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Protecting public health and our economy

When I started the 2020 legislative session, I knew I had a lot to get done to help make Colorado stronger. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Colorado, things changed quickly as state and local … more

Jefferson County Public Health issues emergency order requiring face masks

After previously encouraging face coverings but stopping short of requiring them, Jefferson County Public Health has issued a public health order requiring people in Jeffco to wear a face mask in public situations where six feet of social distance cannot be maintained. more

Comedy reached heights when ‘Airplane!’ took off

Surely, you have seen “Airplane!” (Exclamation mark theirs.) If not, it’s a 1980 film filled with visual and verbal gags that features Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges … more

Letter to the editor: Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose

Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose Cory Gardner is attempting to “greenwash” his reputation to improve his chances for reelection in 2020; however, Gardner’s voting record and unwavering … more

Who are we talking to?

Have you found yourself talking more to your pets these days than ever before? And if you don’t have pets, have you found that you are talking to other things around the house more? Maybe the … more

Economic impact on retirement

There has been a lot of press around the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 and the related stock market volatility. However, the S&P 500 just finished one of the best quarters in over a decade¹ … more

Not sure about Polis' claim of outrage

When the monument honoring Colorado Civil War Union soldiers was recently torn down at the State Capitol, Governor Polis issued the following statement: “I am outraged at the damage to a statue … more

Lakewood to reopen Quail Street Recycling Center

After being closed for longer than four months due to the pandemic, Lakewood's Quail Street Recycling Center at 1068 Quail St. is nearly ready to reopen. The city announced in a release that it will … more

Douglas County GOP chair apologizes for mask cartoon (9News video)

The chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party has apologized to anyone who was offended by a Facebook post depicting a cartoon police officer labeled "Polis,” who is shown stepping on the neck of a man wearing a mask. more

Colorado, other states trim health programs amid COVID-19

As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone. “That’s the … more

Pace of construction on I-25 Gap between Castle Rock and Monument increases

The longest work zone in the state is preparing residents for a surge in construction as the Colorado Department of Transportation increases its weather-dependent tasks on the I-25 Gap — the … more

Chatride 2 fire near Highlands Ranch is seen as a close call

Douglas County's Emergency Management Center is reviewing the recent Chatridge 2 blaze near Highlands Ranch after the quick-spreading flames caused one of the biggest local wildfires in recent … more

Douglas County CEO seen in images brandishing gun at Hispanic man who got lost

GPS directions led Chris Ochoa to the wrong home in Sedalia while looking for a wedding rehearsal, prompting the homeowner to chase him down in a truck, cut him off and allegedly point a gun to his head. more

Polis urges 'summer without parties' as COVID-19 climbs in Colorado

On the heels of more data showing COVID-19 on the rise in his state, Gov. Jared Polis still scraped up a hopeful if worried tone in pushing Coloradans to turn the trajectory around. And he kept up … more

Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said. more

Jeffco superintendent named Kentucky education commissioner

After about three years as Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent, Jason Glass has been named the next Commissioner of Education for the state of Kentucky. In a July 10 letter to the community, Glass … more

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says. more

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department.  more

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more
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