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In the age of social media, a new app aims to help Colorado teens make friends off their phones

The Nod app, piloted across eight school districts, helps students learn ways to form new face-to-face friendships after the pandemic left many isolated and anxious

Education

Two hurt after explosion, fire at Westminster apartment complex

The explosion came a day after a home in Westminster was leveled in an explosion, damaging two other neighboring homes

Crime and Courts

Westminster clears controversial Uplands development proposal for “the Farm”

Three nights of fraught testimony ended early Tuesday with boos as the city council OK'd the Uplands development, which will bring 2,350 homes to an undeveloped corner of town.

Business

A new rule to slash oil and gas emissions appeals to the industry, but Colorado activists worry it won’t work

The proposed "intensity target" rule aims to slash carbon emissions from the oil and gas industry by 60%. But the targets are based on data that doesn’t exist.

Environment

Colorado’s urban open space past haunts the future of development and community life

From Park Hill Golf to Westminster Farm to the Stock Show grounds, neighbors demand much from rebuilding of spaces they feel ownership in, while developers say there’s only so much they can do.

Growth

Who are parks for? Proposed housing development has Westminster neighbors fighting for space.

Some residents fear being shut out of coveted parkland as developer eyes new subdivision at “The Farm”

Growth

Carman: In the war on reality, Westminster, Colorado, is Everytown, U.S.A.

Westminster residents are in a water war, and they can tell you all about the connections between climate change, infrastructure and money

Opinion Columns

Westminster city councilman will keep his seat after contentious, expensive recall election

Jon Voelz’s victory marks the end of a 10-month-long battle fought between community members over water rates, housing and commercial growth

Politics and Government

Westminster’s elections may be nonpartisan, but partisanship is a big theme in recall contest

The recall election for city Councilor Jon Voelz is happening on Tuesday

Politics and Government

Big money flows into recall election targeting Westminster city councilman

The Colorado Democratic Party and Democratic leaders in the region have come to the aid of the anti-recall group supporting Councilman Jon Voelz

Politics and Government

Westminster water rate compromise hopes fade, perpetuating political battle

The entire council, except for Mayor Anita Seitz, voted against the city’s recommendations to increase water rates in 2022 by 3.9 percent and sewer rates by 5.5. percent at a June 14 meeting

Growth

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.

Environment

Westminster City Council fails to fill vacant seat after 99 rounds of voting

Since no finalist received a majority vote by council, voters will choose the seventh councilor in November's municipal election

Politics and Government

“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids

Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.

Education

Westminster City Council selects its new mayor pro tem after a whopping 78 rounds of voting

Councilor David DeMott received just enough votes early Tuesday for the number two spot on City Council. The dozens of votes reveal deep-seated divisions in town.

Politics and Government

Beloved — and rare — sunset spot in Westminster has become a battleground between developers and neighbors

Builders want 5,500 people to live on what is now a hilltop respite and one of the largest infill open spaces around Denver, with a conflict to come over affordable homes, climate change and more.

Growth

Former Westminster police officer gets 6 years in federal prison for sex assault

The federal case against Curtis Arganbright came after he received just a 90-day jail sentence in state court for unlawful sexual contact and official misconduct

Crime and Courts

Colorado is working to keep coronavirus overflow hospitals as an option as third wave persists

State officials are looking to extend leases for the alternate care sites through March. Hospitals, meanwhile, have activated “surge plans” to increase capacity.

Coronavirus

The “Long-Haulers:” These Coloradans got COVID in March — and their symptoms haven’t gone away

They were the accidental pioneers, navigating a mysterious illness that doctors didn’t yet understand. Eight months later, some are losing their hair and fatigue persists.

Coronavirus

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.

Environment
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