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Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two …
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Head Brewer Danny Wilson labels blank cans with Dirty Hippy stickers at Palisade Brewing Company in Palisade, Colo., on July 28. Because of an international shortage of aluminum containers, Palisade Brewing has been unable to purchase printed cans blank cans individually wrapped with labels.

Shortage of cans hobbles Colorado's craft brewers

Talbott's Cider Company used to package its hard cider mimosas in colorful cans purchased for 12 cents each from a Westminster supplier. But a monthslong supply crunch has forced the Palisade cidery …

125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the …
The Bralishes are Denver natives, and they have been coming to the zoo for family time for more than 30 years. Pictured is three generations of zoo visitors, from left, Theresa Bralish, her daughter Christen, and Christen’s 1-year-old twins.   “I love that I could bring my daughter here when she was growing up, and now, my grandchildren.” Theresa Bralish

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out …
A grizzly bear at the Denver Zoo.

A ‘mini window into the wild’

The Denver Zoo’s president and CEO, Bert Vescolani, believes that animals have a way of making us humans feel special. “We want to inspire communities to save wildlife for future generations,” …

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Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher.
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Colorado Vaccination. Hands of doctor holding syringe and coronavirus (COVID-19) vial vaccine on flag Colorado

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health …
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …

Adams 12 board approves next year’s budget

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools budget for the 2021-22 school year is not just bigger than last year’s, but prior years as well. Coming out of the pandemic, the district expects to have more revenue …

The butterflies and cocoons the students created to represent the struggles and resiliency during the pandemic.

Quist students learn to overcome with art

As the teachers at Roger Quist Middle School watched their quarantined students struggle with a life without friends, social gatherings, activities and adapting to a new way of learning virtually …
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South Carolina-based site selection consultant Jeannette Goldsmith discusses workforce diversity July 22 at Commerce City’s Dicks Sporting Goods Park while co-panelists Andrew Shapiro, left, and Jerry Szaton listen. The event was part of breakfast presented by the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership and brought the three site selection experts to visit Adams County businesses and developments July 19-22 to discuss how it stacks up to other regions of the country.

Adams County ‘finding its place’

Site development expert Jeannette Goldsmith told a crowd of local officials and business owners that she gets the sense that Adams County is trying to figure itself out, based on two days of tours …
Co-founder James Powell of Dawn Aerospace in New Zealand with the model spaceplane that will be developed as a reusable horizonal take-off and landing vehicle that will be tested and launched at Colorado Air and Spaceport.

Colorado Spaceport teams up for spaceplane

A New Zealand Aerospace company is joining the race to create a horizontal take-off and landing spaceplane that will fly from Colorado above the earth's atmosphere and fly back down landing on a …

Plan for York & 144th retail space in Thornton approved

Thornton City Council unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for a five-building retail space in north Thornton. The plan is for the seven-acre parcel on the northeast corner of 144th Avenue …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …
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