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A car and a train collided just before 1 p.m. Jan. 31 near the Suncor oil refinery in Commerce City.

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …
Sally Glass,center, mother of 22-year-old Christian Glass who was shot by police after calling 911 for help, is flanked by his sisters Katie, left, and Anna, right as they attend a candlelight vigil in Idaho Springs, Colorado Sept. 20, 2022.

Former Clear Creek Deputy looks to get charges dropped

Former Clear Creek County Sheriff’s deputies Kyle Gould and Andrew Buen appeared in court for the second time on Jan. 30, with Gould’s defense looking to dismiss his charges and the people’s representation looking for a joinder of the defendants. 
Belmar Library in Jefferson County, along with Evergreen Library, hosts a free legal clinic once a month, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic program, started by Colorado attorney Ric Morgan.

Free legal clinic served almost 200 Jefferson County residents last year

Ten years ago, a Colorado attorney realized that if medical advice could be given virtually, there’s no reason legal advice couldn't either. 
Traffic on intersate 25 in Denver

Colorado DMV releases list of rejected personalized plates

SHIKAKA, VOTE and BULL are among some of the less “offensive” personalized license plates that were rejected by the Colorado DMV last year.

Gov. Jared Polis (center), along with Metro West Housing Solutions CEO Tami Fischer (left) and Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul (right), visited Lamar Station Crossing, a MWHS apartment complex with some affordable units. MWHS offers housing vouchers along with human services.

Gov. Jared Polis visits Lamar Station Crossing in Lakewood

Gov. Jared Polis, on the tail of his state of the state address where he spoke on housing solutions, visited the Lamar Station Crossing apartment complex in Lakewood on Jan. 30.
Education
JeffCo Public Schools signage at the district offices.

Jeffco Public Schools changes start and end times for next school year

The stereotype of the tired teenager trudging to school and falling asleep in class is no myth. As kids reach puberty, they naturally stay awake later, and become sleep deprived as school start times generally stay the same. 
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

Melissa Jacobson (left), a parent from Kullerstrand Elementary, waits for the Jeffco Board of Education’s vote on whether to close 16 elementary schools. The Board voted unanimously in favor.

Jeffco Board of Education votes to close 16 elementary schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously voted to close 16 elementary schools on Nov. 10, approving a consolidation plan initially presented to the Board by the District on Aug. 25.
Business
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
Guapo Taco and 5280 Burger Bar owner Don Redlinger cut the ribbon to officially open the restaurant on Oct. 18, along with members of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce.

New taco joint from team at 5280 Burger Bar to open at Colorado Mills

A new, gourmet taco joint opened in Colorado Mills Oct. 18 from the same team that made 5280 Burger Bar.
Treasure Trunk, owned by non-profit Family Tree, is closing its doors on for Oct. 16.

Treasure Trunk closes its hatch

The Treasure Trunk Community Thrift Store has been a local donation center and source for thrifted finds in Wheat Ridge for four decades. But as of Oct. 16, it will be a source of cheap paintings, books and used kitchenware no more.
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.

Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.
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