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School shooter's sentence was meant to send message

Breathless, Syketha Sprague tried to describe for a Douglas County judge the lifelong impact of a school shooting. Her voice started out as a strained whisper. Sprague uttered her words between gasps … more

STEM School shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole plus hundreds of extra years

“There is no describing the terror I still experience to this day," a teacher said during the sentencing. more

Castle Rock teen gets within feet of $1M

In a record-breaking season, Castle Rock teen Kaden Lebsack came up just short of earning the $1 million grand prize as he was the last one standing in the 13th season of “American Ninja … more

Man shares story of fight against atrial fibrillation

For many years, Zach Ward thought his racing heartbeat was because he had too much coffee, exercised too much or got up too fast. In reality, he was suffering from a condition many Americans have … more

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where … more

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week … more

Latest congressional map keeps House members apart

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map avoids putting the state’s current U.S. House members into the same district, while creating a sweeping district across most of the Western Slope … more

One dead after Mount Vernon housefire

GOLDEN -- One person died and another is in the hospital after a reported disturbance on Mount Vernon Road. It happened shortly before midnight Sept. 17. A tweet from the Jefferson County … more

Jeffco assessment results are in — and not great

2020-21 state assessment data is incomplete but combined with information from MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success), Acadience and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude … more

Two deaths in four days

On Sept. 3, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced that someone in the custody of a private community corrections agency it partners with had died. It was the second time in four days that … more

Tempers run high during North Ford traffic talk

Several residents who live on or near North Ford Street in Golden expressed long-simmering frustration about what they feel are unsafely high vehicle speeds on the thoroughfare. That much was clear … more

Back with the guys

It’s been decades since Jim Taylor, John White and other former Colorado of School of Mines football players slapped on their cleats and took to the school’s gridiron for games against old rivals … more

Sheridan police officer charged with assault

Sheridan police officer Shawn Ralph has been charged with second-degree assault after choking a woman accused of shoplifting while he was on duty.  more

SCl, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the … more

Fort Lupton leans toward sign enforcement moratorium

Fort Lupton City Council encouraged a moratorium on new parts of the city's sign code ordinances during a Sept. 14 study session. Several business owners complained about unfair enforcement of the … more

Biden touts need for bolder response to climate change

“Folks, we've got to pick up the pace.” That was US President Joe Biden's message as he spoke Tuesday about his plans to address climate change while creating new jobs during a visit to the … more

Armed student arrested at Arvada High School

School resource officers with the Arvada Police Department arrested an armed student without incident at Arvada High School Sept. 14. The incident began at the school shortly before 10 a.m. A … more

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience … more

Colorado remembers 9/11

Across metro Denver and along the Front Range, communities gathered to commemorate those who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and to pay tribute to first responders. Here’s a look at how … more
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