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Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in … more

Miller pulls Pine Curve offer, property back up for sale

UDC Miller, the company interested in buying the Pine Curve property in downtown Parker, has terminated its purchase and sale agreement with the town, effectively ending its negotiations to buy the property. The property is back on the market. more

Give Local event returns for second year

The PACE Center is hosting 14 Parker nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day — Dec. 10 — to showcase the local charities. Parker's second Give Local event will run from 7 to 9 a.m. at the PACE Center, … more

O'Brien Park playground equipment to be updated

Kids and parents will have a say in what the future of O'Brien Park's playground will look like, and the Town of Parker is encouraging as many people as possible to provide feedback for the downtown … more

Parents vow to fight Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy

Brad Wann counts the months he and his family have been protesting the Douglas County School District’s medical marijuana policy. Fourteen. Fifteen. Now 16. With little progress. In October, school … more

South metro area law enforcement agencies blocking radio traffic

As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and … more

E-cigarette effect on teen smoking is far from settled

In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. … more

Eligible residents can apply for help with winter costs

Douglas County residents who need help with winter heating costs may apply for energy assistance through the State of Colorado's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The program is seasonal, and … more

Douglas County seeks applicants for boards, commissions

Douglas County residents looking for a way to be active in their community can apply to serve on one of the county's advisory boards, committees or commissions. “From the cultural council to the … more

How to help Douglas County winter shelters

Now that Douglas County is experiencing more frequent freezing temperatures, it's likely that those who are struggling in the area are leaning on the county's winter shelter network. The network, … more

E-470 ExpressToll customers continue to save

An ExpressToll rate freeze implemented Jan. 1, 2018, will keep 2017 toll rates in place for ExpressToll drivers on E-470 through 2020 after a unanimous vote by the E-470 board of directors. According … more

Victim's mother gives emotional testimony in STEM suspect's hearing

Sobs filled a Douglas County courtroom the day before Thanksgiving as the mother of a teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting spoke about her son. Throughout Maria Castillo's … more

Much of Denver metro area dealing with more than a foot of snow

As a snowstorm continued across Colorado, authorities were urging motorists not to travel Tuesday.  Many communities across the metro area were reporting more than a foot of snow as morning gave way to early afternoon. more

Parker police receive misdirected 911 call from Colorado Springs shooting

Parker police responded to a 911 call at the Cottonwood King Soopers that originated from El Paso County and was intended for a local King Soopers in Colorado Springs, according to officials. Josh … more

Storm could bring a foot or more of snow to Denver metro area

The National Weather Service issued the following information this morning about the approaching storm: A winter storm will strengthen as it moves over the mountains and across northeastern … more

Parker Tap House to buy Schoolhouse Gym property

The owners of Parker Tap House are near finalizing a purchase and sale agreement for the Schoolhouse Gym property to begin construction of its two-story restaurant and sports bar. The applicant to … more

Parker pilot helps young people discover flight

A pilot from Parker has given more than 200 young people free demonstration airplane rides as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight. … more

Nearly two dozen languages spoken at Northridge Elementary

Originally from Russia, Anna Shustikova never planned on moving to the United States. She and her husband entered a green card lottery out of curiosity, and to her surprise, won. They didn’t know … more

STEM shooting victims' families take the stand, recounting day of panic, fear

Yuritzia Ojeda-Ayala casually opened a text as she walked with a student in the elementary school where she served as an assistant principal, not knowing her life was about to change. In the message, … more

Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the … more
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