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Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America

In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top …

Roughly 4,000 Castle Rock students learning virtually amid quarantines, sub shortage

Two high schools in Castle Rock will switch to virtual learning for two weeks as COVID-19 quarantines keep teachers out of the classroom and the school district struggles to maneuver a substitute …

Douglas County School Board names new interim superintendent finalist

The Douglas County School Board has now selected Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise as the sole finalist for interim superintendent. Wise will undergo 14 days of vetting as the district draws …
A crowd walks on a trail up to Carnival Hill during the 2019 Parker Days festival.

Money.com ranks Parker No. 2 on list of best places to live

Parker has been named the second best place to live in the United States by Money.com. The town trails only Evans, Georgia, in the publication's 2020 rankings, released Sept. 22. “Parker is …
RTD Board of Directors' Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede, delivers her remarks during the formal grand opening of the N Line, at the Eastlake rail station in Thornton, on Sept. 21.

The N Line is finally here

After 16 years spent waiting for a proposed commuter rail line, Thornton and Northglenn residents are celebrating that the N-Line is finally here. The 13-mile commuter rail line opened Sept. 21 with …
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan speaks at a news conference on COVID-19 on on March 3, 2020.

Some Denver metro counties qualify for Colorado's new, eased COVID rules

Colorado released another round of new social-distancing rules, updating the state’s current “safer-at-home” policy to raise the cap on personal gatherings and event crowds for counties that …
Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez, left, and Elections Director Peg Perl in the county's elections warehouse. County Republican and Democratic party leaders said voters can cast ballots with confidence.

Republican, Democratic officials agree: Arapahoe County elections are safe

Arapahoe County's Republican and Democratic party chairs both expressed confidence in the county's election security process, and said voters can trust their ballots will be counted. Both Dorothy …
COVID-19: What you need to know
What you can do to protect yourself

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following recommendations to help the public avoid COVID-19. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 …

First few counties move to "protect our neighbors" phase

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Mountain View High School was transitioned to remote learning for two weeks after two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, forcing the quarantines of “many staff and students.” A …
Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock …
Students at Castle View High School in Castle Rock were evacuated from the building this morning following a "possible bomb threat," according to school district and police officials.
Family, coworkers, and current and former Englewood city officials came together in memoriam of a well-known figure in the Englewood community who loved that city as much as it loved him back. …
Life
Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …
During its many decades of operation, the congregation at the Arvada United Methodist Church has withstood everything from the Great Depression, which left it with $3.35 in the bank at one point, to …
With many Coloradans still avoiding large crowds with the continued risk of COVID-19, some may be taking a better look at what’s in their neighborhood — or even driving around with no particular …
When the world closed down last spring, Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center closed a production of “Barefoot in the Park” a week early and started on a different kind of journey. The board of …
Sports
Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a …
Rock Canyon senior Nick Fallin examined his round and figured he could have played better. Fallin, however, took medalist honors with an even-par 72 on Sept. 15 at the Spring Valley Golf Club in the …
Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, …
Rock Canyon’s softball team is no stranger to being the No. 1 team in the state. The Jaguars were top-ranked last season and went into the state tournament as the top-seeded team but lost 6-3 to …
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