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A crowd of a few hundred people endured 19 degrees weather on Dec. 21 to attend Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ 28th annual We Will Remember: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil.This year, 232 … more
One Coloradan died approximately every 27 hours on average from a prescription opioid-related overdose in 2015, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data. While that … more
Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more
When shots rang out in Walmart on Grant Street in Thornton on Nov. 1, it became the latest of public shootings as it left three people dead. The crowded store turned into “mass chaos,” as a … more
When state Rep. Brittany Pettersen was a child, her day started with finding and hiding her mother’s keys, pouring out her alcohol and pills, and then going to school. She’d get home, and she’d … more
America’s current problem with opioid drugs and addiction had many causes, according to author Sam Quinones, but really one solution. “The antidote is not naloxone, it’s community,” Quinones … more
Members of Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver gathered Dec. 12 at the Orchard Town Center for the first night of Hannukah, the eight night Jewish festival of lights. The celebration included … more
Another 11 recruits should put the Thornton Police Department closer to the staffing level it set last year, Chief Randy Nelson said. It could be a few months, however, before the newest recruits, … more
About me I am an officer of The Salvation Army. I like filling gaps where unmet needs are in our community. When my family returned from doing 10 years of independent missionary work in China, I was … more
On Dec. 11, the Action Center kicked off its annual Santa Shop with a crowd of hundreds on hand to pick out toys for their children. Over the ensuing six days, more than 3,500 low income parents … more
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