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Wedding rings among items missing in alleged Castle Rock theft

A couple vacationing in Castle Rock this month said their trip took a turn for the worse when someone allegedly stole the wife's purse, which contained her Social Security card, approximately $2,000 …

Governor candidates keep slugging as election nears

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their …

Former Ponderosa security guard sentenced 8 years for sexually assaulting student

A former Ponderosa High School security guard was sentenced to eight years in prison Oct. 12 for sexually assaulting a student at the school.

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District.

Candidates for governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton.
Election 2018

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, …
Education
The sign at Arapahoe High School in Centennial reads, “Warriors always take care of one another! Good luck in your activities,” on Oct. 4. Two Arapahoe students died by suicide within just days of each other, the school announced in letters to parents.

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and …
Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
If approved, the $33 million mill levy override will focus on the needs of teachers and students.

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override …
School crisis expert Dr. Scott Poland talks to residents of the south metro Denver area about teen suicide prevention and parenting in the digital age. Hosted by three Douglas County organizations, the special event took place Sept. 19 at the Family Resource Pavilion in east Centennial.

Nationally recognized expert offers insight on parenting challenges

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school …

education

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as …
Business
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
Greg Moss, president and CEO of Metro North Chamber of Commerce, right, visits with Vince Aragon, Thornton’s sponsorship and marketing coordinator, at a VIP breakfast before the official Sept. 27 opening of the new Denver Premium Outlet mall in Thornton.

Celebrating and shopping at new Thornton mall

Every store in the new Denver Premium Outlet might not have been open when developers and city officials cut the ribbon Sept. 27 — but most of them were. “We were actually farther along than we …

Grocery tax's fate undecided in Castle Rock

Castle Rock has implemented a grocery tax on certain food items for more than 20 years, but that era could soon end. The town council took up a lengthy discussion in early September to review the 4 …
From left, Randal Mercer, chief technology officer of CoorsTek, Andreas Schneider, executive vice president of commercial for EMEA, and Johnathan Coors, co-CEO of CoorsTek, celebrate a ribbon cutting for the opening of CoorsTek’s newest research and development center in Uden, The Netherlands.

CoorsTek extends its mark in the world

Golden’s own CoorsTek is talking about thinking both globally and locally to meet its customers’ needs. “We want to be the world leader in engineered ceramic materials manufacturing and …

The outside of Innovation Pavilion’s headquarters at 9200 E. Mineral Ave. in Centennial Sept. 20. The company offers meeting, desk and office areas geared toward startups.

Future uncertain for Innovation Pavilion in Centennial

After shedding two CEOs in the span of about three months, Innovation Pavilion, a co-working campus geared toward startups and entrepreneurs, may move out of its headquarters in the wake of sexual …
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