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Coloradans face 10-12 week wait for unemployment pay

It’s now taking 10 to 12 weeks for Coloradans to get new unemployment claims processed by the state Department of Labor and Employment. There hasn’t been a sudden rise in new claims. Rather, said … more

Brighton police chief to retire after 34-year career

Brighton Police Chief Paul Southard announced his retirement, effective Oct. 15. It wraps up 34 years in law enforcement. more

Tips to stay healthy during summertime air pollution spikes

Jefferson County Public Health wants to remind residents of simple steps they can take to protect themselves from poor air quality in summer months when the hot, dry climate can worsen air quality and make everyday outdoor activities riskier. more

Falling Tree kills young boy in Jeffco

On July 15, a young boy was struck by a falling tree in Jefferson County.  more

Food pantry looks for donations as shelves empty

Lakewood’s Action Center, a Jeffco organization with a mission to provide a quick response to community members experiencing hardship is going through a hard time itself. more

BizBeat: Local distillery releasing limited-edition whiskey for Colorado Day

To celebrate Colorado Day on Aug. 1, State 38 Distilling is releasing a wheat whiskey as unique as its namesake. more

Police investigate homicide in Commerce City

Commerce City police are looking for a murder suspect. Detectives think the unidentified man died during a robbery at the 5400 block of Leyden Street early July 25. more

State board approves Golden Mine expansion

A state land board has approved Denver Brick Company’s application to expand its clay-mining operations on the Dakota Hogback in northwest Golden. more

Republican HD27 Candidate Christina Carlino withdraws

Republican Colorado House District 27 Candidate Christina Carlino submitted her intent to withdraw from the race on July 20, leaving a ballot vacancy the Colorado GOP hopes to fill by the end of the month. more

New documentary on mobile home parks screens in Golden

After fighting for years to keep their homes, dozens of families were forced to move when Aurora’s Denver Meadows mobile home park closed in 2019. more

Community invited to celebrate Colorado Day

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate our state’s 146th birthday with a free, family-friendly event on Aug. 1. The celebration will highlight the things that make Colorado, … more

Suspect faces charges in Brighton teen's death

A 16-year-old faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of another teen in Ken Mitchell Park July 12. The Adams County District Attorney's Office filed the charge … more

Mental health providers say they were “blindsided” again by Medicaid policies

Colorado mental health counselors in private practice say they’ve been surprised once again with new rules that will make it harder to treat the state’s most vulnerable patients: those with … more

Colorado health insurance prices set to jump next year

Health insurance prices for many Coloradans could rise by as much as 11% next year, the largest jump in five years. That’s the bad news in preliminary rate filings released July 12 by the Colorado … more

Environmental group sues over state’s air quality

The Environmental Protection Agency unlawfully approved a weak ozone-reduction plan from Colorado regulators, and should do far more to limit oil and gas drilling and other pollution in the Denver … more

Seven state Senate districts could shift control

The Colorado Senate is likely where Republicans have their best shot this year of taking back some control of state government from Democrats after four years in the minority of the legislative and … more

Column: Jefferson County working to reduce wildfire risk

Take a drive in Evergreen, Conifer or Pine and you’ll easily see how the majestic views, mountain lifestyle and nearby trails continue to attract many to our area. Driving along these narrow back roads also makes the area’s fire risk quickly evident. more

Adaptive athletes compete in Thornton games

Adaptive athletes from around the country competed in Thornton for a mid-July week in a range of sports from blind soccer and wheelchair tennis to swimming, track and field and target … more

Adams 14 board president resigns

Adams 14 board of education President Ramona Lewis resigned. The announcemenet came from the district July 19; the resignation took effect July 17. Her term on the board began in 2019. A press … more

Views differ on whether high schools should stop naming valedictorians

Soon after the Cherry Creek School District in Arapahoe County announced it would stop designating valedictorians in its high schools, the criticism started pouring in. more
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