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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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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 …
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office shared this photo of southbound I-25 just north of the Palmer Divide on Twitter about 11 a.m. March 14. "This is why I25 isn’t open yet," the Tweet said.

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.
The Parker restaurant and bar Takoda Tavern held a fundraiser March 9 to help pay travel and medical expenses for Christian Redman, the Army veteran who is dying of cancer and wanted to make a last trip to see his daughter and visit Key West. Parker resident Ron Meier, left, and Takoda owner Bob Nobles helped organize the event. Stopping by were Army veteran Derrick Riley, center, who is commander of the Elbert County VFW; Army veteran John Grose, who drove in from Bennett to support the cause; and WWII veteran Jack Plylar, 97, also an Elbert County resident.

‘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 …
Theo Zander paints a project during the Teen Studio class at the Art Students League of Denver. Zender has been attending the Teen Studio for the last 3 1/2 years and said part of the draw is the ability to experiment with new materials.

Teens’ creativity soars in nonprofit’s art studio class

After setting up tables for class, teenagers come to collect paints, markers, paper or brushes for their individual projects. Often, they stop to chat with Karl Poulson, an art teacher who has been …

I-70 project continues on schedule with March closures

Although February has been one of the Denver metro area’s coldest months in years – with temperatures averaging 28 degrees – crews continue to make progress on the Central 70 Project and remain …
Education
DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova.

Denver students, teachers and administrators reflect on the strike

THE TEACHERS For teachers Justine Sawyer from South High School and Liv Saetta from Summit Academy in southwest Denver, it was about fighting the Pro-Comp system and where funds were going. “(I …

Defining great schools and teachers

Just before the December holiday break I received in the mail a glossy, 100-page magazine from Denver Public Schools. It was the 2019-20 school year “Great Schools Enrollment Guide” for middle …
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 …

$1.4 million gift to Regis athletic program

A $1.4 million donation to the Regis University athletics program will go toward the construction of a multi-functional practice facility, providing additional training space and accommodations for …

Denver Public Schools, teachers’ union reach tentative deal to end strike

The strike that began Monday is apparently over.
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Homeless job program on Colfax to offer housing

In a new partnership with Ready to Work, the Colfax Works program will expand into offering transitional housing and case management support for working crews, according to a news release from the …
Lisa Ruskaup stands in her new Habit Doughnut Dispensary and Carbon Cafe and Bar location in the Five Points neighborhood. It is the second location for the business.

Life on Capitol Hill: March Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
Zocalito recently relocated from Aspen to downtown Denver. The restaurant was in the mountain town for 14 years.

Life on Capitol Hill: February Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …

Jordan Fink, front right, co-owner of Woods Boss Brewing Co. pulled together nine other breweries to make the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. The beer is being sold by breweries nationwide to raise money for Camp Fire relief.

Denver brewers join national effort for fire relief

The beer industry across the nation is a tight-knit one. So when one of their own sent out an email asking for help to raise funds for Camp Fire relief, many breweries jumped at the chance — 1,482 …
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