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South Adams County water district is buying Denver’s water to dilute “forever chemicals”

The district, serving Commerce City and surrounding areas, will need a $130 million plant to meet the EPA’s radically lower guidelines for what’s healthy in drinking water.


GOP candidates in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District must balance wooing conservatives now, winning over moderates later

Lori Saine, Barbara Kirkmeyer, Jan Kulmann and Tyler Allcorn are battling over their Republican credentials now. But to win in November they’ll have to woo unaffiliated and Hispanic voters who may be more moderate.

Election 2022

Colorado air pollution regulators are so behind that they didn’t get around to a hearing on one company’s permit for 13 years

The Terra Energy facility is one of at least 60 past the deadline for new or renewed air pollution permits in Colorado. The backlog has included landfills, factories, tank batteries and compressor stations.


Colorado finds “forever chemicals” PFAS in 100% of fish sampled in three big counties 

In another alarming report about the spread of the toxic waterproofing chemicals, the state says all fish sampled in El Paso, Adams and Jefferson counties were contaminated. Is any level of human consumption safe?


PERA sues Tri-County Health, its departing counties seeking $50 million withdrawal fee

Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association says its members would be negatively impacted if Tri-County is allowed to leave without paying the withdrawal liability

Politics and Government

Adams County couple charged in fentanyl death of their 1-year-old

Alonzo Montoya and Nicole Casias of the Denver suburb of Brighton were charged with child abuse resulting in death

Crime and Courts

The next big move to solve homelessness is a metro Denver recovery campus. But which city will host it?

The governor’s plan is still in the works, but advocates want a residential campus with drug treatment and peer support, where people who are homeless could live for up to two years.


Arapahoe County — the last holdout — votes to leave Tri-County Health Department

The county may continue to receive services from the agency


An Adams County apartment complex set aside 12 units for foster youth. It barely makes a dent in the demand.

Federal funding and awareness about the need to provide affordable housing to youth exiting foster care have increased over the past decade


Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties will have indoor mask mandates starting Wednesday

As coronavirus surges, the three suburban counties voted Monday to enact indoor mask mandates.


Adams, Arapahoe counties to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department after Douglas County’s exit

Per its legal obligation, Adams County will remain a part of TCHD through December 2022


With accreditation at stake, Adams 14 school district and its external manager remain at odds

The state asked for written proof in the form of a joint report that Adams 14 and MGT, its private managers, would resume cooperation


Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition


Tri-County Health mandates masks for people in schools, removes ability of counties to opt out

Health agency invalidates decisions by Douglas, Adams counties to opt out of school masking rules


Westminster police union alleges “troubling state” at department as rift lingers after chief’s suspension

One member of police brass responds “hell no” to officers’ push for collective bargaining amid claims of departmental dysfunction, emails show

Crime and Courts

Opinion: The health risks of fracking justify Adams County’s new regulations

This JeffCo resident thanks you for being a good neighbor

Opinion Columns

RTD faces backlash after slashing bus service to Adams County courthouse

Adams County officials say "the lack of access to public transit will restrict our ability to increase the quantity of cases heard – and could prove to be counterproductive to our goal of reducing the backlog of cases"

Crime and Courts

Adams County adopts new oil and gas regulations that critics say will effectively ban drilling

Adams is one of the first Colorado counties to adopt new drilling regulations under Senate Bill 181


Fort Collins planners, worried about Poudre River impacts, reject Northern Water’s plan for 3-mile pipeline through the city

Rejection of the NISP pipeline is yet another skirmish in a series of water and pipeline battles playing out in the northern Front Range.


Opinion: As county commissioners, we see smart ways to close Colorado’s digital divide

Success requires more than just throwing money at the problem. We’ve tried that in the past, and it failed.

Opinion Columns
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