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Aviation Career Day is industry door-opener

Mike Straka has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and calls himself a “trained scientist.” But his career path changed when he became chair of the Colorado Aviation Business Association about five years ago. “When you're flying,” said Straka, who's …
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How to be smart in the sun

Nicole Shultz has two children, ages 5 and 7. Like most parents, she’s endured the task of putting sunscreen on small, squirmy bodies. “You want coverage that you can wipe quick and go,” she said. Shultz, of Highlands Ranch, uses …
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    • Suspect in doctor's slaying ruled competent

      A Centennial man accused of shooting his neighbor to death and wounding two others, including his own wife, has been ruled competent to stand trial following an evaluation at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Kevin Lee Lyons, 46, is …

    • Student grant sparks environmental crusade

      A burgeoning interest in environmental awareness among Mackintosh Academy's 95 students started with 97 solar panels for the roofs of three of the school's buildings — a $95,000 project paid for by a student-written grant. Since then, “we've …

    • Arapahoe grad prepares for Naval Academy

      While her friends are preparing to head off to college, Alex Jackson is as well — but she's going to a different type of school. On June 26, the 2016 Arapahoe High School graduate will head east for “Plebe Summer,” which will prepare her …

    • Relay for Life rolls into South Metro area

      The American Cancer Society will bring its Relay for Life to five locations in the south metro area this summer, with the first one taking place this weekend in Centennial. Some 150 participants are expected to spend the day walking the track at …

    • South Metro Fire Rescue launches smartphone apps for sudden cardiac arrest victims

      South Metro Fire Rescue is the first fire district in Arapahoe and Douglas counties to activate two smartphone applications that firefighters hope will improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates by alerting CPR-trained professionals and …

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