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Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

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 … more

The road to Mars includes a detour through Lakewood

In Robert Zubrin’s Lakewood office hangs a photo he took in 2009 of a space shuttle taking off to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission he strongly advocated for, despite pushback from … more

Mid-legislative session Q&A: Tom Sullivan

State Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Centennial, serves in House District 37, including central and east Centennial, nearby unincorporated Arapahoe County areas and the Town of Foxfield. The retired Air Force … more

Mid-legislative session Q&A: Jack Tate

State Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, serves in Senate District 27, which includes Centennial, nearby unincorporated Arapahoe County areas and the Town of Foxfield. The small-business owner was first … more

Centennial board, commission have openings

The City of Centennial is accepting applications to fill openings on the board of review and the planning and zoning commission. The board of review considers appeals to the building code. Applicants … more

South Metro Fire celebrates new station in Centennial

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel gathered for the grand-opening ceremony at the new Station 32 building. Local officials, including Centennial City Councilmember Candace Moon, came to the March 2 … more

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 … more

Arapahoe High to hold suicide-prevention walk

Two years in a row of students dying by suicide haven't been easily forgotten at Arapahoe High School. This April, students are taking action to put mental health at the forefront of the community's … more

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 … more

Calm after storm in Centennial

The word “bombogenesis” may easily fade from memory in western Centennial, where the harrowing effects of the winter storm across the Front Range were hard to spot the next day. Several school … more

Road closures, power outages reported as storm wreaks havoc on Denver metro area and beyond

Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of the Colorado National Guard and declared an emergency as a blizzard continued to sweep across the Front Range the afternoon of March 13. more

‘I’ll be there for my little girl’

Maverick’s Last Ride didn’t start exactly as Christian Redman — called Maverick in his Army days — had hoped. He was scheduled to leave March 4 from his Parker home with fellow veteran Ray … more

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 … more

Local church leaders pray for truth and justice for victims

For Monsignor Thomas Fryar of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, the recently announced diocese-law enforcement investigation into child sexual abuse within the church is a strong step in … more

Centennial accepting applications for youth commission, awards

Centennial teens can help city officials learn about the concerns of the city's youth while encouraging greater youth participation in city issues. Centennial is accepting applications for its youth … more

Sheriff's unit seeks support to add K-9 deputies

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has launched a campaign to help add three new K-9 deputies to its workforce. The deputies also will need protective vests and at-home handler kennels. The … more

Poke salad arrives in Littleton

The Denver foodie scene has come a long way from the cowtown days, but there's a good chance you've never heard of poke salad. Pronounced “pokey,” the Hawaiian dish centered on raw fish and rice … more

App lets you visit an Arapahoe County inmate from anywhere

A new app allows family members and friends to virtually visit an inmate in the Arapahoe County jail from anywhere with internet access. The Anywhere Visit social media technology by Securus … more

Meals on Wheels needs a new home — fast

TLC Meals on Wheels has helped keep thousands of seniors and people with disabilities in their homes. Now, the nonprofit needs the community's help to find them a home of their own. TLC, now in its … more
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