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Election 2021: Arapahoe County Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Arapahoe County.
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Haze obscures the Denver skyline as seen in an aerial view.

Ozone worsens along Front Range; answers elusive

The worst ozone year in recent history on the northern Front Range boosted pollutant violations in a rolling three-year average closely watched by the EPA, state officials said Oct. 21, though they …
An emergency-department patient at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree in 2020.

Colo. hospital ICUs fill up amid COVID surge

Gov. Jared Polis issued his most urgent plea in months Oct. 21, asking Coloradans to get vaccinated against coronavirus in order to break a continued surge in hospitalizations that left the state …
Colorado state Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, attends the unveiling of a portrait of then-President Donald Trump at the Colorado Capitol in 2019.

Maps mean tough choices for some lawmakers

One Democratic state senator was drawn into a district that now leans heavily in Republicans’ favor. A GOP House member, meanwhile, will run in a district that’s now solidly Democratic. And a …

Election 2021: Littleton City and Schools Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Littleton.

Wheat Ridge hotel licensing plan moves to next step

In an attempt to find a solution to increased crime, loitering and the general level of sketchiness near Kipling and I-70, Wheat Ridge has proposed an ordinance that would add a new article to its …
Education

Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.
An 8-year-old student does an online math lesson at her home in Timnath, Larimer County, on March 25, 2020.

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …
Jeffco Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland, Board of Education President Susan Harmon, Warren Tech Principal Heather Keeton and others cut the ribbon at the opening celebration for the new Warren Tech South campus earlier this year.

CTE opportunities for Jeffco students — an overview

Career and Technical Education (CTE) was the main topic of October’s Jeffco Board of Education meeting. Seen as a pathway to career and college readiness, CTE has been a component of Jeffco schools …

Election 2021: Jeffco school board candidate Q&As

2021 Candidates for positions on the Board of Education for Jeffco Public Schools were sent a candidate questionnaire. Below are links to each candidate. Be sure to check out the Jeffco Election …

Theresa Shelton

Candidate profile: Theresa Shelton

Profession: Licensed CPA with 35 years of experience in finance and operations; member of Colorado State University’s Accounting Advisory Board. Residence: Golden Campaign Website: …
Business

Big Jeffco employers await more info on vaccine mandate

Businesses across Jefferson County will soon be responsible for verifying that their employees have been vaccinated — and requiring weekly COVID-19 testing for those that are not. That’s because …
An Adams County employee makes her selection at the newly opened Mountain View Cafe in the Human Services Building in Westminster. County officials were on hand to open the cafeteria Sept. 15 that will provide jobs services and experience for food service workers.

Job training on the menu at Westminster's Mountain View Cafe

There are two benefits to the Sept. 15 grand opening of the Work Options Mountain View Cafe in Westminster, according to Adams County officials. First, it will provide job training for Adams County …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

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 …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …

Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …
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