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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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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. …

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 …
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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 …

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 …

Standley Lake won’t be a home to motor boats and water skiers this summer. City officials have banned any water craft that needs to be put into the water with a trailer for 2019 for fears of contamination.

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 …
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An artist's rendering of the Sturm Collaboration Campus, which is slated to begin classes this fall. It is located in The Meadows neighborhood of Castle Rock, bringing higher education to the growing town.

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 …
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, …
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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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