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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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Arapahoe High School at 2201 E. Dry Creek Road in Centennial.

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 …
Dick Herdahl makes short work of the snow in his driveway along Ridge Road.

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 …
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.
The Parker restaurant and bar Takoda Tavern held a fundraiser March 9 to help pay travel and medical expenses for Christian Redman, the Army veteran who is dying of cancer and wanted to make a last trip to see his daughter and visit Key West. Parker resident Ron Meier, left, and Takoda owner Bob Nobles helped organize the event. Stopping by were Army veteran Derrick Riley, center, who is commander of the Elbert County VFW; Army veteran John Grose, who drove in from Bennett to support the cause; and WWII veteran Jack Plylar, 97, also an Elbert County resident.

‘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 …

PokeCo is Littleton's first poke salad restaurant, serving the traditional Hawaiian fish-and-rice dish with a creative flair.

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 …
Education

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 …

Defining great schools and teachers

Just before the December holiday break I received in the mail a glossy, 100-page magazine from Denver Public Schools. It was the 2019-20 school year “Great Schools Enrollment Guide” for middle …
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 …
Dane Myren, left, with his sister Elise, his mom Amy Duclos and his dad Ben at Merrill Middle School. Duclos has been working with DPS to try and come up with a solution to the large class sizes.

Denver parents disagree on co-location of Cory-Merrill schools

For the last seven years, Creativity Challenge Community (C3) has housed elementary school classes in the basement level of the Merrill Middle School building in the Cory-Merrill neighborhood. But …

Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As …
Business

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. …
The Englewood Cochino Tacos opened in 2016. The restaurant is opening a second location in Denver on South Broadway.

Washington Park Profile: March Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
The Cherry Creek Shopping Center has become popular with stores that got their start online, says Nick LeMaster, the general manager of the mall. Untuckit will be opening in the mall next door to Warby Parker, both are online-based stores.

Cherry Creeks moves to sun-powered shopping

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center will flip the switch this month on a new set of solar panels being installed on the roof. Nick LeMasters, the general manager of the mall, said the amount of sun that …

Homeless job program on Colfax to offer housing

In a new partnership with Ready to Work, the Colfax Works program will expand into offering transitional housing and case management support for working crews, according to a news release from the …

Lisa Ruskaup stands in her new Habit Doughnut Dispensary and Carbon Cafe and Bar location in the Five Points neighborhood. It is the second location for the business.

Life on Capitol Hill: March Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
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