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Police close to solving 2002 bowling alley murders, but need public's help

Investigators say they are drawing closer to solving one of the worst crimes in Littleton history, but they are still seeking people with information to come forward. Advances in DNA and genealogy …
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125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the …
The Bralishes are Denver natives, and they have been coming to the zoo for family time for more than 30 years. Pictured is three generations of zoo visitors, from left, Theresa Bralish, her daughter Christen, and Christen’s 1-year-old twins.   “I love that I could bring my daughter here when she was growing up, and now, my grandchildren.” Theresa Bralish

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out …
A grizzly bear at the Denver Zoo.

A ‘mini window into the wild’

The Denver Zoo’s president and CEO, Bert Vescolani, believes that animals have a way of making us humans feel special. “We want to inspire communities to save wildlife for future generations,” …
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 …

Venardos Circus performer Lady Beast stands atop a pair of bottles on a stack of chairs under the big top.

Venardos Circus thrills crowd with dazzling acrobatics

A year and a half since its big top tent was last unfurled, Venardos Circus resumed its breathtaking act before adoring crowds in Littleton. The Florida-based traveling circus, founded in 2014 by …
Education
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek school board meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community …

Angela Christensen picked to fill Littleton school board vacancy

Angela Christensen will become Littleton Public Schools' newest board member, selected by a unanimous vote of the rest of the board on Feb. 25 to fill the vacancy left after Carrie Warren-Gully was …

Littleton Public Schools to return to classrooms full-time March 15

Littleton Public Schools is slated to bring all middle and high school students back for full-time, in-person classroom learning starting March 15, more than a month ahead of schedule. “We've heard …
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 …
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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 …
Hannah Savadkochi foams milk at Dirt Coffee Bar on March 19. The nonprofit coffee shop’s business is down by about half, said owner Lauren Burgess, but she’s optimistic about the future.

A year into COVID, cautious optimism among Littleton businesses

The pace of new business creation in Littleton slowed since the COVID-19 pandemic began to reshape life last March, but so did the pace of business loss. The City of Littleton issued 126 business …

Planning during tax law changes

Most Americans just filed their 2019 taxes in October and here we are again at tax time. By the time we file this year, one-fourth of the year is gone and some opportunities along with it. This is …
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