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Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that … more

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted … more

Highlands Ranch senior center project moving forward

The process to build a new senior center in Highlands Ranch is taking another step forward with the official site selection expected to be approved by the Metro District Board of Directors this … more

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains … more

Douglas County's Backcountry Wilderness Area thrives

In Highlands Ranch, the more than 8,200 acres of open land known as the Backcountry Wilderness Area (BWA) is a special resource that is being preserved as open, natural space. In the 1980s, before … more

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ … more

Colorado's COVID powers remain despite 'health emergency' announcement

In early July, Gov. Jared Polis' office issued a news release that said: “Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order.” Following that statement, Colorado state Senate Republicans … more

Bill Cosby accuser in Colorado now wants spotlight on needed changes

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of … more

Congressional map splits Parker; town objects

The Town of Parker is hoping to be made whole again after a preliminary congressional redistricting map proposes splitting the community between two members of Congress. more

Venardos Circus thrills Littleton with dazzling acrobatics

A year and a half since its big top tent was last unfurled, Venardos Circus resumed its breathtaking act before adoring crowds in Littleton. The Florida-based traveling circus, founded in 2014 by … more

Two men sought for felony menacing investigation

Brighton police would like to talk to two men suspected of being involved in a felony menacing and assault incident. It occurred July 10, though no location was provided. The men may be driving … more

Fire breaks out at old ACHS building

South Adams County fire officials are looking into the cause of a fire at the former Adams City High School building near East 69th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85. It started around 8 a.m. July … more

Krista Kafer, columnist and think tank fixture, launches Littleton council run

Krista Kafer, a Denver Post opinion columnist, adjunct professor and longtime fixture in conservative think tanks, has announced her candidacy for an at-large seat on Littleton City … more

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and … more

Auto-theft suspect on the run

Commerce City police are  searching for an auto-theft suspect. He is 32-year-old Phillip Young, a Hispanic who stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has brown hair and brown … more

Attempted murder suspect behind bars

BRIGHTON -- A 31-year-old man is in the Adams County Jail after surrendering to SWAT officers July 8. The next court appearance for Steven Hendricks, who was wanted for attempted murder, is a … more

Englewood recognized for efforts on police reform, COVID, flood readiness

A civic-minded nonprofit has recognized Englewood as a finalist for an award that spotlights cities around the nation for how well they address challenges in their communities. “The All-America … more

DA Kellner's office announces data transparency effort

The district attorney for much of the south Denver metro area says his jurisdiction — the 18th Judicial District — is the first in Colorado to unveil an online, interactive “data dashboard,” … more

Low-cost internet available for those in need amid pandemic

A strong, reliable internet signal may be more important than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic, but internet service isn’t a sure thing for every household. The federal agency that regulates … more

Medical issue prompts Webster mistiral

BRIGHTON -- An Adams County Court judge declared a mistrial in the case of Jeremy Webster.   Webster is accused of killing a 13-year-old boy during an alleged road-rage incident in June … more
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