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United Power warns of scam calls
United Power is warning its residential and business customers about spam calls demanding payment on past due amounts of electric bills. A press statement said scammers try to impersonate …
Manager paints optimistic view in State of the City presentation
If there were underlying themes to Brighton’s annual State of the City address, they were  optimism and gratitude. City manager Jane Bais DiSessa delivered the address earlier this month. “We …
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A Tyrannosaur named Sue
For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …
Broken sprinkler shuts down Brighton council feed
A broken fire sprinkler in Brighton City Hall Tuesday night kept the city from streaming the City Council meeting live, but city officials said the recording of the meeting is online now. Brighton …
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The cigarette and vaping display at a convenience store in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 2019.

Colorado's tobacco-tax boost generates millions

A new nicotine tax and an increased tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products in Colorado generated more than $34 million in their first five months, according to a data analysis by The Colorado …
A photo taken by firefighters on the scene of the Cameron Peak Fire near Fort Collins in 2020.

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ …
Gov. Jared Polis sits at his desk June 7 in the state Capitol to sign a bill aimed at addressing bullying policy among school districts in the state.

Colorado's COVID powers remain despite 'health emergency' announcement

In early July, Gov. Jared Polis' office issued a news release that said: “Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order.” Following that statement, Colorado state Senate Republicans …
Heidi Thomas, of Castle Rock, was the first alleged victim to testify in the 2018 Bill Cosby trial.

Bill Cosby accuser in Colorado now wants spotlight on needed changes

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of …
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Water lilies at Denver Botanic Gardens, where a Water Blossom Celebration will be held Aug. 7.
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Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …
Heidi Haze, 19, makes the most of one of her first lessons in pickleball.

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains …
Coming Attractions

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
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