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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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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. …
Sullivan

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 …
Tate

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 …

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 …

Audience members sit as a South Metro Fire Rescue official stands March 2 at the lectern alongside other local officials, including Centennial City Councilmember Candace Moon, sitting in gray and red, on right. They gathered for the grand opening ceremony at the new South Metro Fire Rescue Station 32 building at 5945 S. Quebec St. in Centennial. The old building closed for demolition in 2017 after four decades. A wall mural was preserved from the original station and reinstalled, according to a news release by South Metro. Station 32 is home to seven firefighters per shift who work there for 48 hours at a time. The station includes a fitness area, training room, day room, kitchen, dining area, offices, quiet study spaces, equipment storage and a large emergency vehicle garage with four apparatus bays, the release said.

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 …
Education
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 …
Pritchett

5 questions for Kiera Pritchett, online-school student in Centennial

A car wreck can be a terrifying experience, but for Kiera Pritchett, it was just another time her education applied to the real world. “I was on my way to work, I was riding the bus, and the car …
Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As …
Polis

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new …

A group of third graders at Fairmount Elementary School in Golden work together on an activity called Coding Dash in the school’s STEM teacher Angie Blomquist’s classroom on Jan. 15.

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated …
Business
PokeCo is Littleton's first poke salad restaurant, serving the traditional Hawaiian fish-and-rice dish with a creative flair.

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 …
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. …

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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