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Jeffco students hold 'Vote For Our Lives' rally at Columbine

Hundreds gathered at Clement Park April 19, the evening before the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, for the Vote for Our Lives Rally organized by Jefferson County … more

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

South Metro dispatcher helps deliver baby by phone

It's a call dispatchers don't get every day. Just after 9 a.m., a mother and father pulled their car over in a parking lot off East Smoky Hill Road in Centennial to dial 9-1-1 — the mother was in … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Meet SSPR board candidates at upcoming forums

Voters can meet the candidates for the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District board of directors at upcoming candidate forums. Two forums are planned: April 21, 1-3 p.m. at Goodson Recreation … more

A look at South Suburban board candidates

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, which manages parks, trails, recreation centers and community sports leagues for a vast swath of the south metro area including Lone Tree, Greenwood … more

Forums offer chance for discussion on mental health

Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, will present a series of public forums, “Time to Talk,” on mental health in … more

Former Independent editor Garrett Ray honored

Former Littleton Independent editor and owner Garrett Ray was inducted into the Colorado Press Association’s Hall of Fame on April 14, the latest in a litany of honors bestowed on the well-known … more

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government … more

South Suburban to develop aquatics master plan

A master plan is being developed to evaluate aquatics facilities and programs offered by South Suburban Parks and Recreation, and to ensure the district meets the needs of the community and remains a … more

'Sully' to headline Centennial Airport's 50th

He's a renowned pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He's been an “aviation and safety expert” for CBS News. He's one of the 2009 TIME 100 most influential people in the world. And … more

Arvada man creates cannabis-infused beer

After living in Belgium and earning his Ph.D. in brewing science, Keith Villa came home to Colorado and created Blue Moon Brewing Co., a brewing company that put a focus on Belgian-style beers — … more

Jackass Gulch restoration project wraps up

The first of what may prove to be several erosion control projects is wrapping up along Jackass Gulch in southwest Littleton, in an effort to keep collapsing creek banks from encroaching on nearby … more

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, … more

C-470 expansion project moving along

Drivers can expect about another year of construction on C-470 between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard as crews enter the home stretch of a project to add toll lanes intended to reduce congestion on the … more

A day in a 9-1-1 dispatch center

Together, 9-1-1 dispatchers at South Metro Fire Rescue's dispatch center in Centennial answer an average of 150 emergency calls a day during their 24-hour-long shifts. They take fire and medical … more

Governor touts importance of journalism in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association's annual convention in Colorado Springs on April 13. With several hundred … more

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In … more
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