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Latest congressional map keeps House members apart

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map avoids putting the state’s current U.S. House members into the same district, while creating a sweeping district across most of the Western Slope …
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Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11
Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be …

On a holy day, congregation pushes reset on the past year

On the holiest day of the year for people of Jewish faith, congregants of Beth Evergreen Synagogue gathered for one of the first times in more than 18 months.

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …

Jeffco golfers go low at Homestead GC

LAKEWOOD — Columbine sophomore Matai Naqica had a round that every golf dreams of … bogey-free. Naqica shot a 4-under-par, 61 on the short championship course at Homestead Golf Course on …

No. 3 Columbine rumbles past No. 9 Cherokee Trail

LAKEWOOD — The story continues to be the same year-after-year … Columbine is pretty at running the football, maybe the best. Longtime Rebel football coach Andy Lowry doesn’t look to mix in the …

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At almost 50 years old, Arvada’s Meyers Pool is nearing the end of its useful life.

Pool discussion center stage at Jeffco School Board meeting

Meyers pool in Arvada is home to five Jeffco school swim and dive teams. In fact, Jeffco Public Schools is one of Meyers’ largest users, with more than 900 Jeffco students swimming there. The …
A first-year Jeffco band student holds his new saxophone.

Let’s hear it for the band - and orchestra too!

Football, soccer — a lot of fall school activities get a lot of press coverage every year while another pursuit that requires practice, dedication, teamwork and a lot of hard work goes relatively …
First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …

Jeffco assessment results are in — and not great

2020-21 state assessment data is incomplete but combined with information from MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success), Acadience and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude …
General news
Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
The proposed path of the 5280 Trail around downtown Denver.

Boosters praise promise of 5280 Trail across Denver

The final stretch of the walk from Denver Union Station to the Buell Public Media Center on 21st and Arapahoe has become a lot shadier ... in a good way. More than 30 Shumard oak trees line the …
The ambulance entrance to the Chest Pain Center at Rose Medical Center in Denver, a HealthONE hospital, on Jan. 11, 2020.

Colorado's hospitals have bent, but not broken, during new COVID surge

Nearly 19 months in, these are some of the toughest days for Colorado hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as the latest surge in coronavirus hospitalizations appears to have plateaued — …
Rigoberto Valles Dominguez

Police arrest suspect in Littleton police officer shootings

Brighton police are working a barricade situation involving the suspect in the shooting of  two Littleton police officers earlier in the week. It started around 3:45 p.m.  in the area of …
Lloyd Chavez IV

Teen gets 40 years to life in shooting of high school student in Centennial

The father of Lloyd Chavez IV stood at the lectern in court, a stuffed animal lying beside him.
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