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State recommends COVID revaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID revaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.   One of the affected clinics was the … more

PHOTO GALLERY: 27J breaks ground for STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for … more

Douglas County school board recall efforts delayed for funding support

A political issue committee formed to recall the newly-elected Douglas County School Board directors will not be moving forward this November, citing the district’s plans to ask voters for a … more

To charge or not to charge for Boys & Girls Club

The Weld County Boys & Girls Club and the Weld Re-8 School District will need to draw up another intergovernmental agreement, board members learned Aug. 11. The last contract began in 2015. It … more

RE-8 to go after mill levy election in ‘23

Weld Re-8 School District Superintendent Alan Kaylor said the district was going to pursue a mill levy and bond election question in 2023. He made the announcement during an Aug. 11 workshop … more

Athletes’ eligibility comes under Re-8 board scrutiny

Eligibility issues at Fort Lupton High School caught some the attention from Weld Re-8 School District school board member Cody LeBlanc during a board workshop Aug. 11. LeBlanc said the district … more

Crashes in Littleton after Douglas County pursuits highlight chase policy differences

At least five crashes have occurred in the City of Littleton since 2019 after police pursuits by Douglas County deputies who were following suspects, some of whom were believed to be in stolen vehicles, records requests and prior reporting show.  more

Westminster free mobility service for seniors, those experiencing a disability approved

Westminster city council approved a free transportation service for older adults and those experiencing disabilities on July 25. “I think it’s a fantastic way to leverage our funds by … more

Doctors, nurses ask Jeffco to take action on RMMA's leaded Avgas

A group of doctors sent Jefferson County commissioners a letter and a petition signed by 35 healthcare professionals asking the elected officials to act on leaded fuel at the Rocky Mountain … more

Arapahoe Community College sees increased enrollment as it readies for school year

Enrollment numbers are up at Arapahoe Community College compared to the same time last year as the college readies for its fall semester set to begin Aug. 22.  more

Arapahoe County's eviction clinic faces high demand: 'We often have to turn people away'

A recently launched Arapahoe County program aimed at keeping people housed is operating in the county that had Colorado's highest eviction rate last year, according to state court data. more

Douglas County School Board pushes equity discussions to future meeting

A planned discussion on the Douglas County School District’s equity policy was delayed after the school board had a lengthy conversation about the proposed bond and mill levy override questions. more

Douglas County School Board considers $60M mill levy override, $450M bond proposal

It seems likely that the Douglas County School District will ask voters this November for a $60 million mill levy override and a $450 million bond for staff compensation, building three new schools and capital maintenance. more

Highlands Ranch schools put on secure perimeter for police activity

Three Douglas County schools in the Highlands Ranch area were put on lockdown briefly and then under a secure perimeter for police response unrelated to the schools. more

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court … more

Littleton to begin drafting policy for affordable housing mandate, incentives

Littleton City Council gave the green light to staff Aug. 9 to begin drafting language for an inclusionary housing ordinance that would mandate affordable homes for new developments as well as grant major incentives for builders to create majority-affordable units. more

Report: Thomas shared anonymous letter but didn't create hostile environment

An investigation into Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas found that while she did do some of the things of which she was accused, she didn’t create a hostile work environment or open the county up to legal liability. more

With new Forever Chemical advisories, experts debate danger

With tighter federal standards in hand for so-called "forever chemicals" in drinking water, state officials and experts disagree over whether any amount is safe to ingest. … more

STEM student is finalist for award

Gitanjali Rao, a 16-year-old STEM School Highlands Ranch student, has given four TED Talks about innovation and Tethys, her detection device for determining the presence of lead in drinking water.  … more

Castle Rock responds to teen victims of car wreck

Castle Rock community members are coming together to support the families of four teens involved in a head-on car wreck around midnight Aug. 5. more
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