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Ostrem pleads guilty in 2017 Wal-Mart shooting, murder of three

The man accused of killing three in a Thornton Wal-Mart pleaded guilty, according to the District Attorney's office.District Attorney Dave Young said Scott Ostrem faces three life prison sentences …
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
Election 2018

Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches

One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 …
Election 2018

Get to know the state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: …

Colin Dean, 17, plays basketball in the new gym at the Secrest Recreation Center, which opened to the public Oct. 2.

Secrest Rec Center in Arvada opens to the public

The new Secrest Recreation Center, the last and most substantial projects of a group of six bond projects approved by voters in May 2016, is now open to the public. The Secrest Recreation Center site …
Education

Being an adult is hard work

Adulting has become a popular term that means “the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult,” according to the Oxford Living dictionary. That can include holding down a …
Attendees at Aviation Day got a chance to tour a C130 plane from the United States Air Force.

Prepping students for takeoff

The weather showed glimpses of fall with cooler temperatures in the forecast, but that didn’t stop students from attending Aviation Day at the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility near Denver …

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
If approved, the $33 million mill levy override will focus on the needs of teachers and students.

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override …

An early September storm caused flooding at Wheat Ridge High School.

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth …
Business
Greg Moss, president and CEO of Metro North Chamber of Commerce, right, visits with Vince Aragon, Thornton’s sponsorship and marketing coordinator, at a VIP breakfast before the official Sept. 27 opening of the new Denver Premium Outlet mall in Thornton.

Celebrating and shopping at new Thornton mall

Every store in the new Denver Premium Outlet might not have been open when developers and city officials cut the ribbon Sept. 27 — but most of them were. “We were actually farther along than we …

Adams County business pitch competition seeks applicants

Entrepreneurs Nationally may dream of getting on an episode of Shark Tank but for residents of Adams County, an alternative has just become available — the StartUp North pitch competition. …
Thomas Frey’s DaVinci institute offers a 13-week educational program as well as monthly programs to discuss trends in technology and society.

DaVinci Institute is all about connections

For Westminster futurist Thomas Frey, the idea of a house cleaning robot - or a driverless car - is more exciting than the actual robot might be. Frey, the founder and main brain behind …
The Metro North Chamber of Commerce’s Board Chair, Dana Talarico (left) presents Terri Fisher with the Philanthropist Award for the work she’s done with numerous charities in the Denver area.

Chamber honors women in business and recognizes their challenges

Terri Fisher, president and owner of 5 Star Talent and Entertainment, said she gets challenges all the time. But some challenges — such as repelling down a 34-story building for the Cancer League …

Sebastian Lang looks down as he completes his ascent on one of the climbing routes on the walls of Earth Treks. The 7-year-old said the hardest part of his effort was when he looked down and realized how high he had climbed. But he was wearing a harness and had a person on the floor to keep him safe and allow him to belay his way down.

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …
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