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Castle Rock residents protest police brutality, racism

Protesters started in the Philip S. Miller Library parking lot before marching through the downtown and gathering in Festival Park.
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Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …
The cigarette and vaping display at a convenience store in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 2019.

Colorado's tobacco-tax boost generates millions

A new nicotine tax and an increased tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products in Colorado generated more than $34 million in their first five months, according to a data analysis by The Colorado …
A photo taken by firefighters on the scene of the Cameron Peak Fire near Fort Collins in 2020.

Colorado wildfires are year-round danger

State climate experts and local fire officials along the Front Range say wildfire season no longer has an end as heat, low moisture and other factors have created a year-round problem. Russ …
Heidi Thomas, of Castle Rock, was the first alleged victim to testify in the 2018 Bill Cosby trial.

Bill Cosby accuser in Colorado now wants spotlight on needed changes

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of …

Brighton police would like to talk to these two men about a felony menacing and physical assault.

Two men sought for felony menacing investigation

Brighton police would like to talk to two men suspected of being involved in a felony menacing and assault incident. It occurred July 10, though no location was provided. The men may be driving …
Education

Youth United University accepting students for 2021 cohort

Limited spots are still available for the 2021 cohort of Youth United University. Youth United University (Y.U.U.) is a “learning curriculum designed for students in grades 6 to 8 that …

Denver Public Schools partner with healthcare providers to offer vaccine scheduling assistance for eligible students

Denver Public Schools is partnering with Denver Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado to assist all eligible DPS students who would like to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Through a partnership with the Sultan Newman Group, the Teller Elementary School PTA will benefit from the Teller Centennial Home fundraiser. The school is located at 1150 Garfield St. in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood.

Teller Elementary to benefit from fundraiser

Any homeowner looking to sell their home that is located within the school boundaries of Teller Elementary School can participate to be randomly selected as the Teller Centennial Home. The Teller …
The serene beauty of South High School in Washington Park belies the tumult of the 1970s.

Learning from a troubled past

At 9:30 p.m. on a chilly February evening in 1970, a series of huge explosions rocked Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood. If not for the darkness, bystanders would have seen smoke pouring from the …

Members of Ednium: The Alumni Collective have their picture taken during a recent meeting. Ednium is a new organization focused on improving educational outcomes in the DPS district, sourced directly from the lived experience of those who attended Denver Public Schools.

‘We already assume you’re brilliant, and have something to contribute’

A group of Denver Public Schools alumni want to make a difference in the education that future students of the district receive. “We want to help people dream bigger,” said TeRay Esquibel, …
Business
Nathan Macaluso

Resources for small businesses on the road to recovery

Small business owners in Colorado and across the country are slowly but surely regaining their footing after a uniquely challenging year. In metro Denver, growing consumer confidence has contributed …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is …

The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum located in Fall River, Massachusetts.

May Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column featuring business news in the Life on Capitol Hill and Washington Park Profile coverage areas, which is roughly central and central-south Denver. If you are a …
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