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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 …

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 …

Red Rocks 9/11 stair climb in photos

After a virtual event last year, the Colorado Stair Climb to honor the 343 New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. on Sept. 11, 2001, was held in …

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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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 …
Nelson King, fourth from left, converses with attendees at the Mines alumni tailgate.

Back with the guys

It’s been decades since Jim Taylor, John White and other former Colorado of School of Mines football players slapped on their cleats and took to the school’s gridiron for games against old rivals …

Tough opening night for Jeffco School Board over masks

The first assignment of the new school year for the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education was to delve into the debate around masking of school-age children.
General news
Members of the central committee of the Colorado Republican Party vote at the Pueblo Convention Center on Sept. 18, 2021, on whether their party should opt out of the 2022 primaries.

Colo. Republicans decide to stick with 2022 primaries

Colorado Republicans on Sept. 18 rejected a contentious push to opt out of next year’s primaries, which would have blocked the state’s 1.7 million unaffiliated voters from helping to select the …
In a June 15, 2021, file photo, John Castillo speaks with reporters after a jury found Devon Erickson, the person who fatally shot Castillo's son Kendrick, guilty of first-degree murder. Behind him are investigators and prosecutors from the district attorney's office.

School shooter's sentence was meant to send message

Breathless, Syketha Sprague tried to describe for a Douglas County judge the lifelong impact of a school shooting. Her voice started out as a strained whisper. Sprague uttered her words between gasps …
A pair of young lady buccaneers navigate their homemade boat, "Quack Pearl," across Webster Lake during the regatta portion of this year's Northglenn Pirate Fest at E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial Park Sept. 18.

SLIDES: Aaaar, matey. It's Pirate Fest circa 2021

A combined SWAT team waits outside the middle school entrance at STEM School Highlands Ranch after a shooting that killed one and wounded eight students on  May 7, 2019.

STEM School shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole plus hundreds of extra years

“There is no describing the terror I still experience to this day," a teacher said during the sentencing.
Zach Ward, of Castle Pines, was diagnosed with AFib three years ago. Since then, he has had surgery and taken steps to keep his heart beating at a normal rate.

Man shares story of fight against atrial fibrillation

For many years, Zach Ward thought his racing heartbeat was because he had too much coffee, exercised too much or got up too fast. In reality, he was suffering from a condition many Americans have …
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