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Election 2021: Arapahoe County Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Arapahoe County.
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Haze obscures the Denver skyline as seen in an aerial view.

Ozone worsens along Front Range; answers elusive

The worst ozone year in recent history on the northern Front Range boosted pollutant violations in a rolling three-year average closely watched by the EPA, state officials said Oct. 21, though they …
An emergency-department patient at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree in 2020.

Colo. hospital ICUs fill up amid COVID surge

Gov. Jared Polis issued his most urgent plea in months Oct. 21, asking Coloradans to get vaccinated against coronavirus in order to break a continued surge in hospitalizations that left the state …
Colorado state Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, attends the unveiling of a portrait of then-President Donald Trump at the Colorado Capitol in 2019.

Maps mean tough choices for some lawmakers

One Democratic state senator was drawn into a district that now leans heavily in Republicans’ favor. A GOP House member, meanwhile, will run in a district that’s now solidly Democratic. And a …

Election 2021: Littleton City and Schools Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Littleton.

Election 2021: How to vote at a glance

Here are some fast facts about this year’s election.
Education
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.

Election 2021 Q&As: Candidates for Littleton school board

Voters in the Littleton Public Schools district, which includes parts of Centennial and Englewood, will select three Board of Education directors from among five candidates in the election that ends …
Students listen in during an English class at Arapahoe Community College Monday, Sept. 27.

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For …

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already …

First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …
Business
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 …
At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …
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 …

A view from the Casa Bonita tour.

'South Park' creators agree to buy Casa Bonita

Art imitates life, imitates art? In a virtual press conference with Governor Jared Polis, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the animated series, South Park, confirmed they’ve reached an …
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