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Brianne Price holds her daughter, Lily, who was hospitalized with a virus commonly known as RSV in November.

Respiratory viruses raise concern for children across Denver metro area

Mom Brianne Price knew respiratory illnesses could be a concern because her baby was born prematurely. Then her other child, her 4-year-old boy, came home with a cough. Soon after, Price was calling a nurse help line.
The proposed site for 10 new fracking wells in the City of Thornton.

Civitas gets thumbs up for 10 fracking wells in Thornton

Thornton city council approved a proposed 10-well fracking site at the southeast corner of the E-470 and I-25 intersection on Nov. 29 on a 6-2 vote.  “You’ve done everything that …
Five-year-old Charlotte Rowland is about to deliver her Christmas wish list to Santa and Mrs Claus at the city of Brighton's tree-lighting program Dec. 3 at Founders Plaza. After repairs to a breaker, Mayor Greg Mills lit the Christmas tree, signifying the beginning of the holiday season.

'Tis the holiday season in Brighton w/video

Fort Lupton urges residents to lock cars, skip the warm-up

With the recent cooler weather,  the city of Fort Lupton has seen an increase in thefts of and from "puffing vehicles" and other unlocked motor vehicle thefts, as well as vehicle trespassing …

Brighton picks winners in annual plow naming contest

Nine students won the naming of the City of Brighton snow plow contest. The winners will be recognized on December 6 at the city council meeting.  "Judging this contest has become quite a …
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.
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 …
Tim Hernández speaking during the panel at Lone Tree Arts Center on Nov. 9.

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 …

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
Eugene Korotych examining a car to be worked on at Christian Brothers Automotive.

Ukrainian refugee lands a job with Christian Brothers Automotive

When Russia invaded Ukraine for a second time, bombing Yevhen Korotych home and destoryed the whole town, he barely escaped with his two children and his wife to get out and onto the United States. …
Rhonda Miles of Brighton was the first customer through the doors of the newly opened Brighton Natural Grocers on Bromley Street Sept. 30. Miles, who lives just up the road at the nearby Windmill Ranch, said she was in line at 2:30 a.m. for the 8:30 a.m. opening, although she said she was joined by friends and neighbors she dubbed the Windmill Ranchettes soon after. The store opened with customers lined up around the building waiting to get in.

Brighton Natural Grocers opens on Bromley

Shoppers lined up around three-quarters of Natural Grocer's newest location at S. 8th Avenue and Bromley Lane Sept. 30 for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of store. The company offered gift card …
Dr. Chavira

The Hearing Place provides Spanish speaking care

A chain of northern Colorado hearing and audiology doctors will likely sound a little better to its Spanish speaking customers with the addition of new audiologist Dr. Mariela Chavira, Chavira …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.

Emma Klausmer sliding down the whimsical indoor slide.

New indoor playground opens in Fort Lupton

Cassidy Sigala and her sister-law, Alayina Baca, were stay-at-home moms and noticed that indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks were not designed for little kids. “I noticed for the younger …
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