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On Nov. 30, Jennifer Laber was found dead with her two sons, ages 3 and 5, in the family minivan outside a closed Sports Authority. Just two months later, on Jan. 30, Cristi Benavides and her … more
Rising home equity and decreasing property tax rates sound like a win-win for Colorado homeowners. But Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell warns there is a downside. “It’s kind of a nice thing because our taxes won’t increase,” she said. … more
Chambers of Commerce are designed to help their businesses grow and prosper in the community, bring in new customers and contribute to the economy. But that’s not their only focus — chambers also inform and connect the residents of their … more
Jackie Bradley moved to Highlands Ranch 25 years ago when there was little development south of Highlands Ranch Parkway and University Boulevard and County Line Road were two-lane streets. “I've seen a lot of changes,” said Bradley, whose … more
In early March, participants stood in line with anxious excitement, waiting to lose something dear of theirs, their hair, for a good cause. The Arapahoe and Douglas County sheriff’s offices teamed to raise money and shave off their hair for the … more
Londa Mull isn't your typical couch surfer. “I'm technically homeless, and I chose this,” she said with a smile. After her four adult children moved out, Mull, a 50-year-old former real estate broker's assistant, began looking for a … more
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For years, those working in the criminal justice system within Douglas County, Arapahoe County and Aurora have faced long wait times for forensic and DNA evidence processing at the state lab. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, however, has … more
A proposal to build a $15.2 million crime lab for Douglas and Arapahoe counties and the city of Aurora has the official stamp of approval needed to start the project. The city and both counties have signed a final version of the project's … more
Denver resident Andrea Pérez recently took her 5-year-old daughter Yizel to the dentist. The Jan. 14 visit didn’t go very well — Yizel had to get five fillings that Saturday. “I was not happy about that,” Pérez said. “It clicked … more
Jordan Smith, a fifth-grade student from Golden View Classical Academy in Golden, stood on the steps of the state Capitol and spoke about her school and the opportunities it provides. She said she … more
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