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Orphaned ornaments await owners

At the Douglas County Parks and Trails Division office in Highlands Ranch, a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree holds a bevy of family treasures: custom ornaments, about 30 of them, forgotten on trees after …
Kagan

Four jockey to replace departing state senator

Arapahoe County Democrats are gearing up to pick a replacement for Daniel Kagan, who announced his resignation from the state Senate in early December. Kagan's resignation, announced on Dec. 5, takes …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …

Castle Rock police charge bus driver involved in fatal crash

One week following a Castle Rock crash that left a woman dead, police have charged the second driver involved. Steven Blair, 70, is charged with careless driving causing death and failing to yield …

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and …
News
There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …
The 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments after a devastating November fire are gearing up to haul their belongings out of the building, but many are concerned about being given just two …
A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles but operated illegal marijuana …
In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains …
Life
In this week’s special report called “Hear My Voice,” 15 young people from around the Denver metro area share their stories, their passions, their hopes for the future. They range in age from …
One walks through the edge of Adam and Greg’s simple living room on the way to a seat for Benchmark Theatre’s world premiere production of “What You Will” by local playwright Jeffrey Neuman. …
There’s a festive wreath on the door at the Depot Art Gallery at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton (just north of Buck Recreation Center) welcoming visitors/shoppers to the bright red …
Now open: “Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History,” in development for more than four years, is open at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. It tells a story in artifacts, visual, …
Sports
We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan …
Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it …
Amanda Hedges was the hitting leader and Zoey LeCompte handled the pitching. Those two players were the standouts and two of the best players in the south metro area during the softball season. …
Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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