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5 killed, 18 hurt in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs

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 … more

Education leaders discuss equity, injustice

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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. more

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

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. more

Column: What parents should know about RSV

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 … more

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. more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Fentanyl possession nets DOC term for 35-year-old

BRIGHTON – A 35-year-old man drew a 12-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following his guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance; in this case, it was … more

Claps claims win as Adams County Sheriff

Gene Claps will be Adams County's next sheriff. Claps, the Brighton Democrat, claimed 9,871 vote win over Republican Michael McIntosh in the county's general election Nov. 8, after two days of … more

Democrat Jena Griswold defeats Republican Pam Anderson in Colorado’s secretary of state race

Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold defeated Republican Pam Anderson on Tuesday to win a second four-year term as Colorado’s top elections official. Griswold led Anderson, a former … more

Weiser defeats Kellner in reelection bid

Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser won a second term on Tuesday by defeating Republican John Kellner, the top prosecutor in the 18th Judicial District. Kellner conceded at about 9 p.m. when … more

Michael Bennet elected to his third U.S. Senate term

Colorado voters sent Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet back to Washington for a third six-year term Tuesday, rejecting Republican Joe O’Dea, a first-time candidate and Denver construction … more

Jared Polis easily beats Heidi Ganahl

Colorado voters overwhelmingly reelected Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday, endorsing his job performance over the past four years and soundly rejecting claims by his Republican opponent, … more

Early results show Adams County trending blue

Adams County Democrats were preparing to complete a second blue wave, taking sizeable leads in seven out of seven county races in early voting returns. County Commissioners Steve O'Dorisio and … more

Voters lean toward yes to 27J tax increase

Voters appear to be supporting a property tax increase for Adams County 27J School District at the polls. Voters are being asked to approve an increase of eight mills to provide for … more
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