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The end of the 2013-2014 school year saw 710 of Jefferson County Schools’ 4,830 teachers leave their jobs — the highest teacher turnover rate in an eight-year period and a 5.4 percentage-point increase since the 2010-2011 school year. The … more
Colorado will begin punishing habitual drunken drivers with felonies and longer prison sentences, one of dozens of new laws taking effect this week. Law enforcement agencies will also have access to records of misconduct for officers they want to … more
A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system. A pair of lawsuits filed in Denver last week challenge recent … more
Fifteen empty red flyer wagons stood outside the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's office after Jeffco United for Action Organizers Wendy McCord and Tina Gurdikian dropped off 28 boxes of … more
Fishing guide Tom Caprio doesn’t bring his own rod when he goes fishing — well, he’s not really fishing. His job is to make sure other people catch fish. Caprio, 55, guides fly-fishing tours for Colorado Fly Fishing Adventures and founded … more
Knee deep in the north fork of the South Platte River, John Scialdone whips his fly rod back and forth across the water. With a flick of the wrist, he jerks the rod forward, sweeping the line through the air, landing it in the water. His cast is … more
It looks like the effort to force three Jeffco school board members into a recall election has been successful. As of Saturday, July 25, the organization said they had more than 25,000 signatures for each of the three recall petitions. That … more
Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, according to research that illustrates the especially hard toll that Alzheimer's takes on women. Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. At age 65, … more
The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in an Aurora movie theater. But even if they choose death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never … more
Denver firefighter and Westminster resident John Whelan was laid to rest on Tuesday. Whelan, 46, was a 15-year veteran of the department. He suffered internal injuries in a fall through a skylight as he investigated a fire last month. He died July … more
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