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J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, speaks at the Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 18.

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …
Celia Gonzalez stands at the front of the Womxn's March before it was set to start. Gonzalez came to the March with her mother to represent Indigenous voices.

Marching with a new name, new focus

As she helped coordinate the 2019 Womxn’s March in Denver, Regan Byrd noticed a trend among previous attendees. “Some folks were disenchanted from the first march to the second march, saying it …
South Platte Park interpreter Victoria Sutton peers at the moon through a telescope as just as the Earth's shadow begins to traverse the disc.

Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse: 'There's a mystery to it'

You didn't need to buy tickets or go anywhere to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse on Jan. 20. But more than a hundred people gathered in a dark, snowy field at South Platte Park's Carson Nature …

Man dies of gunshot wounds in Centennial area

A 48-year-old man died of multiple gunshot wounds and was found in an outside area in unincorporated Arapahoe County on Jan. 18, according to the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office. Mark Daniel …
DeGette

U.S. Rep. DeGette named chair of investigations panel

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, was named chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations panel. The move Jan. 15 move gives the Colorado Democrat considerable sway …
Education
Arapahoe High School principal Natalie Pramenko, left, speaks at a Littleton Public Schools roundtable on Dec. 10. Next to her are Desiree and Michael Davis, whose daughter Claire was killed by a classmate in 2013.

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains …

Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school …
The sign at Arapahoe High School in Centennial reads, “Warriors always take care of one another! Good luck in your activities,” on Oct. 4. Two Arapahoe students died by suicide within just days of each other, the school announced in letters to parents.

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and …
Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
If approved, the $33 million mill levy override will focus on the needs of teachers and students.

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override …
Business

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …
Daniel Asher, a well-known chef in the Denver area, tops food samples Dec. 18 at Alumia Institute, a therapy campus for those in the early stages of dementia, at 9800 E. Geddes Ave. Asher is the chef consultant for the campus and designed its nutritional plan.

Therapy campus in Centennial area targets dementia

A one-stop shop for those facing the early stages of dementia is about to open in the Centennial area. “There’s nothing like this in the state of Colorado from beginning to end: Our testing, …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
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