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Suspects in 2009 Centennial slaying set for trial

Three of the four suspects in the 2009 death of a 23-year-old man in the Willow Creek neighborhood of Centennial will face trial in February, March and April, a judge decided on July 18. The death of …

Man sentenced to 16 years for stabbing death in Englewood

The formerly homeless Englewood man accused of stabbing a Highlands Ranch real-estate agent pleaded guilty to second-degree murder July 13, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. …

Seeing the Spring Creek Fire's wake

The Liberatores started their 2 1/2 hour journey to La Veta at nearly 11:30 a.m. on July 15. The Castle Rock family of three packed into their Jeep and traveled south along Interstate 25, on their …

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next …

Colorado aims to bolster failing foster system

Sweeping legislative reforms to Colorado's troubled foster care program take effect in August with the goal of revamping a system where kids graduate from high school at lower rates than homeless …
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Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 …

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …
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Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the …

Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Neighbors encouraged to 'buy nothing'

Kathy Powers wants her neighbors to take her stuff. Powers helped clean out three relatives' homes last year — and ended up with a garage and basement full of, well, things. “It's close to 200 …

Rush Creek project: The power is blowin’ in the wind

On the hottest day of the year so far, dozens of Elbert County residents, local and state elected officials and Xcel Energy representatives gathered at the home of Jan and Virgil Kochis in Matheson, …
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