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DAs balk at raising prosecution age from 10 to 13

Colorado lawmakers will consider a proposal again this year to raise the age that children can face criminal charges, from 10 to 13 years old. Legislation introduced at the state Capitol in March is … more

Bennet raises concerns about what chatbots say to kids

Generative Artificial Intelligence, like Chat GPT, may be able to write an episode of South Park or ace the LSAT, but Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is concerned about what these chatbots might be … more

End of COVID emergency to usher in health system change

The Biden administration’s decision to end the COVID-19 public health emergency in May will institute sweeping changes across the health care system that go far beyond many people having to pay … more

Rotary Club of Parker raises money for those impacted in Turkey and Syria

In the aftermath of the earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, the Rotary Club of Parker raised over $22,000 to aid ShelterBox USA in their efforts to supply emergency shelter, tools and supplies to those impacted by the damage.  more

Olsen named president, Booth to serve as VP of school board

To keep business moving forward after the resignation of three board members, the remaining two members of the Elizabeth School Board took steps to fill the vacant seats. In a special March 16 … more

Elizabeth superintendent ready to face challenges

With a depleted school board due to a majority resigning, growing tension and unease in the community over curriculum not being taught in the district, and a growing national issue of politics … more

Houston native selected to be Colorado PGA Section’s second-ever PGA WORKS Fellow

After playing basketball since he was hardly bigger than a basketball, playing and coaching hoops at the collegiate level, and working for an NBA team’s minor league squad, Davyon Collins is … more


The Second Annual Unified Basketball Game on Feb. 22 at Elizabeth Middle School featured 12 students with unique physical and intellectual disabilities who hit the court after months of practice. more

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers. more

Xcel Energy will cut Colorado bills again in April

Xcel Energy is again cutting natural gas costs passed through to consumers starting with April bills, the third price decrease announced in two months, even as a special legislative committee pursues … more

Hopes for designation for colleges serving first-gen students ends

On the surface, the bill had a simple premise — to recognize Colorado universities and colleges that enroll a high number of students who are the first in their family to go to college and … more

Some Coloradans could save big on electric vehicles

State officials are putting finishing touches on an electric vehicle rebate for income-qualified buyers willing to trade in an older gas-fueled vehicle, adding up to $6,000 in price cuts on a new … more

Colorado lawmakers want to offer scholarships to help fill workforce gaps

As Colorado hurts for more early childhood educators, nurses, firefighters and workers across other industries, state legislators are attempting to fill critical workforce gaps with a pair of bills … more

Communities try design to improve public safety

Mike Burns bought a home right on the river near Delta, Colorado, with plans to spend the summers fishing outdoors with his grandkids. But those kinds of excursions haven’t always felt safe, since … more

Students to take computer-based SAT next year

Colorado high school students will continue to take the SAT and PSAT as the state’s way of measuring school and district academic performance, but they’ll switch to the computerized version in … more

Area dentist investigated for wife's alleged murder

An investigation into a husband suspected of recently killing his wife has led detectives to look into a two-week period where Angela Craig, 43, was admitted to Parker Adventist Hospital and released twice before her death at University Hospital. more

Two Democrats, two views on rent control

As a bill moves through the Colorado Legislature that would allow local governments to implement rent control, two representatives from North Metro Denver don’t see eye to eye. According to … more

Contract approved for new Elizabeth School District superintendent

Serving as the last official item of business for the Elizabeth School Board before three members resigned, a contract was approved for the district’s new superintendent, Dan Snowberger. more

Experts calm water fears in Elizabeth meeting

Elbert County residents recently packed the Elizabeth Town Hall to learn about water, water law, water rights and how the county’s decision to adopt what’s known as the 300-year rule will help ensure an adequate water supply. more

Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection. more
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