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Adams County, Food Bank of the Rockies distribute food

Adams County's annual Operation Freebird filled the parking lot outside of the Mountain States Toyota with tents and good cheer while giving Thanksgiving meals to 2,500. This was the first year …

Commerce City man sentenced for sex crimes

A 28-year-old Commerce City man received a 24-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following a guilty plea to charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Jose Luis Valdes also plead …

Brighton police looking for two felony shoplifting suspects

Brighton police are on the lookout for two women who are suspects in a felony shoplifting incident.   The suspect vehicle is a silver or beige Ford Five Hundred. Those with information …

Thousands fewer metro area property owners are challenging assessments

As home prices in the counties around Denver shot up over the last decade, tens of thousands of residents argued that officials incorrectly estimated the values of homes and other properties. They demanded their taxes be reduced. But that trend, practically a rite in some regions, reversed in recent years. Challenges filed with county assessors declined as homeowners apparently acknowledged the rising cost of real estate.

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional …

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the …

Exit fee calculations in place for United Power’s split with Tri-State

BRIGHTON – Brighton’s energy co-op, United Power, filed a pair of exit-fee calculators as part of its response to a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A press …

Operation Freebird returns to Adams County

Operation Freebird, Adams County's free Thanksgiving food giveaway, will return this year with plenty of Thanksgiving trimmings but one big difference: There won't be any turkeys at the …
Holiday Stories
Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local
Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …
Littleton Museum to host holiday event Dec. 11
The Littleton Museum and the community organization Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum will host a holiday event Dec. 11 that will feature wagon rides, warm snacks, live musical performances and more. 
Elbert Christmas Bazaar draws crowd for crafts, apple dumplings
The 56th Annual Elbert Christmas Bazaar was a roaring success as thousands of people descended upon the Town of Elbert to shop for the holiday and get a taste of the Elbert Woman’s Club famous apple dumplings.
'The need is going up': Nonprofit distributes food to hundreds ahead of holiday season
Volunteers and staff for the Arapahoe County-based nonprofit Integrated Family Community Services said the need for food has never been higher as they distributed hundreds of boxes of meal items to metro residents days before Thanksgiving. 
Elbert County food banks prepare for holiday season
As the holiday season ramps up, the Elbert County community comes together to provide food for those families in need.
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Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Cheese, meat boards build popularity for visual, social elements

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options.
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Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Nov. 3 that $403,996 will be awarded to the Tri-County Health Department for their community air monitoring network.  “Tri-County Health …
A 22-year-old man armed with a rifle walked into an LGBTQ night club in Colorado Springs late Saturday and opened fire, killing at least five people and wounding 18 others before he was stopped by at …
Making the education system equitable is no easy feat, but education leaders across Colorado continue to push for positive change and share the lessons they’ve learned in hopes of creating a …
As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …
Sports

State 5A football playoffs: Legacy rolls past Arvada West

WESTMINSTER – The Legacy High School football team is on a mission this season. The No. 12 Lightning dominated every aspect of the Nov. 4 Class 5A state playoff match against No. 21 Arvada …

Big send-off for Thimmig student, big Tampa Bay Bucs fan w/video

THORNTON – Members of the Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton police departments were on hand at Thimmig Elementary School Nov. 3. Students from all three 27J Schools’ high schools …

Photo gallery: Tagging out a ... banana?

It was off with the team uniforms and into every costume imagineable Oct. 31 at Riverdale Ridge High School. Players from the school's softball and baseball teams -- attired in everything from hot …

Scoreboard

Adams City HS scoreboard Oct. 30

Football Fruita Monument beat Adams City 49-0 in the regular-season finale Oct. 30 in Commerce City. Wilcats' quarterback Corben Rowell completed seven of eight passes for 120 yards and two …

Prairie View HS scoreboard Oct. 30

Football Horizon beat Prairie View 51-23 in Thornton Oct. 28. No stats were available for either team. The Hawks finished 3-7 this season, while PVHS recorded a mark of …

Lifestyle and Entertainment
Lifestyle

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air …

Celebrations for Native American Indian Heritage Month offer pathway to honoring Indigenous people year-round

The Denver area today is a hub for Native Americans.
Arts, Culture, Music

Brighton Dia de los Muertos

The Grupo Azteca Huitzilopochtli from Mexico opened Brighton's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a stunning performance wearing feather headdresses and colorful costumes …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
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