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Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District.
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
Election 2018

Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches

One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 …
Brett Forsberg with his dogs, Dolly and Chewy, during their daily visit to Berkeley Dog Park.

City council debates $500,000 solution to Denver's dog park problem

For years, Taylor Nelson would load dogs Ozzie and Titan into his car, start the engine and embark on his half-hour daily commute. Except he wasn't commuting to work — he was going to the dog park. …

Federal prosecutor threatens lawbreaking pot businesses

Colorado's top federal prosecutor says his office may take legal action against licensed marijuana businesses that violate state law or use their status under state law “as a shield” while …
Education

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
Volunteer Renee Howell paints a car that would later transport boxes of Initiative 93 signatures June 11 to the Secretary of State's office.

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures …
Police come into the building for the active shooter drill with Denver Public Schools.

Denver Public Schools preparing for the worst

A radio crackled with chatter as first responders talked through an active shooter drill at the Evie Dennis Campus in Green Valley Ranch. Michael Eaton, chief of the department of safety with Denver …
Leslie Belmontes playes with her son, Aaron, at the Bear Valley Branch Library in Denver.

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …
Business
Sebastian Lang looks down as he completes his ascent on one of the climbing routes on the walls of Earth Treks. The 7-year-old said the hardest part of his effort was when he looked down and realized how high he had climbed. But he was wearing a harness and had a person on the floor to keep him safe and allow him to belay his way down.

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …
The sun rises over at the tower at the Watkins-based Colorado Air and Spaceport. An FAA license approval has cleared the way for the port to begin hosting takeoffs and landings for spacecraft.

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs …
A group of volunteers after doing yard work with A Little Help. The nonprofit started in Washington Park, but has since expanded to nearly 3,000 volunteers throughout Colorado.

South Denver nonprofit builds connection with local seniors

After commuting from Denver to Colorado Springs for 20 years to work as a lawyer, Trent Novak and his family decided to shift to a slower pace when they moved to Observatory Park a year and a half …
At a Safeway in Littleton, full-strength beer and liquor is being sold following SB-197. The law allows a maximum of five liquor licenses to store chains in Colorado, under certain parameters.

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …

The Colfax Museum founder Jonny Barber, right, visits with a guest at his temporary pawn shop and pop-up Colfax Museum on July 6. The event was part of an effort to give residents a taste of what to expect and raise awareness about the work Barber is doing.
West Colfax

Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the …
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