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City council debates $500,000 solution to Denver's dog park problem

For years, Taylor Nelson would load dogs Ozzie and Titan into his car, start the engine and embark on his half-hour daily commute. Except he wasn't commuting to work — he was going to the dog park. … more

Division still plays out after recall, shakeups in Englewood

In one of the most drawn-out political rifts in recent memory in Englewood, two factions stand out in stark contrast in recent months: one claiming to push the city closer to true accountability, and … more

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old … more

Former gang member appointed to Denver's crime prevention commission

A former gang member and Denver native has been appointed by Mayor Michael Hancock to serve on Denver’s Crime Prevention and Control Commission. Leo Alirez, from the Denver Inner City Parish, … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more
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