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Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

GOP head sees plenty of opportunity as assemblies loom

Adams County Republicans have just a few days to get ramped up and ready for 2018’s primary vote. Chairman Anil Mathai is hoping they will, despite a disappointing turnout at the March 6 caucuses. … more

Computer hub could speed emergency response

A new computer hub could trim the time that firefighters in the northern metro Denver region need to respond to emergencies in their neighboring agencies’ boundaries. The fire departments from … more

Colorado caucuses set to start race to 2018

The race to the 2018 ballot officially kicks off March 6, when Democrats and Republicans will gather in caucuses around the state to select the people who will set the ballots for June’s primary … more

Gathering for Gumm, thousands honor fallen deputy

Adams County deputies were joined by law enforcement officers from across the state and thousands of well-wishers Feb. 2 to say goodbye to Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm, a man described as a witty … more

Homeless count offers food, services

Local homeless advocates haven’t always had the best luck going out and looking for people that need help, Westminster’s Kate Skarbek said. This year, advocates tried bringing the homeless to … more

Suspect faces four murder charges in deputy shooting

Dreion Martise Dearing faces four different counts of murder for allegedly shooting Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm Jan. 24, Judge Patrick Murphy said Jan. 31. Dearing was in Adams County District … more

Funeral services set as community grieves in wake of fatal shooting of deputy

The only thing that the Adams County Sheriff’s Department was saying officially about a Jan. 24 shooting in the 8700 block of Dawson Street was that one of their own, 31-year-old Deputy Heath Gumm, … more

Deputy killed in Thornton shooting

Law enforcement agencies continued to hunt Thursday morning for two suspects in the shooting death of an Adams County Deputy at about 7 p.m. Jan. 24. more

Red flags could point to Green Dot scam, sheriff warns

When he called Cheryl Read on the telephone Dec. 28, “Deputy Donavan” called the wrong person. Sure, Read said, he knew her home address and that she had no criminal history and he knew some … more

Jail opens mental health wing

A new wing at the Adams County Detention Center sets a new standard for treating people with mental issue, according to Sheriff Mike McIntosh. “It’s not just the people we bring in who benefit, … more

Thornton Police hiring effort continues

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

Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Jeffco Athlete Standout Performers: Week of Dec. 14

Manuel Perez, Bear CreekThe senior swished six-of-six 3-point attempts and scored 20 points in a 74-48 boys basketball win over Arapahoe on Dec. 8. Justus Aragon, Standley LakeThe junior figured … more

Downing wins Ward 2 Northglenn seat

The question of who will sit in Northglenn’s Ward 2 City Council chair was finally settled Dec. 5, with former Mayor Joyce Downing edging out opponent Danielle Henry. It wasn’t anything either … more

School expansions breaking ground for Adams 12

Adams 12 Five Star School District won’t wait for classes to end at two Westminster elementary schools, breaking ground on big expansions at the Arapahoe Ridge and Cotton Creek schools Dec. 18 and … more

Woman accused of hitting cop with car suspected in rash of crimes

The woman accused of hitting a Littleton police officer with a stolen car in June had been arrested in connection with or suspected of crimes in three incidents earlier in the year, police and court … more

Golden boys rally to defeat Holy Family in top-5 4A clash

GOLDEN — Golden senior Joe Madsen took a calculated risk late in the fourth quarter Thursday night. With less than a minute to play in the Class 4A boys basketball showdown between Golden and Holy … more

Coin flip could settle Northglenn council race

The ultimate decision of who sits on the Northglenn City Council may rest on mere chance — a flip of a coin, the length of a straw or name drawn from a hat. The race to fill the seat in city’s … more

Adams County’s Freebird flies again

One of the biggest non-profit Thanksgiveing turkey giveaways in the area - complete with health information, job assistance and public program help ­— kicks off at 10 a.m. Nov. 18. The Adams County Sheriff’s office is hosting the Operation … more
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