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Arapahoe County jail, stressed by growth, may need replacing, officials say

Arapahoe County's jail is aging and may need to be replaced in coming years, say county officials. The facility built in 1986 is increasingly stretched thin as the county's population booms, said …
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Man sentenced to 42 years for Centennial murder

Nicholas Locascio was handed a 42-year sentence on Feb. 15 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of a wholesale electrical supply business employee in Centennial in 2017, …

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a …

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. …
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Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of …

Nick Kunselman, left, and his girlfriend Stephanie Hart were killed in the early hours of Valentine's Day of 2000 at a Subway restaurant at Pierce and Coal Mine. Investigators are still seeking their killer, 19 years later.

Murders of teen couple 19 years ago still unsolved

It's been 19 years since 15-year-old Nick Kunselman and his girlfriend, 16-year-old Stephanie Hart, were gunned down in a Subway sandwich shop at Pierce Street and Coal Mine Avenue in the early hours …
Education

Denver teachers set to strike over pay dispute after Gov. Polis declines to step in

Denver teachers will begin strike on Feb. 11. To read the full story from Chalkbeat.org, click here.
Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As …
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Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new …
A group of third graders at Fairmount Elementary School in Golden work together on an activity called Coding Dash in the school’s STEM teacher Angie Blomquist’s classroom on Jan. 15.

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated …

From left, Kristyn Kennedy, a senior at Lakewood High; Abbie McAdams, a junior at Wheat Ridge High; Isabella Hunt, a sophomore at Golden High; Elizabeth Becker, a senior at Ralston Valley High; and Brianna Fay, a sophomore at Ralston Valley High; gather on Washington Avenue in downtown Golden on Jan. 26 to generate conversation to raise awareness about teen mental health issues.

Teens HOPEfull to drive out the stigma of mental health

Hundreds of teens are using the HOPEfull Drive as a tool to prevent teen suicide and end the stigma that surrounds teen depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. “Not a lot of people …
Business

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad …

Production company receives deal to relocate to Castle Rock

Castle Rock has reached a deal with an Emmy-award winning production company to relocate its headquarters to town. The town council on Feb. 5 approved an economic assistance agreement with Dorsey …

Weed retailers getting prison time for violating law on sales limits

The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty in late January to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of …
Doug Tisdale, RTD board chair, speaks at the announcement of the grand opening of the Southeast Rail Extension Project. The three new stations in South Lone Tree will open for service May 19.

Light rail extension project to open May 19

Officials from the Regional Transportation District announced Jan. 25 that the Southeast Rail Extension Project for the E, R and F lines to three locations in Lone Tree will officially open for service May 19.

Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
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