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Youth Image Summit returns to Brighton in November

The city of Brighton’s youth services department will host the sixth annual Image Summit Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 3, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road. The two-day … more

Majority of laws passed received bipartisan support

A record number of bills became law in Colorado for the second straight year, and a majority of the 39 Republicans in the statehouse voted in favor of 56% of them, according to a Colorado Sun … more

Why is it so hard to cut Colorado ozone?

Ozone is the toxic air pollutant that has a lot of smart people on the Front Range really befuddled right now. Colorado is making big cuts to greenhouse gases, mainly by closing coal-fired power … more

Voters to decide whether to allow wine sales in grocery stores

Colorado voters will have a chance in November to weigh in on the state’s long-running alcohol-policy war. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Friday that three ballot measures … more

Visitors learn about bird banding at Barr Lake State Park

As the early morning sunlight began to peek through the trees, Linda Grein helped her mother Sue Popp take a seat inside a small wooden pavilion at Barr Lake State Park. more

Gender affirming facial surgery to be added to Jefferson County insurance benefits

Facial gender-affirming surgery is set to be covered in the 2023 county employee benefits plan. The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners passed the resolution approving the benefits Aug. 30. more

Jefferson County Public School teachers, staff face uncertainty as consolidation decision looms

As the Jefferson County Public School Board mulls Superintendent Tracy Dorland’s recommendation to close 16 elementary schools in the district, 422 full-time staff members — including 188 classroom teachers — face uncertainty about their job prospects within the district after the 2022-2023 school year. more

Apparent road-rage incident near Platteville hospitalizes one

One person is in the hospital after what authorities are describing as a road-rage incident near Platteville. It happened shortly before 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2 on U.S. Highway 85 north of state … more

Fort Lupton adds two items to November ballot

November ballot expands in Fort Lupton By Steve Smith ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com                 By a … more

Shedding light on 350 sensitive species

How are scientists working to protect the toothless, federally endangered Colorado pikeminnow? Which species is most at risk from the state’s energy production and mining? What’s a piping plover? … more

Teachers earn 36% less than other college-educated workers

Teacher pay has long trailed behind other professions requiring a college degree, and in Colorado that pay gap is widest of any state, according to a report published last week by the Economic Policy … more

A tale of two trends: School districts grapple with teacher shortage, student enrollment

As several school districts around the immediate Denver area have lost large numbers of students during the coronavirus pandemic, some districts — including ones in rural places and the outskirts of the Denver metro area — are seeing a different trend. more

Golden businesses fight to keep outdoor seating along Miners Alley

Miners Saloon and the Golden Moon Speakeasy are hoping to change city officials’ minds about ending their outdoor seating program after Labor Day. more

Abortion providers make legislative recommendations to Rep. Crow at listening session

Amid attacks on abortion access nationwide, abortion providers and advocates met with Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) on Aug. 24 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to make legislative recommendations.   more

PHOTO GALLERY: Little kids, big trucks

Youngsters of all ages had a chance to see trucks of all shapes and sizes at Brighton City Hall Aug. 27. It was the city's annual Touch a Truck event, which allowed the youngsters to climb into -- … more

16 Jefferson County elementary schools slated for closure

The Jefferson County Board of Education received a recommendation from district staff on Aug. 25 to close 16 elementary schools — including K-2, K-5 and K-6 schools.  more

Golden could move multi-use fields from Rooney Road to Ulysses Park

Golden officials are considering not renewing the lease for the Rooney Road Sports Complex in 2026 and building multi-use fields at Ulysses Park instead. more

Jeffco Open Space acquiring land, submitting grants for Golden-area parks

Jeffco Open Space is planning several land acquisitions and grant applications to expand Golden-area parks. It’s also looking to design a Van Bibber Trail extension between Arvada and the Fairmount Trail near northeast Golden. more

Care Forward Colorado to offer free education to aspiring healthcare workers

Gov. Jared Polis announced the Care Forward Colorado program Aug. 24, an initiative that makes community college and technical programs free for aspiring healthcare professionals across the state.  more

Colorado's flourishing fungi foraging community

Popping up alongside the wildflowers, near creek beds and scattered through meadows in Colorado’s forests are a rainbow variety of fungi, which an increasing number of foragers are taking advantage of.  more
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