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Fireworks efforts aimed at lowering the boom

Thornton Police and Fire Departments hope their latest July 4 promotions become the must-have lawn decorations across the city. The red, white and blue signs simply remind residents that all …

Rocky Flats: The refuge with a radioactive past

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that wildlife refuges ensure that future generations will always have an outdoor place to enjoy nature. But some people won’t set foot on Rocky Flats …

Compulsive video-game playing deemed a mental health problem

For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said June 18 that compulsively playing video games …
Denver Comic Con

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. …

Oil, gas group warns drilling bans in Colorado could cost taxpayers

An oil and gas advocacy group said that Colorado has billions of dollars' worth of petroleum still in the ground and warned that taxpayers could face huge compensation claims if voters ban drilling. …
Education

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

Westgate Community School Graduation

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Mountain Range High School auditorium May 29 for graduation and commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018. In all, 14 students received their …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

Q&A with Savannah Martin, Standley Lake High School grad

I participate in National Honor Society and played varsity girls basketball and track. I plan to attend Western State Colorado University at Gunnison to pursue being a collegiate track and field …

STEM franchise opens in Westminster

Jobs in the future are going to demand innovative workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math, so education entrepreneur Steve Lake began looking for an innovative way to train …
Business

Nice weather for Westy Mutts

The Westminster Chamber of Commerce hosted its first ever Mutts ‘n Struts Health and Wellness Fest May 26 at City Park, 105th and Sheridan. The event featured a running race for people and their …
Faith

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack …

Housing prices soar beyond income growth in Denver metro area

Housing prices in the Denver area are starting to stretch the limits of what the market can feasibly support, according to new research from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics firm. …

Colorado Community Media adds pair of Denver monthlies

Colorado Community Media is the new owner of the popular monthly newspapers Life on Capitol Hill and The Washington Park Profile. By adding the two newspapers, as of May 25, CCM now owns 20 community publications across the Denver metro area.

Meals on wheels: Some of the food truck fare at Northglenn’s carnival

Chuey Fu’s: Latin/Asian inspired offerings Joseph Knonlich really just wanted to stop working for someone else and start doing his own thing. So, he combined two of his favorite cuisines to bring a …
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