
A screenshot of one of the two notes released by the Arvada Police Department, which the department says were found at Ronald Troyke's house following his murder of APD officer Gordon Beesley on June 21, 2021, in Olde Town Arvada.

New documents shed light on Olde Town Arvada shooter’s motive

New letters released by the Arvada Police Department on Nov. 23 shed light on Olde Town Arvada shooter Ronald Troyke’s motive in leadup to the June 21, 2021 shooting. The letters, which …

Christmas tea is Dec. 10

. This year's United Methodist Church's Women's Christmas tea starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at 306 Park Ave.   This year's event will feature Susie Knight a multi-talent western …
Tri-County Health Department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Tri-County Health issues new mask mandate for Adams, Arapahoe

Facing the possibility that the current COVID-19 surge could breach Colorado’s hospital capacity, the public health agency for Adams and Arapahoe counties Monday issued a new indoor mask mandate through at least the end of the year.
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