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MuckFest is proof that grime does pay

The eighth annual Denver MuckFest MS fun run brought thousands to Parker's Salisbury Park to run, dive and roll around in the mud for charity on Sept. 15. The 2018 muddy fun run came to Parker for …

6th Congressional District a national nail-biter

In a wide slice of the Denver suburbs — including a city where one in five people is foreign-born — Democrats have not been able to edge out Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who might as well …

Man killed by Douglas County deputies identified as wanted felon

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a suspect shot and killed by deputies near Sedalia last month, along with body camera and dash-camera footage of the incident that …

Equine infectious anemia confirmed in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received presumptive positive equine infectious anemia test results Aug. 24 from the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory. An additional …

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office …
News
Elizabeth Osterhoudt, a Native American teenager from Castle Rock, said aside from her brother, she knows one other youth with Native American heritage. That's her friend Delia Abila, also a Castle …
U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their …
In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. …
In an unexpected turn of events, a Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing a Colorado state trooper after hitting him with his vehicle in 2016. Noe …
Life
Sleeping Beauty” begins the season for Colorado Ballet, Oct. 5 to 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, with traditional choreography by Mario …
Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month …
Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda …
The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green …
Sports
Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this …
Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, …
Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man …
Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the …
Mental health
Walk for suicide prevention at Coors Field

Highlands Ranch residents Sheri Cole and Lori Harper both lost a child to suicide. For the past year, they have been organizing the upcoming Metro Denver Out of the Darkness Community Walk, an annual …

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