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South Metro Relay for Life coming up July 28

Join other cancer fighters in the Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial and Lone Tree areas July 28 at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of South Metro Denver. Local volunteers and … more

Man sentenced to 16 years for stabbing death in Englewood

The formerly homeless Englewood man accused of stabbing a Highlands Ranch real-estate agent pleaded guilty to second-degree murder July 13, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. … more

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next … more

Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in … more

Woman dies after double shooting in Littleton home

Littleton police are investigating after an early-morning shooting left two people hospitalized at a house in the 6000 block of South Broadway on July 17. The shooting, which occurred at about 6:30 … more

Officers justified in shooting man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy, report says

Officers were justified in shooting Matthew Riehl, the gunman killed Dec. 31 in an officer-involved shooting that began after Riehl opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies, according … more

South Platte River in Littleton closed to recreation after viral Facebook post

The South Platte River through Littleton will be closed to recreation for the first time in memory on July 14, in an attempt to prevent damage to the river habitat from potentially thousands of … more

More open houses set to discuss South Suburban aquatics plan

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is developing an aquatics master plan to evaluate its aquatics facilities and programs. To help guide the direction of the process, public input meetings took … more

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the … more

Aerospace attraction coming to Centennial Airport

Aviation enthusiasts in the metro area are in for a new experience when an attraction by Wings Over the Rockies opens at Centennial Airport July 21. Visitors will be able to engage with interactive … more

Sterling Ranch welcomes 100th family

Dave and Leslie Samson had been married five years and were looking to transition from a two-story home in Denver to a ranch-style home they could call their own. After touring several areas, … more

Neighbors encouraged to 'buy nothing'

Kathy Powers wants her neighbors to take her stuff. Powers helped clean out three relatives' homes last year — and ended up with a garage and basement full of, well, things. “It's close to 200 … more

Study finds coffee drinkers may live longer

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly … more

Summer giving expands at longtime festival

Denver residents kicked off summer once again with the city’s longest running neighborhood festival. This was the second year that Team Player Productions organized the People’s Fair. Capitol … more

The Curmudge bids farewell

This is the last you will hear from The Curmudge. As many of you know, “Life On Capitol Hill” has been sold, again — three times in the past four years. This publisher has a different formula, … more

Letter to the Editor: Gauging the success of homeless job programs

In response to the article “Colfax Works to break cycle of unemployment,” I’d like to throw in a few thoughts. I have been through homelessness, into shelters, and finally landed in the … more

Uptown's restaurant street is headed for change

Two buildings tower on either side of the 700 block of East 17th Avenue, their empty windows gathering dust as the space waits to be filled, a reminder that several longstanding businesses on the … more

July Capitol Hill Business and Development Roundup

Developments Tammen Hall A groundbreaking was held at the historic Tammen Hall building at 1010 E. 19th Ave. on June 26. The building is being converted into affordable apartments for seniors by MGL … more

Fire restrictions abound in Denver metro area

Though state law spells out fire restrictions as falling under Stage 1, 2 or 3, allowable activities can vary widely between counties and municipalities. Here's a roundup of some current fire … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more
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