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Eight candidates vying for IREA board seats

Customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association will elect four board members, and they’ve got a pool of eight candidates to choose from. The Sedalia-based IREA serves 11 counties in or … more

Arapahoe High School teacher suspected of sex assault

Arapahoe High School teacher Sarah Porter was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child on March 22, according to a letter from Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert. Porter, … more

Englewood duck-pond murder suspect found guilty on all counts

The more than two-year slog of seeing a Louisiana man through trials for two Denver-area murders came to a close with a jury finding Mikhail Anthony Purpera guilty on all counts in his Englewood … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

Call not to name mass killers gaining traction

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face … more

Man found guilty of killing Elbert County rancher

Edward Butler had sold the ranch, but he was taking care of the rural Elbert County property while the new owners were away. On Jan. 23, 2016, Butler noticed an unfamiliar vehicle outside the trailer … more

Governor signs law on electoral pact

Colorado has joined a compact of states that have pledged to pool their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote. On March 15, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed into … more

Mussel tussle: Contamination worries lead to motorboat ban

Powered watercraft, jet skis and any boat that needs to be brought in on a trailer will be banned from Standley Lake this summer for fears that non-native mussel species could be introduced. The city … more

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from … more

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 … more

Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which … more

Northglenn puts canal cleanup on ice

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 … more

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. … more

Lenten season begins

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. more

Road closures, power outages reported as storm wreaks havoc on Denver metro area and beyond

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. more

‘I’ll be there for my little girl’

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 … more

Teen gets life sentence in Campbell murder

The teenager who admitted to killing 10-year-old Kiaya Campbell in June 2017 will go to prison for a minimum of 40 years, according to sentencing in Adams County District Court March 11. Aidan Demmie … more

Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple … more

Dreams, hard work keys to success for Northglenn’s Lieutenant General

As a member of the Northglenn Dolphins swim team, Lt. General Laura Richardson said she learned so much that would make her successful in her later life. But it almost didn’t happen. “The first … more

South Metro firefighter remembered for close ties to family, friends, colleagues after tumor battle

The firefighter was humble, but his influence will ring out far beyond his time on Earth. That's the picture family, friends and a colleague painted of Cody Mooney, 31, a firefighter in the south … more
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