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Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Marijuana extract being eyed for U.S. medical market

A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said April 17. British … more

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government … more

'Sully' to headline Centennial Airport's 50th

He's a renowned pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He's been an “aviation and safety expert” for CBS News. He's one of the 2009 TIME 100 most influential people in the world. And … more

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, … more

'Stampede to Read' helps kids get a charge out of literacy

Imagine horses, bulls, sheep and pigs suddenly rushing toward a common thing. Now replace those animals with 400 kids, rushing toward books. This is the effect that Stampede to Read has on kids in … more

Governor touts importance of journalism in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association's annual convention in Colorado Springs on April 13. With several hundred … more

Elbert County Sheriff's Office: Student arrested for threats, teacher cited for failing to report

A 15-year-old student at Elbert School has been charged with making threats against students, and a staff member has been charged with failing to report the threats, the Elbert County Sheriff's … more

Charter approved for Republican women's club

The National Federation of Republican Women has approved the charter of a new Republican women's club in Colorado. Ranchland Republican Women was chartered April 4, and Marlene Groves will lead the … more

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In … more

Judge: Colorado electors must follow popular vote

Colorado's presidential electors must vote for the winner of the state's popular vote, a federal appeals judge ruled April 10 in a case filed by three dissident electors who sought to vote for … more

Tall Tales Ranch planned for Lone Tree

"Six degrees of separation" is the theory that every person on the planet is six or fewer steps away from each other. In more common terms, it's the concept of “a friend of a friend of a friend.” … more

Numerous Colorado counties looking to CodeRED for emergency alerts

When a gunman opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Highlands Ranch on New Year’s Eve, spurring a 90-minute standoff with authorities, many nearby residents received calls, … more

Final day of Vail Film Festival honors filmmakers and their art

Day 3 – April 7 The final day of my Vail Film Festival experience and guess what – it’s raining. Again. But that’s okay, because today turns out to be the most … more

Capitol Report: Schools, road funds see gains as budget advances

The Colorado state Senate approved a $28.9 billion state budget — about $2 billion more than last year's — over opposition from only four Republicans and four Democrats. The 26-8 vote on April 5, … more

Young Republican Club invigorated by D.C. trip

The next generation of Elbert County Republicans recently got back from the nation's capital. The small crowd engaged politicians, toured monuments and returned home with a renewed diplomatic vigor. … more

Program offers path from military to civilian careers

Douglas Chimenti guided 650 soldiers and their families across three countries. His annual budget was about $3 million. He knows how to calculate trajectory. Chimenti recently applied to about 90 … more
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