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Suspect arrested in shooting of Littleton police officer after standoff in Brighton

The man suspected of shooting and hospitilizing a Littleton police officer earlier this week has been arrested, police said.  Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, 33, was taken into custody late …
An early morning view of the new Northglenn Recreation Center on Sept. 22.

Coming soon: Northglenn’s new rec center

The City of Northglenn’s new Recreation Center officially opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 9. The new facility -- located west of Thornton City Hall, off Thornton Parkway near Interstate 25 -- …
Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
The proposed path of the 5280 Trail around downtown Denver.

Boosters praise promise of 5280 Trail across Denver

The final stretch of the walk from Denver Union Station to the Buell Public Media Center on 21st and Arapahoe has become a lot shadier ... in a good way. More than 30 Shumard oak trees line the …

An oil well pumpjack at sunrise in eastern Colorado.

Oil & gas firm slapped with Colo.’s 2nd-largest state fine ever

After concluding that oil and gas operator KP Kauffman Co. had engaged in “a pattern of violations,” fines for the company were boosted to $2 million, the second-largest penalty ever issued by …
Education
First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …
A group of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students work together in a classroom at Emily Griffith Technical college.

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s …
From left, Commissioners George Teal, Lora Thomas and Abe Laydon.

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years. 

Tri-County Health Department's headquarters in Greenwood Village.

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health …
Business
An Adams County employee makes her selection at the newly opened Mountain View Cafe in the Human Services Building in Westminster. County officials were on hand to open the cafeteria Sept. 15 that will provide jobs services and experience for food service workers.

Job training on the menu at Westminster's Mountain View Cafe

There are two benefits to the Sept. 15 grand opening of the Work Options Mountain View Cafe in Westminster, according to Adams County officials. First, it will provide job training for Adams County …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …

The Outrider autonomous truck hooked on to a chassis and backed into a dock.

Brighton warehouse begins testing driverless trucks

Brighton is getting a glimpse of the future as a Colorado company begins testing a warehouse relying on driverless trucks. “The future distribution yard will be autonomous and electric,” said …
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