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Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.
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Idaho Springs candidates discuss housing, parking during virtual forum

Tourists and the sales tax revenue they generate, downtown parking, housing, and community volunteerism were among the topics discussed at the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce's Oct. 20 virtual …

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An 8-year-old student does an online math lesson at her home in Timnath, Larimer County, on March 25, 2020.

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …
Piles of lost luggage sit waiting, stored on a shelf at Denver International Airport. Now, the airport plans to begin donating that luggage to the Denver Rescue Mission.

A second life for lost luggage at DIA

Denver International Airport handles a massive amount of luggage every year. In 2019, the last full year before the COVID-19 pandemic, 69 million passengers traveled through the airport with bags in …

Weld sheriff's deputies recover stolen cars, tools

GREELEY -- A Weld County Sheriff's Office strike team investigation recovered eight stolen vehicles and some $140,000 worth of stolen tools from areas throughout Denver, according to a press …
Education

School district staff suggests moving bus barn to track

Clear Creek School District facilities personnel have identified two possible locations for a new bus barn, though they recommend that it be put on the former track south of Building 103. Justin …

Clear Creek school board asking for money to improve buildings

The Clear Creek School District is asking voters to get behind a $33 million bond that it would use to improve current buildings and to build a new elementary school in the former middle school. …
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

New child care center at RRCC

A recent generous grant of $40,000.00 from the Buell Foundation will support the operations of the Children’s Center at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). Established in 1998, the Children’s …

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Two running for Clear Creek school board seat

The two candidates for the Clear Creek School District D seat support the district’s $33 million bond request and believe the four-day school week the district is implementing next year is a good …
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Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …
The Outrider autonomous truck hooked on to a chassis and backed into a dock.

Brighton warehouse begins testing driverless trucks

Brighton is getting a glimpse of the future as a Colorado company begins testing a warehouse relying on driverless trucks. “The future distribution yard will be autonomous and electric,” said …

Club Hotel Inc. President Jonah Hearne points out what was initially an exterior wall in the early 20th century while giving a tour of the Club Hotel Aug. 19. This room, which will be a suite for the manager, and the rest of the building will be renovated over the next several months, Hearne said.

New owners renovating Club Hotel building in Idaho Springs

As the song goes, everything old is new again because Idaho Springs’ Club Hotel is being revived. The building at 1601 Colorado Blvd. used to be the Club Hotel — there’s even a placard along …
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