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Mural of Kendrick Castillo unveiled in downtown Denver

A mural of Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old student killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, has been unveiled in downtown Denver. The mural, showing Kendrick in a suit and tie, is …
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Ex-Broncos player pleads not guilty to assault in Douglas County

A former Denver Broncos player who was arrested in May in Douglas County has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanors related to the incident. Cody Latimer, 28, who was on the …
A small airplane takes off in front of the control tower at Rocky Mountain Municipal Airport Oct. 22.

Roundtable targets airport noise

A group of six northwest metro Denver cities and Jefferson County will begin discussing ways to manage airplane takeoff and landing noise in 2021. It’s part of a Rocky Mountain Municipal …
election 2020

Jeffco organization voting guides

There are several statewide ballot measures this year, and the issues and implications behind each of them are not always immediately apparent.Add to that a long list of potential candidates, and it is easy to see how most of us could use some guidance by a trusted source.
South Metro fire crews pose next to a Type 3 brush engine, which is designed to fight urban wildland fires.

Snow pauses wildfire growth, officials cautious

Parts of northern Colorado around the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires received up to a foot of snow between Oct. 25 and 26, pausing the growth of the two largest wildfires in state history. …

Michael Miller, the opioids iniatives coordinator at JCPH and Pamela Gould, Jefferson County’s Communities That Care coordinator, distributed “Save A Life” kits at O’Keefe Park in Lakewood on Oct. 25.

New effort to get fentanyl testing strips, Narcan in hands of at-risk youth

Michael Miller knows what it means to overdose. He’s survived three of them after being revived by Narcan all three times. But he’s also known others who weren’t so lucky. “I have lost more …
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A Douglas County School District school bus.

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts.

Adams 12 moves back to remote option

Adams 12 middle and high school students will stay home for the rest of the current semester, relying on remote learning to keep up with their classes. The Adams 12 Board of Education voiced their …
VIP's shovel dirt at the groundbreaking for Warren Tech South.
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Warren Tech South construction underway

Warren Tech, Jeffco Public Schools’ designated Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, officially broke ground on its third campus on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Warren Tech …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …

Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back

Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. …
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Guitars hang on a wall at Spaceman Guitars.

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away …
Gaby Berben stands outside her restaurant, Gaby's German Eatery, at 245 South Harlan Street in Lakewood.

Winter is coming for struggling Jeffco restaurants

For nearly 15 years, Virgilio Urbano has served up some of the most acclaimed and popular pizzas in Jefferson County, first from a small storefront in Lakewood and later a much larger restaurant in …

Chamber celebration offers COVID options

The 2020 version annual gala hosted by the Westminster Chamber of Commerce will try to take individual concerns about COVID-19 into account later this month. “It’s going to be a hybrid — part …
The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …

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In tax reform executive order, devil is in the details

There’s a rumor out of Washington, D.C., that workers’ regular paychecks are about to fatten as the federal government quits collecting certain taxes. Sure, maybe. But, as usual, the devil …
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