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Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock police departments are in the process of putting all their officers and dispatchers through Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … more

Globetrotting around the world

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve encountered the Harlem Globetrotters at some point. The team has been entertaining basketball fans and wider … more

Flu season makes impact across Colorado

A record number of Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu this year, and metro-area health officials are urging residents to get the vaccine for the contagious illness if they haven't already … more

GOP governor candidates avoid squabbles in forum

Powerful statewide positions and big family names — think Bush and Romney — hover over the Republican race for governor. But political posturing about being an outsider was also on display at a … more

Parents, students, educators rally at state Capitol

School choice advocates from around the state gathered Feb. 16 at the Colorado Capitol to send a message to state legislators about cyberschools and online learning in Colorado. Parents, students and … more

Democrats in Colorado Legislature stop three gun bills

Three gun-related proposals — one propelled by a former Columbine High School student — in the state Legislature hit a wall the week after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17, but … more

There are powerful traits that make difference makers different

What is it about those people who make a difference in our lives? Sometimes it is just the littlest thing that they have done or shown us, and other times it is something so profound that it has an … more

Knock off the buffering against winter suffering

This is the winter of my discontented discontent. You call this winter? How am I going to appreciate spring if winter is spring? I need a few sunless days, and to be closed in by snowbanks. I want … more

‘America’s Musical Journey’ on IMAX screen at museum

“America’s Musical Journey,” a new 40-minute, 3D IMAX film, opened on Feb. 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. The … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Calling all women

The Athena Project has an inspiring effect on the people and artists who get involved with the annual festival. Just ask Dominique Flores, the events coordinator with Athena. “I started as an … more

At 20, Terry is veteran of international hockey

Troy Terry is only 20 years old but can be considered a veteran of international ice hockey play. Terry, a junior forward on the University of Denver team who was a Rock Canyon student for two years, … more

Parties look for front-runners to emerge in crowded gubernatorial race

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo — known for his hardline stance against illegal immigration — was shaping up to be the GOP front-runner for this year’s governor’s race, some … more

Bringing Malcolm X to life for a new generation

When future national Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace was a young man, he read a book that changed his life, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Malcolm X’s passionate pursuit of … more
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