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A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next … more

Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the … more

Nonprofit gets $1,000 grant to help refugees

An Arvada based nonprofit has been awarded a $1,000 grant to help provide financial literacy training to refugees in the Denver area. Teach By Tech and its founder Linnie Pawlek received the award … more

Expert witnesses attempt to prove irreparable harm in Rocky Flats case

Commuters honked their horns during the busy noon rush hour as they drove by the Alfred Arraj U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Denver on July 17. They were responding to a group of about 25 … more

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable

The green beetle blamed for killing thousands of ash trees continues to spread south, most recently to the town of Superior. This marks the fifth Front Range community the Emerald Ash Borer has … more

Bennet constituent advocate plans meetings

Sen. Michael Bennet’s constituent advocate Kwon Atlas will meet one-on-one with residents who need help with IRS, the Social Security Administration, the VA or other federal agencies. Atlas plans … more

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the … more

One Golden and one Georgia athlete team up for Big Cycling Adventure in August

Noah Williams’ happy place is the outdoors. “He was a nature baby who has grown into a nature kid,” said his mother Naomi. And come August, the 9-year-old Georgia resident will embark in a … more

Study finds coffee drinkers may live longer

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly … more

Fire restrictions abound in Denver metro area

Though state law spells out fire restrictions as falling under Stage 1, 2 or 3, allowable activities can vary widely between counties and municipalities. Here's a roundup of some current fire … more

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado

A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday … more

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her … more

Wheat Ridge truck stop has a new name

The TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop on 44th Avenue — just off I-70’s Ward Road exit in Wheat Ridge — was recently renamed Danny and Cindy George Travel Center. The letters were affixed … more

A career spent being at the forefront of mental health issues

When Harriet Hall says something needs attention, people listen. “She is bright, compassionate, inventive, practical and focused on what is right,” said Bob Dyer, the Chief Executive Officer at … more

Lakewood landowner puts extra space to work

Lakewood resident Kathy Moore is one of the many people in Jefferson County fortunate enough to have large lots of land as part of their property. But earlier this year she found herself between jobs … more

Weiser wins close Colorado attorney general race

State Rep. Joe Salazar conceded the Democratic primary race for attorney general to lawyer Phil Weiser as of the afternoon of June 30, nearly four days after the polls closed. more

Primaries 2018: Updated election results for statewide and congressional races

The following are unofficial results, as of noon June 28, from the June 26 primaries in statewide and congressional races in the metro area. Data is from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. … more

U.S. approves pot-based drug to treat rare seizures

U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing … more

Colorado primary results show signs of Democratic push

Is a 134,000-vote advantage enough for a “blue wave”? That's how much the Democratic votes outpaced the Republicans in the race for governor in the June 26 primary election, according to … more

Closure of Heritage Amusement Park marks end of an era

It was a small amusement park — one of the last few remaining in the country. But for what it lacked in size, Heritage Amusement Park made up for it with big memories. “Looking back, I wonder how … more
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