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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …
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Call not to name mass killers gaining traction

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face …

Motsenbocker widening to begin in spring

Construction will begin on Motsenbocker Road in Parker this April, according to plans from the Town of Parker. Improvements to the road will include widening the road between Todd Drive and Haswell …

Capitol Report: Bill aims to stop most scanner encryption

As more law enforcement and fire agencies across the state encrypt or consider encrypting their dispatch radio traffic, a bill was introduced March 12 that seeks to halt the trend. Blocking the …

Centennial noise-abatement efforts recognized nationally

Two top officials at Centennial Airport received the UC Davis Aviation Noise and Emissions Symposium's Walt Gillfillan Award. Dylan Heberlein, the airport's senior planner and noise specialist; and …

The Douglas County School District deploys school buses to help stranded motorists on I-25, among other highways, on March 13. By 7 p.m., the buses had rescued and transported more than 100 people.

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. …
Education

Douglas County School Board approves oversight committee

Douglas County School District's newest committee is a melting pot of backgrounds. One person comes from local government, another from the business community. Some are teachers. Others are parents. …
Students at Lakewood High School walk past vaping education posters in the hallway. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says Colorado is first in the nation for the number of teenagers who use vaporizers or e-cigarettes, calling the trend a public health crisis.

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was …

Help Douglas County School District plan for its future

Douglas County School District is asking community members for input on a roadmap for the district's future. The goal is to promote what board of education members and district leaders call a …
Many protesters believe that the proposed sex education bill is immoral and should not be taught in schools.

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of …

Olivia Farrar won the Voice of Democracy contest from the Parker VFW Post 4266. From left are Colorado Early Colleges Academic Dean Lily Harris, Farrar and Head of School Alex Tuel.

Teen wins scholarship, Voice of Democray Award

Olivia Farrar won the Parker Veterans of Foreign Wars post-level competition for her Voice of Democracy (VOD) audio essay Feb. 19, a highly touted competition granting her $750 toward college …
Business
Fitzgerald

Economic development partnership CEO retires

After leading the Denver South Economic Development Partnership since 2010, president and CEO Mike Fitzgerald will retire on March 28, according to a news release. Fitzgerald came to Denver South …

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. …
Noah Heaney, co-owner of Miners Saloon in Golden, pours a Batch 19 on March 1. The beer, recently re-released by AC Golden Brewing Company, is a pre-prohibition style lager.

Batch 19 provides history in a beer glass

Adolph Coors is likely smiling down at Colorado beer drinkers as they sip on his Batch 19 brew. It makes brewers “feel good seeing people enjoy something they created,” said David Coors, …

In Their Business

Program for small businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a free, seven-month intensive program that provides tools, training and networking to small business owners. Emerging …

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those …
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