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Annie Cooley, Resilience1220's new executive director

Resilience1220 names new executive director

Resilience1220 has someone new at the helm.

Colorado SNAP benefits decreasing in March

Colorado’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will reduce in the monthly amount starting in March 2023 due to congress ending temporary additional benefit amounts. 
A car and a train collided just before 1 p.m. Jan. 31 near the Suncor oil refinery in Commerce City.

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …
Sally Glass,center, mother of 22-year-old Christian Glass who was shot by police after calling 911 for help, is flanked by his sisters Katie, left, and Anna, right as they attend a candlelight vigil in Idaho Springs, Colorado Sept. 20, 2022.

Former Clear Creek Deputy looks to get charges dropped

Former Clear Creek County Sheriff’s deputies Kyle Gould and Andrew Buen appeared in court for the second time on Jan. 30, with Gould’s defense looking to dismiss his charges and the people’s representation looking for a joinder of the defendants. 

Traffic on intersate 25 in Denver

Colorado DMV releases list of rejected personalized plates

SHIKAKA, VOTE and BULL are among some of the less “offensive” personalized license plates that were rejected by the Colorado DMV last year.
Education
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Column: An update from Clear Creek County Board of Education

Two elections ago, the voters of Clear Creek County passed a historic bond measure, infusing dollars into each of our schools and laying the groundwork for our transition to expeditionary learning.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

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 …
Business
Chifu (right) with bartender Eddie serving up food.

Chifu's Cantina opens in Georgetown

A new Mexican restaurant opened in Georgetown, and the chefs are sure the authentic menu will blow you away. 
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
One of the baristas prepares a mocha.

Coffee with your paper: Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea

For classic espresso lovers tired of all the crazy milk concoctions and sugary drinks at chain shops, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea aims to bring the focus back to “coffee first.” Chris …
The pastry case is full of muffins, cookies, danishes and other sweet treats made in house.

Coffee with your paper: The Frothy Cup

When you walk into the Frothy Cup in Idaho Springs, you’ll likely be greeted by a table of locals, a wall of compliments and a smiling barista ready to help kickstart your day.

The shop is decorated with greenery and vintage items, making it an aesthetically pleasing place for a cup of coffee.

Coffee with your paper: Plume Coffee Bar

Plume Coffee Bar in Silver Plume has become a community hangout for people of all ages, and that’s just what owner Julie Smith is trying to foster. 
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