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Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands …
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State legislator ‘surprised’ to find Trump supporters behind Capitol violence

A state legislator who publicly called into question whether it was truly supporters of the president who stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 now acknowledges that most of the people who have been …

Law enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …
The Backcountry Wilderness Wheat is on draft and in cans at Living the Dream Brewing Company, located near the Chatfield Reservoir.

Living the Dream brewery makes beer benefitting backcountry

The staff at Living the Dream Brewing Co. has developed a new beer, benefitting the Backcountry Wilderness Area in Highlands Ranch, that they hope is the perfect brew to enjoy during or after outdoor …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is shown addressing a chamber of commerce luncheon in January in Adams County. File photo

Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …

STEM School shooting trial again delayed

The forthcoming trial in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting case has been pushed back by months again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Devon Erickson, 20, is now scheduled to begin trial on May 24 …
Ananda Birungi, who is a freshman at Harvard University and recent graduate of Thornton High School. She is the recipient of the Emerging Community Leader medal. It is one of eight 2020 Governor’s Citizenship Medals, the highest honor in the state. Gov. Jared Polis chose Birungi for the medal for her work, among other things, on issues such as education access for young women of color.

Ananda Birungi believes her own story, and so do others

Adjusting to life as a freshman at Harvard University has its own set of pressures. Add to that a surprise phone conversation with Gov. Jared Polis. Yet, two weeks after moving from Northglenn to …
COVID-19: What you need to know
What you can do to protect yourself

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following recommendations to help the public avoid COVID-19. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 …

First few counties move to "protect our neighbors" phase

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Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on …
Following the U.S. House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump the afternoon of Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, issued a statement calling Trump “one of the greatest …
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent a recent morning visiting Sandstone Ranch in southwest Douglas County and learning about the 18-mile stretch of I-25 known as the Gap that is under construction. …
Parker Mayor Jeff Toborg is facing criticism from some town residents who say recent social media posts show that the mayor supports conspiracy theories about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. …
Life
It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show will be shown virtually Jan. 19 to May 31. Students continue to create both inside and outside the classroom, according to teacher Anna …
With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …
Photographer Carl Paulson is a Littleton Fine Arts Guild member who recently become a birder, which has led to new subjects for his camera, starting in his back yard and other nearby locations ... He …
Sports
         In the week before Christmas, Brighton High School swimmer Jespyn Bishop made his list, checked it twice and decided McKendree University was more than nice enough for him to enroll.
Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and …
The state’s winter sports (ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling boys and girls basketball and competitive spirit), now called “Season B” in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s vernacular, begin to play Monday, Jan. 25. Practice begins a week earlier.
AURORA – The state’s winter sports (ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling boys and girls basketball and competitive spirit), now called “Season B” in the Colorado High School …
On Edge: The impact of crises on mental health in Colorado

Heightened anxiety, depression test communities

On Denver’s west side, an elderly man had been managing his solitude just fine until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, taking with it what social life he had and leaving in its place a loneliness he had …

With family missing in war, her `mind is the hardest place to be'

Millete Birhanemaskel, a refugee, longtime Denver resident and businesswoman, grappled with 2020 as many others have: She tried to protect her family, her employees, her tenants from COVID's reach. …
They love each other. That should go without saying. They have, in fact, gone through hell and back for one another — and that was before 2020 rolled out its string of gut-twisting, sleep-depriving …
Dr. Patricia Westmoreland washes her hands 20 to 30 times each day she does rounds at the Medical Center of Aurora. That, she says, “doesn’t count sanitizing them who-knows-how-many times more” …
Eddie Kemm found the pool table early in the pandemic. It was the second one he had scouted after the governor’s order shut down the bars — including Kemm’s favorite pool hall — in late …
Until this year, Elizabeth Torres would not have called herself a particularly anxious person. Stressed, sure. Who wasn’t? Everyone has ups and downs. Torres was working a couple part-time jobs, …
EADS — “The Splotch,” as some here call the brown mark on the map they check weekly, is the color of scorched earth. Here in Kiowa County, farmers have always relied on whatever moisture …
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