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Making time for March Madness

Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the …

Elbert County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to declare Elbert County a Second Amendment sanctuary county at their March 13 meeting. Commissioners heard comments from more than a …
McVicker-Thornton

Elizabeth man accused of killing his mother

An Elizabeth man was jailed March 12 on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, according to court and jail records. Wade Garrett McVicker-Thornton, 24, is …
The Douglas County School District deploys school buses to help stranded motorists on I-25, among other highways, on March 13. By 7 p.m., the buses had rescued and transported more than 100 people.

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. …
Latest video

VIDEO: Don't Mess With Our Kids rally in Denver, Feb. 27

A crowd of concerned people gathered on the steps of the Colorado Capitol building on Feb. 27, to protest a legislative bill that would change how sexual education is handled in Colorado schools, entitled HB19-1032 Comprehensive Sex Education.

News
An annual harbinger of spring in Northglenn has been canceled in the wake of the massive mid-March storm that coated Colorado’s Front Range snow.The city canceled the annual Farmer’s …
Clergy from Northglenn's Church of the Beloved and Northglenn's United Church of Christ took to the parks and commuter hot spots on Ash Wednesday to pray and to mark foreheads with ashes to mark the beginning of the lentent season. This is the third year the Ecumenical Catholic Church, working with clergy from Northglenn's United Church of Christ, have taken their Ash Wednesday services into the community, offering ashes to Interstate 25 commuters at the Wagon Road Park and Ride before moving to the Northglenn's E. B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park.
Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of the Colorado National Guard and declared an emergency as a blizzard continued to sweep across the Front Range the afternoon of March 13.
Maverick’s Last Ride didn’t start exactly as Christian Redman — called Maverick in his Army days — had hoped. He was scheduled to leave March 4 from his Parker home with fellow veteran Ray …
Life
Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and …
“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation …
Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …
To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …
Sports
Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar …
Cherry Creek junior guard Jana Van Gytenbeek and the rest of the Bruins were smiling and celebrating on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Bruins defeated two-time defending champion Grandview, …
Lakewood resident Chloe Poston loves to ski.The fifth grader at Rooney Ranch Elementary said her family tries to go skiing every weekend during the winter, but on a most recent weekend, she got to …
Holy Family Girls basketballers punched their Colorado 4A Final Four ticket March 1 beating Greeley Central 52-42, in a CHSAA Great 8 playoff game at Holy Family High School. Leading by only 3 at the …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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