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Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Northglenn, Thornton races remain tight as ballot count continues

 City Council races in Northglenn and Thornton may be close, but neither looks to trigger a ballot-confirming recount, according to Adams County Clerk and Recorder's Public Information … more

Results of Adams County school districts

Following are results in Adams County school board races as of 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, according to early countywide returns.Westminster Public Schools (11,434 ballots cast) The two open seats on the … more

Staying positive, Atchison defends mayor's seat

With partial results reported in Adams and Jefferson Counties, incumbent Mayor Herb Atchison holds nearly 400 vote lead over challenger, City Councilor Bruce Baker. Atchison leads with 40.3 … more

Mosque hosting Metro North candidates forum Oct. 21

City Council candidates from four cities in the Metro North area are expected to be on hand Saturday, Oct. 21 for a candidates forum hosted by the Metropolitan North Islamic Center, Masjid Ikhlas. more

A clear path: Communities adding bike lanes

Daniel Hyde use to be an avid mountain biker, but he now prefers road biking. He logs between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a year and hits the pavement throughout the Denver metro, he said. His biggest annual venture is a 250-mile, three-day ride that he … more

DACA students rally to renew eligibility, ‘mourn loss of dream’

When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more

Divisions appear as Westminster candidates meet

The race to fill three opening seats on the Westminster City Council hadn’t even officially started Aug. 25 and already the differences between the candidates were becoming clear. Eight of the ten registered candidates seeking a council … more

Thornton council settles contract, hires manager

Thornton will pay its new city manager a $212,000 annual salary, according to a two-year contract city councilors signed Aug. 22. According to the contract, Thornton will also pay up to $5,000 in moving costs to help new manager Kevin Woods … more

Jeffco to keep fed grant programs

A nearly seven hour meeting on June 27 concluded in a yes vote from all three Jefferson County commissioners to continue to accept federal money for affordable housing. The monies in consideration … more
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