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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 …
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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 …

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 …
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. …
Norman Michaud of Northglenn’s United Church of Christ marks Judy Villano with ashes to mark Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season March 6 at Northglenn’s E. B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. This is the third year the church, working with clergy from Northglenn’s Church of the Beloved, have taken their Ash Wednesday services into the community. Clergy members began the day offering ashes to Interstate 25 commuters at the Wagon Road Park and Ride before moving to the Northglenn park.

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.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office shared this photo of southbound I-25 just north of the Palmer Divide on Twitter about 11 a.m. March 14. "This is why I25 isn’t open yet," the Tweet said.

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.
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Many protesters believe that the proposed sex education bill is immoral and should not be taught in schools.

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of …

$1.4 million gift to Regis athletic program

A $1.4 million donation to the Regis University athletics program will go toward the construction of a multi-functional practice facility, providing additional training space and accommodations for …
Students at Lakewood High School walk past vaping education posters in the hallway. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says Colorado is first in the nation for the number of teenagers who use vaporizers or e-cigarettes, calling the trend a public health crisis.

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was eating …
Anaiah Cortes, student at Stevens Elementary, poses for a picture next to her self-portrait.

Show celebrates elementary student art

Red Rocks Community College was swarming with budding artists and their families Feb. 22 for the opening reception of the 2019 Elementary Jeffco Schools Foundation Art Exhibit. “When they're here, …

Denver Public Schools, teachers’ union reach tentative deal to end strike

The strike that began Monday is apparently over.
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Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …
Noah Heaney, co-owner of Miners Saloon in Golden, pours a Batch 19 on March 1. The beer, recently re-released by AC Golden Brewing Company, is a pre-prohibition style lager.

Batch 19 provides history in a beer glass

Adolph Coors is likely smiling down at Colorado beer drinkers as they sip on his Batch 19 brew. It makes brewers “feel good seeing people enjoy something they created,” said David Coors, …
A digital rendering of Cinderella City mall. Local architect Josh Goldstein posts progress of The Cinderella City Project, his effort to virtually recreate the mall, online.

Virtual tour brings Cinderella City mall back to life

The ruins of the Cinderella City mall two decades ago are partly what inspired Josh Goldstein — then a young child — to become an architect. Now, Goldstein is taking nostalgists down a memory …
Foothills Animal Shelter’s veterinarians prepare for a surgery on Feb. 28 in the shelter’s surgical suite. Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden is one of eight Denver-area animal shelters participating in the Connect for Care program facilitated by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager …

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those …
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