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A section of Westminster's Semper Water Treatment Plant

Westminster water rate increase on the table

Westminster City Staff is recommending a 4% water rate increase and a 6% wastewater rate to cover rising inflation and help pay for a new water treatment plant. Brian Donahue, business operations …
Colorado Community Media has selected Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.

Colorado Community Media taps de Yoanna as new editor-in-chief

Colorado Community Media announced today that it has named Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.  

Thornton poised to increase water, sewer rates

Thornton is poised to approve a 4% increase on water rates and a 13% increase on sewer rates. The item was discussed at the Thornton Sept. 20 planning session.  Finance Director Kim Newhart …
The flow chart for how Westminster will handle homeless encampments

Westminster reviews homeless encampment response

After six months of work, Westminster presented their homeless encampment protocols at the Sept. 19 City Council study session.  Penning it as their Continuum of Compassion, city staff …

The empty store front of where the Walmart used to be at 72nd and Federal Blvd.

Food access remains a problem in the south of Westminster

Beverly Bishop moved to Westminster about 40 years ago and since then, she’s seen changes throughout the city. Particularly, she’s watched big chain grocery stores in her community seem …

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent …
Adams City High School

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials …
Sophomore royalty nominees Memphis Sherman, right, and Michelle Ramirez enter the Five Star North Stadium field at halftime during Mountain Range homecoming game Sept. 16. MRHS won the football game 13-7 over Grand Junction.

Photo gallery: Mountain Range celebrates homecoming

Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was …

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of …
Nikki Rolando cuts the ribbon with Mayor Greg Mills, council members, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the community celebrating her new store.

Goats milk mean healthy skin at Brighton boutique

What started as a lark at a 2019 meet-up has become a new storefront in Brighton. Goat Bubbles Bath & Body hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the community of Brighton on Sept. 15. "I …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
Platte Valley Medical Group Practice Manager Barb Trujillo and SCL Front Range Vice President of Operations Boris Kalikstein hold the scissors to cut the bright yellow ribbon on the practice's new Brighton location on Aug. 23.

Platte Valley cuts ribbon on new medical clinic

It's only a four-mile difference but Platte Valley Medical center staff said they hope their new Medical Clinic will mean big things for the Brighton community's health. “I know it sounds …
Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.

Ed Dickens is the engineer that operates Big Boy. Crowds came to see the massive train at Union Station.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Boy comes roaring back

Having Big Boy 4014, Union Pacific's massive 1940s-era steam train engine, blast through Fort Lupton and Bright is becoming an annual experience. This is the third year straight the rail company …
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