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Development plan for Pillar of Fire land a concern for neighbors

A development along 235 acres southwest of Federal Boulevard and 88th might be inevitable, Shaw Heights neighbors said at a quickly organized Aug. 14 meeting, but they can steer what ends up on the … more

Colorado task force looks to reform behavioral health system

A new task force created by Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Human Services Director Michelle Barnes is setting out to examine the state's behavioral health system with the overarching … more

Donations to food bank flat as needs climb

The shelves are starting to look a little thin at one of the south metro area's biggest food banks. Donations are flat at Integrated Family Community Services — formerly called Interfaith — while … more

Environment, safety at center of Jefferson Parkway toll road debate

In September 2017, Randy Stafford walked into a public forum of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA), prepared to ask several questions about the public safety and environmental … more

Hickenlooper ends bid for White House

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Aug. 15 ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in … more

Deer Creek Park Fire officially contained

The Jefferson County Sherriff's Office confirmed this morning that a fire broke out near Deer Creek Park near Grizzly and Bear Claw Drives. Jefferson County Sherriff's Office Spokesperson Mike … more

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according … more

Gov. Polis visits Westminster kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis (D) visited Westminster's Cotton Creek Elementary Aug. 14 to mark the beginning of school and the start of the schools full-day kindergarten program. Polis toured the school … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

RidgeGate Parkway: the road to the future

The frequent traffic backups along RidgeGate Parkway are something to be expected these days. With just two lanes — one in each direction — for through traffic, backups can reach half a mile from … more

Castle Rock Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office to fully encrypt radio channels

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year's end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns … more

The strange case of the car in the lake

It's a case as murky as the waters of Ketring Lake. Scuba divers from South Metro Fire Rescue made a strange find in Ketring Lake, adjacent to the Littleton Museum, on July 23: a 1994 Honda Accord … more

Support strong for replacing Arapahoe County jail, weaker for courthouse

A proposal to ask voters to fund a new Arapahoe County Jail received unanimous support from a citizen advisory committee on Aug. 6, but similar proposals to replace the courthouse and district … more

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful … more

Castle Rock game hits Walmart shelves

Fans of Monopoly can now play a localized version of the popular board game. Castle Rock-Opoly, released in April, mirrors the well-known game of Monopoly but features local fixtures in the Castle … more

Denver City Council vote could backfire on inmates

Denver city councilors have refused to renew more than $10 million in contracts with two of the nation's largest private corrections companies that operate halfway houses in the city partly due to … more

Video-game studies don't show link to violence

Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. An online … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Tee time at Thornton’s TopGolf

As his golf ball sailed off over the green fairway, Nick Nizam turned his back to it, focusing on the computer screen behind him. Computer graphics showed the golf ball’s path as it sailed toward … more

District attorney calls for measures to curb gun violence

In the days following a pair of high-profile mass shootings, one in Ohio and one in Texas, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler announced a multi-pronged plan to prevent gun violence in … more
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