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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. … 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

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

Littleton house damaged by fire day before condemnation hearing

A south Littleton home was damaged by fire on March 19 — one day before a scheduled hearing to determine if the house should be torn down following years of city code violations. Firefighters … 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

Arapahoe High to hold suicide-prevention walk

Two years in a row of students dying by suicide haven't been easily forgotten at Arapahoe High School. This April, students are taking action to put mental health at the forefront of the community's … more

Littleton avoids major issues amid blizzard

School was canceled, city offices were closed, trees were toppled and swaths of the city went without power — but Littleton still fared better than some areas amid the “bomb cyclone” blizzard … 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

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

Poke salad arrives in Littleton

The Denver foodie scene has come a long way from the cowtown days, but there's a good chance you've never heard of poke salad. Pronounced “pokey,” the Hawaiian dish centered on raw fish and rice … more

App lets you visit an Arapahoe County inmate from anywhere

A new app allows family members and friends to virtually visit an inmate in the Arapahoe County jail from anywhere with internet access. The Anywhere Visit social media technology by Securus … more

Meals on Wheels needs a new home — fast

TLC Meals on Wheels has helped keep thousands of seniors and people with disabilities in their homes. Now, the nonprofit needs the community's help to find them a home of their own. TLC, now in its … more

How should city slice up funding pie for parks, trails?

As development reshapes the look of Littleton, the city's Open Space Task Force has developed specific priorities for open-space funding. The task force, convened in summer 2018, sought to synthesize … 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

State lawmakers consider ending death penalty

Democrats who control Colorado's Legislature are rushing to act on a bill to repeal the state's little-used death penalty, holding a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6, just two days after … more

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. … more

Teens’ creativity soars in nonprofit’s art studio class

After setting up tables for class, teenagers come to collect paints, markers, paper or brushes for their individual projects. Often, they stop to chat with Karl Poulson, an art teacher who has been … more

Grandoozy pumps the brakes

Grandoozy, the new music festival that organizers had hoped would become a Denver institution, is taking a break in 2019 after one year. The festival ran over three days last September, drawing in an … more

DU students to build home powered by renewable energy

A team of 20 University of Denver students will be participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2020 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge, the university announced in a news release. In a series of … more
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