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Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in … more

5 things to know: Campus will lead to college, trades

Out in the wide-open grassland in the Dove Valley area just south of Centennial, construction workers are raising a new campus that will offer curriculum focused on “real-world skills” and … more

Officers justified in shooting man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy, report says

Officers were justified in shooting Matthew Riehl, the gunman killed Dec. 31 in an officer-involved shooting that began after Riehl opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies, according … more

Buck nominees appointed to U.S. service academies

Ten students from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District who were nominated by Congressman Ken Buck have received appointments to U.S. service academies, according to a July 9 news release from … more

In Their Business

Hobby Lobby opens new store Hobby Lobby opened its 20th store in Colorado at New Beale Street and CanAm Highway in Castle Rock. Guy Richardson is the store manager. Hobby Lobby has more than 800 … more

Telling tales of the High Line Canal

A new project is being launched that will focus on the social history of the High Line Canal, as told by the people who have created memories along its banks. The High Line Canal Conservancy project … more

South Platte River in Littleton closed to recreation after viral Facebook post

The South Platte River through Littleton will be closed to recreation for the first time in memory on July 14, in an attempt to prevent damage to the river habitat from potentially thousands of … more

More open houses set to discuss South Suburban aquatics plan

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is developing an aquatics master plan to evaluate its aquatics facilities and programs. To help guide the direction of the process, public input meetings took … more

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the … more

After truck fire, I-25 back open south of Arapahoe Road

A truck fire on southbound Interstate 25 south of East Arapahoe Road has closed down that direction of the highway and the light rail in the area, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. An extended closure is expected. more

Aerospace attraction coming to Centennial Airport

Aviation enthusiasts in the metro area are in for a new experience when an attraction by Wings Over the Rockies opens at Centennial Airport July 21. Visitors will be able to engage with interactive … more

City considers new car dealerships on Arapahoe Road

A proposal to allow more new car dealerships on the Arapahoe Road corridor has partly revived a debate that drew opposition from more than 4,000 Centennial residents in late 2016: Should certain … more

Woman wants climb to highlight mental health

A local woman is setting out to summit Mount Kilimanjaro at age 65 in an effort to raise awareness for mental health. Claire Averill, of Highlands Ranch, will begin her eight-day trip up the highest … more

4 county preschools earn seed grants to create outdoor learning areas

Four early childhood learning centers in Arapahoe County have been selected as Colorado Early Childhood Health Outdoors seed grant sites. Healthy, natural and affordable are the foundations of the … more

Sterling Ranch welcomes 100th family

Dave and Leslie Samson had been married five years and were looking to transition from a two-story home in Denver to a ranch-style home they could call their own. After touring several areas, … more

Customers can purchase state parks passes at self-service kiosks

Colorado State Parks has rolled out new self-serve kiosks that allow customers to purchase daily and annual state parks passes. The kiosks replace or augment existing systems that require customers … more

Rush Creek project: The power is blowin’ in the wind

On the hottest day of the year so far, dozens of Elbert County residents, local and state elected officials and Xcel Energy representatives gathered at the home of Jan and Virgil Kochis in Matheson, … more

Study finds coffee drinkers may live longer

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly … more

Fire restrictions abound in Denver metro area

Though state law spells out fire restrictions as falling under Stage 1, 2 or 3, allowable activities can vary widely between counties and municipalities. Here's a roundup of some current fire … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more
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