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'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
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Littleton police officer hospitalized after being shot multiple times

A Littleton police officer has been hospitalized after he was shot multiple times shortly before midnight on Monday. 
In a June 15, 2021, file photo, John Castillo speaks with reporters after a jury found Devon Erickson, the person who fatally shot Castillo's son Kendrick, guilty of first-degree murder. Behind him are investigators and prosecutors from the district attorney's office.

STEM School shooter's sentence was meant to send message

Breathless, Syketha Sprague tried to describe for a Douglas County judge the lifelong impact of a school shooting. Her voice started out as a strained whisper. Sprague uttered her words between gasps …
A pair of young lady buccaneers navigate their homemade boat, "Quack Pearl," across Webster Lake during the regatta portion of this year's Northglenn Pirate Fest at E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial Park Sept. 18.

SLIDES: Aaaar, matey. It's Pirate Fest circa 2021

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …

Proposed redistricting map issued Sept. 15 shows which congressional districts would include parts of Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties.

Latest congressional map keeps House members apart

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map avoids putting the state’s current U.S. House members into the same district, while creating a sweeping district across most of the Western Slope …
Education
A group of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students work together in a classroom at Emily Griffith Technical college.

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s …
From left, Commissioners George Teal, Lora Thomas and Abe Laydon.

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years. 
Tri-County Health Department's headquarters in Greenwood Village.

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health …
Signs read, "Choice not mandate!" and "We stand for choice, parental rights" at a protest against school mask requirements on Aug. 30 in Arapahoe County.

PHOTOS: Crowd protests Tri-County Health school mask order in Arapahoe County

A crowd of several dozen protesters cheered in response to honks from passing vehicles while holding up signs that read, “Choice not mandate!" and "I don't co-parent with the government" during …

The 27J Schools Board of Education

27J changes mask policy after contentious board meeting

The 27J Schools board of education was one of the first school boards in Adams County’s districts to meet after county commissioners voted to opt out the Tri-County Health Department’s mask order …
Business
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 …
The Outrider autonomous truck hooked on to a chassis and backed into a dock.

Brighton warehouse begins testing driverless trucks

Brighton is getting a glimpse of the future as a Colorado company begins testing a warehouse relying on driverless trucks. “The future distribution yard will be autonomous and electric,” said …

Westminster senior housing subdivision approved

A senior housing development for 122 single-family attached units in north Westminster received its final approval from the city council at an Aug. 9 meeting. The homes will be paired-patio, …
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