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Westminster council fails to fill vacant seat after 99 rounds of voting

Westminster City Council was not able to appoint someone to a vacant council seat after 99 rounds of voting, topping the council's previous 78-round record. During a 2 1/2-hour special meeting on …

Changes ahead of anticipated big year on Clear Creek

What a difference a year makes. Last summer, Golden’s beloved Clear Creek became a lightning rod of controversy and, for many in Golden, anxiety as the result of the possibility that crowds of …

Castle Rock residents protest police brutality, racism

Protesters started in the Philip S. Miller Library parking lot before marching through the downtown and gathering in Festival Park.
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Northglenn City Council makes pick for vacant seat

Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa will be the next Ward 4 representative on Northglenn City Council, the council decided at a June 7 meeting. The council selected Lukeman-Hiromasa after nine finalist …

Garage sale dispute in Westminster results in no charges

 BRIGHTON -- The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office will not file charges against a man involved in a dispute at a garage sale. The incident happened in Westminster June 5. The DA"s …
The June 7 Firestone tornado as seen from Colorado Highway 7 just west of Brighton.

Tornado touches down in Firestone; no apparent injuries

FIRESTONE -- A tornado touched down in Firestone late June 7. It caused damage to businesses and property, blew over some power lines and dislodged at least one piece of plywood but didn't cause any …
The City of Thornton is hosting a grand opening of its Alliance Business Assistance Center, which offers technical and counseling support for new or budding businesses. The grand opening is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12.

Small business center slates grand opening

A Thornton business center open to all Adams County small businesses will celebrate its grand opening with food trucks, games and cash prizes Saturday, June 12. The city opened the Alliance/Alianza …

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Crash closes Highway 2 in Commerce City

State Highway 2 remains closed at East 96th Avenue after an early morning four-car crash involving a fuel tanker. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Local media reported the tanker wound up in someone's …
Education
A spool of fiber optic cables that crews are installing for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The district has nearly completed its 132-mile-long fiber optic network that extends to every district building.

Adams 12 nears 132-mile-long fiber optic network

A new district-wide fiber-optic network will help usher Adams 12 Five Star Schools into a new technological era. The 132-miles of cables reach every district building and will allow Adams 12 to speed …
Antonio Esquibel and Julie Duran Mullica hang out with a trophy winner at Northglenn’s Derby Day. Esquibel worked with student in Adams 12 Five Star Schools as a prevention intervention counselor for 11.5 years.

Esquibel thankful for the ‘flowers while I’m alive’

For Antonio Esquibel, the past few weeks have been filled with moments of recognition for his service to the community. Adams 12 Five Star Schools held a ceremony for him, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter …
Riverdale Ridge Principal Terry Elliott gives last-minute instructions to 2021 graduates ahead of the first-ever graduation at the new 27J high school in Thornton May 24.

Riverdale Ridge High School dispatches its first grads

Riverdale Ridge High School dispatches its first grads By Steve Smith ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com THORNTON -- The first 167 graduates of Riverdale Ridge High School received their …
Exterior view of the U.S. 10th District Court of Appeals.

Faith Christian seeking ‘ministerial exception’ from lawsuit

On May 11, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case of Tucker v. Faith Bible Chapel International, which concerns the 2018 termination of former Faith Christian Academy …

Identical twins celebrated their achievement of graduation together.

Northglenn High celebrates the Class of 2021

Northglenn High School’s class of 2021, joined by a few family members, marched the field at Adams District 12 North Stadium May 13 to claim their diplomas.
Business

Plan for York & 144th retail space in Thornton approved

Thornton City Council unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for a five-building retail space in north Thornton. The plan is for the seven-acre parcel on the northeast corner of 144th Avenue …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …
Interior shot of Kokoro Japenese Restaurant on Wadsworth in Arvada.

Kokoro holds fundraiser to counter anti-Asian hate

Kokoro, a Japanese restaurant with locations in University Hills and Arvada, has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at contributing to organizations that oppose anti-Asian hate. The restaurant …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is …
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