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Shooting in Olde Town Arvada

Arvada police are investigating a shooting in Olde Town Arvada that resulted in the death of an officer.  Arvada Police Department PIO Dave Snelling confirmed to reporters that three people died. Among them an APD officer, a civillian that described as "a Good Samaritan" and the shooting suspect. 

STEM verdicts spark strong emotions in court

After two years of anger and sorrow, John and Maria Castillo cried tears of joy June 15 as a jury found the person who fatally shot their son guilty of first-degree murder.   Devon …

Anti-bullying law signed, two years after boy’s suicide

After Jack Padilla, a freshman at Cherry Creek High School, took his own life in February 2019, his father, Rick Padilla, made it his mission to make a difference in the lives of youths who face …

Equity policy keeps sparking comments

The Douglas County School Board predicted back in March that an equity policy the board was considering would upset some parents. But perhaps board directors underestimated just how unhappy some …

Seven accused in money laundering

Capping off a nearly two-year investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced multiple arrests in what is being called one of the largest money-laundering …
STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect 18-year-old Devon Erickson, makes a court appearance at the Douglas County Courthouse May 15, 2019, in Castle Rock, Colorado.

STEM shooter found guilty of first-degree murder

After five hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial against Devon Erickson found that he is guilty of first- degree murder for his role in the attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, …
John Castillo speaks with reporters June 15 after a jury found Devon Erickson, the person who fatally shot his son, guilty of first-degree murder. He stood in front of investigators and prosecutors from the district attorney's office.

STEM verdicts spark strong emotions in court

After two years of anger and sorrow, John and Maria Castillo cried tears of joy June 15 as a jury found the person who fatally shot their son guilty of first-degree murder.   Devon …
The view from atop a vintage fire truck as the Fire Muster parade rolls down Main Street.

‘It’s great to be back’

It was hard to miss the return of the Littleton Fire Muster. After a year off, the annual shindig celebrating the legacy of the American fire service came roaring back down Main Street in Littleton …
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Westminster council fails to fill vacant seat after 99 rounds of voting

Westminster City Council was not able to appoint someone to a vacant council seat after 99 rounds of voting, topping the council's previous 78-round record. During a 2 1/2-hour special meeting on …
A mountain goat peeks around the corner of the restroom building at the Mount Evans summit Friday morning. Several photographers and onlookers were excited to see alpine wildlife, as the highway to the summit has been closed to vehicle traffic since September 2019.

Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …
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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 …

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Westminster water and sewer rates won’t go up next year by 3.9 and 5.5. percent, respectively, Westminster City Council decided at a June 14 meeting. Five members of the city council voted against …
Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy Staff reports Cesar Irreza, who pled guilty in April to attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference charges in …
Littleton’s Fire Muster is back this Father’s Day weekend, starting with a fire truck parade down Main Street followed by a free fun-filled gathering at Arapahoe Community College on the …
One person is dead after a plane hit an electrical line and crashed in an open field in the Lone Tree area near Interstate 25, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The crash caused a fire the …
Life
Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …
One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is participating in Juneteenth festivities and is inviting the community to attend its Juneteenth events which take place June 18-20. The events range from virtual and …
Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …
Sports
Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Prairie View High School’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to play in the state’s newest classification starting in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
AURORA -- Frederick's Olivia Fauerbach carded a 96 in the opening round of the state 4A girls golf tournament at Common Ground Golf Course June 21. Fauerbach, a senior and four-time state …
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