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Law enforcement bristles at Colorado legislature's sweeping police reform bill

“We are disgusted by the behavior of the officers in Minnesota,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told members of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. “Those were bad cops, and if they work for any sheriff in this room they would have been fired just the same.” more

Protesters march in Parker to decry racial injustice, police brutality

Hundreds marched through downtown Parker the evening of June 4 in solidarity with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. more

Denver police chief pledges to hold department accountable, re-evaluate policies

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock linked arms with protesters for the first time while the city’s police chief hosted an online community town hall, attended by more than a thousand. more

Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70M in federal coronavirus aid, including small business loans and renter help

Democrats in the Colorado legislature announced a slate of initiatives Thursday to spend $70 million in federal coronavirus aid, including a grant program to help small businesses recover from the … more

Colorado House approves 2020-21 budget, heads to state Senate

The Colorado House, on a 41-23 party-line vote, approved the 2020-21 state budget and sent it on to its next stop, the state Senate. As sent over by the House, the budget is out of balance. But … more

Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear … more

Polis encourages protesters to get COVID-19 test

“What happened to George Floyd was not only wrong; it was brutal, it was inhumane and it was murder,” Polis said at a June 2 news conference. more

Protest in Castle Rock focuses on race inequality

Nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis reached Castle Rock June 2. more

Centennial allows restaurant seating on streets, sidewalks

As Colorado officials rolled out the rules restaurants must follow to open for dine-in service, the City of Centennial announced it temporarily would allow new outdoor-seating options to help … more

No evidence of violent protests coming to Littleton, police chief says

Littleton Police say there is no evidence to support social media rumors of violent protests coming to Littleton. more

Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire. more

Jeffco Libraries offering curbside pickup of materials

On May 16, Jeffco residents were again able to do one of many things they hadn’t been able to in nearly 10 weeks: drive away from the library with a new book to read. But while the end experience … more

Some Littleton eateries reopen dining rooms

Your table is ready. More than two months after COVID-19 shutdowns began, state officials allowed restaurants to begin dine-in service again on May 27, and while some Littleton restaurants were ready … more

Polis, Hancock condemn Trump’s threat of military force against protesters

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock rejected President Donald Trump’s warnings on Monday to send troops against demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, … more

Littleton author a finalist for writing award

An author from Littleton is a finalist for the 79th annual Colorado Authors League Writing Award. Catherine Berra is one of more than 90 authors league members who submitted published works for … more

My Name Is ... Jared Ewy

Four Corners radioman I grew up in Gould, a tiny town in the mountains of northern Colorado. I went to Fort Lewis College in Durango. I thought it was a big city because it had stoplights and a … more

Arapahoe High volleyball coach waiting out shutdown

Larry Deffenbaugh is going into his 43rd year of coaching, including 33 as a volleyball coach. He is third on the all-time wins list for Colorado high school girls volleyball coaches, with 540 … more

Principal moving on after decade leading Finest in Englewood

Bobbie Skaggs was destined for a career in secondary education. Growing up in Pampa, Texas, she holds fond memories of her father, who was an agriculture teacher at Pampa High School. Skaggs’ … more

Littleton's Weekends on Main: Don’t call it a street festival

Main Street in downtown Littleton will soon play host to outdoor dining on weekends, but don’t think of it as a street festival. City officials announced they received approval from the Tri-County … more
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