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Learning to fly

Three years ago, Chris Harper lost his sight to glaucoma. He has been at the Colorado Center for the Blind since May, where he is adjusting to life without vision. The school in downtown Littleton … more

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with an herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription … more

Douglas County Libraries offer high school diploma program

Wendy Wilson, 24, has worked hard to achieve a career in retail sales, working at various outlets in the Lone Tree area. But, she said, she’s hiding a secret. “I never graduated from high … more

As many large retailers struggle, cities seek solutions

As old-guard retailers shutter stores and lay off workers in the face of shifting consumer habits, Colorado municipalities are in a precarious position due to an unusual tax structure that depends … more

24 suspects indicted in illegal marijuana-grow operation

Two dozen people suspected of participating in a drug-trafficking ring that illegally grew marijuana in at least 10 homes in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties have been indicted on at least nine … more

Trees’ history, meaning taking shape

An odd pair of trees lean unlike the others in the grove near Castle Rock. The ponderosa pines rise from the ground at a crooked angle, then straighten. An untrained eye could walk past without … more

Deer spoiling for a fight

Throughout Colorado, deer are in the midst of their mating season and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts. “Buck deer can be aggressive and … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

Regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 … more

Donate clothes, toys to help brighten the season

Colorado Community Media is looking to help Integrated Family Community Services this holiday season by collecting donations of new clothing for teens and toys for kids for families in need. Please … more

New Douglas County school board 'leaves politics at the door'

The Douglas County school board may be getting four new members, but sitting member David Ray is excited about a camaraderie that he says already exists. “Whereas when we came on two years ago,” Ray said, “there was already — before we … more

Brauchler drops governor bid, jumps into attorney general race

Citing the bowing out of state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman from the race to keep her seat, Republican George Brauchler announced his switch from the 2018 race for governor to vie for the attorney general spot. Brauchler, district attorney … more

Remembering Roy Halladay, a hometown all-star

The hard work and determination Roy Halladay brought to his athletics is something Jeff Legault, baseball coach at Dakota Ridge High School, teaches to his players daily. As an assistant coach at Arvada West High School in the early 1990s, … more

Former Lone Tree mayor seeks place in Congress

Former Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Colorado's 4th Congressional District seat, in a gathering of more than 50 people in front of the Freedom … more

E-470 freezes toll rates for up to three years

A toll adjustment announced Nov. 9 by the E-470 Board of Directors would freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers through 2020. That means ExpressToll users driving the 47-mile roadway can lock in the rates they are paying today, according to the … more

Radloff wins race to become Castle Pines' next mayor

In a contest between two current city councilmembers, Tera Radloff emerged as the winner in the race to become Castle Pines' next mayor. more

Anti-reform candidates sweep the slate in the Douglas County School Board election

The anti-reform candidates known as "commUNITY" were leading in the races for four seats on the Douglas County School District Board of Education. Krista Holtzmann, Anthony Graziano, Kevin Leung and … more

Homeless veterans' numbers may be down, but problem persists

An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more

An early sign of the season

A giant white fir Christmas tree arrived early the morning of Nov. 2 at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The tree stands 55 feet tall and will remain at the center through the end of the year. In the … more

Highlands Ranch school earns national credential

Fox Creek isn’t your typical elementary school. At the start of each day, students in classrooms sit in a circle, greet one another and analyze a quote that promotes a life skill. They spend time in the community, studying wildlife in the … more
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