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Brewery plans hit bump that delays opening date

Assuming that work progresses on the most recent schedule, Elizabeth Brewing Co. will open for business in September, after delays in construction prevented the planned August opening. Emily Briggs, … more

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts … more

Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in … more

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. … more

Castlewood Canyon marks flood’s 85th anniversary

Tom Johnston, a resident of Bonaventure Senior Living in Castle Rock, shuffled along trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park, roughly 15 miles away from home, when he ran into Chris Glaeser, a … more

Nevada inmate charged with 1984 Lakewood, Aurora slayings

Police in Lakewood and Aurora have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for multiple murders more than 34 years ago. In a joint news conference Aug. 10, Lakewood and Aurora police … more

E-470 board to eliminate vehicle registration fee

The final steps are wrapping up to eliminate the vehicle registration fee for Colorado motorists living in counties where the fees have been imposed. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted … more

Elbert County commissioners send EDZ plan back to the kitchen

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners met Aug. 8 and voted unanimously to deny the amendment to the Economic Development Zone, sending the plan back to planning commissioners to address … more

Education tax measure makes November ballot

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Aug. 9 that a proposed constitutional amendment that would boost income taxes to raise money for education made the ballot. Initiative 93, also … more

Book spotlights mystery at center of James Holmes

A psychiatrist who spent hours talking with mass murderer James Holmes says that what led Holmes to open fire in a crowded Aurora movie theater was a one-of-a-kind vortex of his mental illness, his … more

High-profile initiatives could be on way to November ballot

Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead … more

New farming community developing in Franktown

On the front porch of a farmhouse in Franktown, Paige McLaughlin paused to let the silence make her point for her. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” she said finally. The haze from nearby … more

Undercover video prompts new questions about livestock welfare

Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world’s largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the … more

Chickens are mission’s way to boost self-sufficiency

Lanny York aptly named his mission outreach to poor families in Honduras “Project Poultry.” “We are reaching out to try to help poor families by providing what they need to begin raising … more

Ranch a place for wounds to heal

Suzy MacKenzie’s passion has always been helping people so, after 40 years in the mission field, she moved to Elizabeth and founded the Eagle’s Nest Equine Therapy Ranch. “We are a nonprofit … more

Zone would allow new uses for property in Elbert County

From the moment man first pounded stakes into the ground and declared that piece of property his, land disputes, and the right to use private property for whatever the landowner wanted, have been a … more

Rebrand is underway for 'Koch brothers' moniker

The conservative Koch brothers are no more — even if they remain a political powerhouse. The Democrats' super villains for much of the last decade have quietly launched a rebranding effort that may … more

Authorities stop protesters from blocking entrance to ICE office

More than three dozen protesters still stood in front of the Denver-area office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Centennial late Thursday afternoon in an hours-long occupation of the … more

Protesters camp at ICE office in Centennial

The local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office had closed for the day, but the protest outside was open for business. “It's not 'immigration is my problem' — it's everybody's … more

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 … more
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