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State consider bill on whether to let local public workers unionize

A bill that would grant more public employees in Colorado the right to unionize is shaping up to be the next big labor fight at the state Capitol. The proposal, sponsored by House Majority Leader … more

County begins info sessions on water proposal

As the Douglas County commissioners consider whether or not to spend $20 million of federal funds on a proposal to import water from the San Luis Valley, the county is conducting several public … more

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season … more

DA's office to offer resolution for low-level warrants

The District Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial District will be hosting an in-person event on Feb. 12 in Aurora for people with active low-level warrants to resolve their cases or set new court … more

King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Jan. 21 that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week earlier. more

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Douglas County assessor announces bid to replace Patrick Neville

Douglas County’s assessor has announced that she will run to replace Rep. Patrick Neville in Colorado House District 45 this year. more

ICU nurse honored with Sky Ridge Healthcare Hero Award

Thanks to a Sky Ridge nurse’s quick thinking and the urge to do the right thing, a life was probably saved on a cold, icy highway in the early-morning hours of Jan. 6. more

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru … more

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to … more

Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center. more

Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. more

Running for office not so easy

The talk-show heads say our country is falling apart, going to the dogs so to speak, as no one can agree or is willing to compromise or even negotiate with the other side. There doesn’t seem to be … more

The 7 biggest lines from Polis’ 2022 State of the State address

Gov. Jared Polis on Jan. 13, delivered the final State of the State address of his first term, focusing mostly on the ways in which his administration and fellow Democrats plan to drive down the cost … more

Blue Island Oyster Bar expands to Lone Tree

Attention seafood fans— a new dining locale has arrived in Lone Tree to serve up a wide array of coastal grub — and its prize offering is fresh oysters shucked on site by the thousands. Blue … more

A new year of opportunity

We welcome in the new year as we give a final wave to 2021. I hate to say “good riddance” since there were a lot of positive things that occurred last year. It almost feels like the Herman’s … more

Persistence is more than just pushing through

So, we stopped doing what we needed to stop doing. And we started new and better activities and positively rewarding habits with an understanding of how important it is to build and maintain momentum … more

‘Maui’ Freeman is wrestling powerhouse

Chaparral’s Geoffrey Freeman started wrestling three years ago and at first he wasn’t attracted to the sport. “I got into wrestling just to be good at football,” said Freeman, who was a … more

Arapahoe girls take easy win over Fossil Ridge

Arapahoe coach Jerry Knafelc had a message for his girls basketball team after an easy win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11. The Warriors, fourth in the Jan. 10 CHSAANow.com Class 5A rankings, raced to … more

A sense of place on the plains

“In this drawing series `Near/Far’ I have gone back to what had become my favorite places and discovered new ones ...” Denver artist Charles Parson writes. “I am excited to put in place the … more
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