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Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early …

Lindsay willing to play any role to latch on with Broncos

The fieriness of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will be put on the back burner. Not for long, just for now. The former Colorado standout known as the “Tasmanian Devil” for his …

Chatfield litigants scurry to speed appeal as construction advances

The little yellow bird clutched in Meredith McBurney’s hand didn’t seem to mind that it couldn’t fly away. “This isn’t her first rodeo,” McBurney said of the yellow warbler with its tiny …

Homelessness in Englewood: No place to call home

During a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and …

Probe into fatal plane crash could take more than a year

It could take more than a year to get answers to the May 11 fatal plane crash near the Stepping Stone community that claimed the life of Grand Junction veterinarian Bob Marquis, 67, authorities say. …
News
The countdown to Elizabeth’s largest and longest-running event is underway. In just over a week, the son of a cowboy-music legend will kick off the four-day event, sending thousands of locals and …
Officer Thomas O'Donnell woke up early on New Year's Eve in 2017 and got dressed for work. Then, O'Donnell — a member of the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team …
In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on …
Wildlife officials say a bear killed by officers is the one that attacked a 5-year-old girl outside her home in western Colorado. In a statement May 16, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said DNA …
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college …
Life
A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website …
When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a …
Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to …
Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs …
When El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo planned a new permanent exhibit called “Borderlands,” the staff determined to offer a really special attraction for the opening months. Through July 4, the …
Sports
Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the …
High school students are encouraged to “push the pedal to the metal” as they push their vehicles to the limits during the competition at the May 28 All American High School Drag Races at …
It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very …
Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason. This time it's a battle for the backup job. After bypassing a …
Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek's freshman twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill. It's something natural for them because the family has played and watched a lot of tennis. The sisters helped the …
Mental health

Jefferson Center opens new crisis center

There’s no way for a person to plan when and where they’re going to experience a crisis. Which means that those who are trained to help, like the staff of the Jefferson Center, have to go …

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