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FBI sex trafficking sweep locates 27 missing kids along Front Range

A national FBI effort aimed at identifying and helping victims of sex trafficking recovered 11 child victims in Colorado during the first week of August, according to the FBI's Denver office. The FBI … more

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by … more

A rite of summer

State recommends COVID re-vaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year. more

27J breaks ground for Brighton STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for … more

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court … more

State’s unemployment loan on track to be paid off

Colorado has paid back 87% of the $1 billion it borrowed from the federal government to provide out-of-work Coloradans unemployment benefits during the pandemic. As of the start of August, the … more

State offered $28 million for free transit in August

More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies … more

One injured critically in Brighton shooting

Brighton police continued to investigate an Aug. 7 shooting that critically injured a 24-year-old man. No names have been released, and no suspects have been arrested. It happened around 1 a.m. in … more

Barr Lake closes ramp to trailered boats

        Barr Lake officials announced Aug. 8 they had to close the boat ramp to trailered boats. The reason, they said, was low water … more

Summer storm plows through area

Interstate 70 through central Denver reopened Aug. 7 after powerful thunderstorms caused flooding along the Central 70 project. Some flood waters remained on side streets during the morning rush hour … more

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb. more

Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act passed

The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act was passed July 29 by the House of Representatives.   The act is a package of 49 bills that will provide investments to improve fire-adapted ecosystems, protect communities against catastrophic wildfires and enhance drought resiliency.. more

Goldenites learn about public safety, law enforcement at National Night Out

The city hosted its 20th annual National Night Out event, also called Golden Night in the Park on Aug. 2 in Parfet Park. Hundreds of local families attended and connected with 16 law enforcement agencies and other community organizations. more

Mother Cabrini Shrine to start chapel expansion project this fall

The Mother Cabrini Shrine is just weeks away from breaking ground on its $4 million chapel expansion project. more

Golden’s U.S. Marine Corps memorial plans remodel, expansion

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Foundation is looking to remodel the memorial wedged between U.S. Highway 6 and West Colfax Avenue in southeast Golden. It also hopes to acquire the adjacent CDOT property to build an event space and parking lot. more

Pinuelas draws 40-year sentence for second-degree murder conviction

A 23-year-old man drew a 40-year sentence in the state department of corrections after he pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge. Guillermo Pinuelas entered his plea in early June. more

Life sentence in Westminster shooting death

BRIGHTON – A 37-year-old man drew a life sentence for his part in a 2018 shooting death at a Westminster apartment complex. An Adams County District Court jury convicted Juan Castorena in … more

Brighton police investigating bus barn vandalism

Brighton police are looking for two juveniles who caused substantial damage and discharged 20 fire extinguishers inside the 27J Schools public transportation facility in the 11700 block of Potomac … more

Miners Alley Playhouse actor wins Henry Award

Miners Alley Playhouse actor Jihad Milhem won Best Actor in Play at the recent Henry Award. The Miners Alley production of "The Crucible" received four other Henry Award nominations, including Best Production of a Play. more
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