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Arrest made in 2010 slaying of teacher

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office announced it has arrested Dan Pesch, 34, in connection with the 2010 death of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Pesch was arrested on Dec. 19 in Littleton by … more

Intern’s sexual harassment claim not true, state senator says

A former state House intern has filed a formal complaint accusing state Sen. Jack Tate of sexual harassment, and Tate said he has no recollections of any interactions with such House employees. “I … more

Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Time to talk: Community members form unique mental health partnership

Several Douglas County administrators sat on one side of a large rectangular table. The deputy county attorney was a few seats down, near a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Representatives from … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Migration out of Colorado reaches record in 2016

A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that Colorado saw its … more

Woman accused of hitting cop with car suspected in rash of crimes

The woman accused of hitting a Littleton police officer with a stolen car in June had been arrested in connection with or suspected of crimes in three incidents earlier in the year, police and court … more

Wheat Ridge gets into the spirit of the season

The mood was merry in te line of eager youngsters and their parents waiting in line for a children's choo-choo that circulated during the Wheat Ridge 2017 Holiday Celebration and tree … more

Going beyond English for all inclusive libraries

During the first few years after Gloria Pérez-Álvarez moved from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the U.S. in Jefferson County, she would only venture out into the community for necessary errands such as to … more

Sex-crime victims have allies in SANE nurses

Jennifer Bishara often meets people on the worst day of their lives. Bishara, a nurse, is the director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program — or SANE/SAFE … more

Rosier hopes to leave 'good legacy' as he moves on

Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Rosier believes it is important for individuals to be engaged with the community in which they live. So even after he assumes his role as general manager of the … more

I-25 'Gap' project gaining momentum

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner recently attended a briefing with the I-25 Gap Coalition to discuss the progress of accelerating improvements along the stretch of road. “Our highways look like they did in … more

Locally built Mars probe almost ready for launch

A locally built robotic lander destined for Mars is almost ready to take off, and engineers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems are excited to watch it leave. The InSight Mars lander was largely built … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … more

Long road to recovery, but Colorado Mills reopens after six months

Six months after a devastating hailstorm closed its doors, Colorado Mills Mall is reopening — at least partially — just in time for the holiday season. The mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave, opens to … more

12 military families to win holiday getaway

Twelve Colorado-based military families will receive a staycation at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort as part of the Military Merriment Initiative. Colorado has eight military … more

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with an herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription … more

As many large retailers struggle, cities seek solutions

As old-guard retailers shutter stores and lay off workers in the face of shifting consumer habits, Colorado municipalities are in a precarious position due to an unusual tax structure that depends … more

24 suspects indicted in illegal marijuana-grow operation

Two dozen people suspected of participating in a drug-trafficking ring that illegally grew marijuana in at least 10 homes in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties have been indicted on at least nine … more

Deer spoiling for a fight

Throughout Colorado, deer are in the midst of their mating season and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts. “Buck deer can be aggressive and … more
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