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Colorado child caseworkers feel vindicated by caseload study

Child protection caseworkers who try to prevent abuse and neglect were the least surprised last week when the state auditor announced that Colorado needs 574 more of them.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Denver County, CO, El Paso County, CO, Family, Kids

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Denver Post

C-470 to reopen soon after being closed near Ken Caryl because of law enforcement activity

Two suspects had been detained for questioning and a search for other possible suspects continued after the road reopened at 7 p.m. Earlier, as traffic backed up, state troopers told drivers that they had to leave the area because of the possibility of shots coming from the nearby ridge, but the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ken Caryl, CO, Denver, CO

Denver Post

Colorado public defenders want children out of restraints in court

A 10-year-old boy stands shackled with his mother, left, and his attorney in a Florida court in 2007.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Aug 31, 2014

TheDenverChannel

4 escaped teen inmates arrested in Wheat Ridge

Golden police say four teens who escaped from Lookout Mountain Youth Correction Facility overnight have been arrested in Wheat Ridge.

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Related Topix: Golden, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Denver Post

Wrongway driver who killed Jefferson County motorcycle deputy gets 6-year sentence

An 83-year-old man who crossed a double yellow line to pass another driver and collided head-on with a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy, killing him, was ordered on Friday to serve six years in a halfway house.

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Related Topix: Golden, CO

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

83-year-old gets 6 years for crash that killed Jefferson County Sheriffa s deputy

An 83-year-old man who caused a crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy was sentenced to six years in community corrections Friday.

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Related Topix: Golden, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Driver in crash that killed deputy sentenced

An 83-year-old man who caused a traffic crash that killed a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to six years in community corrections.

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Related Topix: Golden, CO

Thu Aug 28, 2014

LongmontFYI

Boulder DA to seek 1 year in prison for Sam Carter in Mapleton elk killing

This Jan. 1, 2013, photo shows officer Sam Carter posing with an elk he shot on Boulder's Mapleton Hill.

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Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Boulder, CO

Denver Post

Applewood neighborhood in Jefferson County continues to be home to generations

Tens of thousands of people driving along Interstate 70 on the west end of town unknowingly pass a small bit of local history that's maintained its rural roots in the midst of urban development.

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Related Topix: Applewood, CO, Home Listing, Home, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Denver, CO

Denver Post

Advocates for homeless in Jefferson County see need for day center

Sitting on a bench in a walkway south of Olde Town Arvada known as Snake Park, Terrence Turner talked about working two part-time jobs while homeless and sleeping in the woods around Olde Town.

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Related Topix: Arvada, CO, Lakewood, CO

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Denver Post

Bridge linking trail at Evergreen Lake to downtown Evergreen gets final approval

After years of design, fundraising and jurisdictional hurdles, the bridge linking Evergreen Lake trail loop and downtown has the final green light.

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Related Topix: Evergreen, CO

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Denver Post

Two reported hit by lightning as storm rolls through Denver area

At about 2:45 p.m., Denver Fire dispatched paramedics to the 2800 block of South Federal Boulevard after reports that two men had been struck by lightning.

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Related Topix: Denver, CO, Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters

Denver Post

Colorado judge denies accused terrorist's motion related to Ramadan

A federal judge has denied a motion by accused terrorist Jamshid Muhtorov to be transferred back to the Denver jail after claiming he was sent to another jail because of religious retaliation.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Prison

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Denver Post

Court documents outline JeffCo crime spree, sex trafficking case

In an Albuquerque motel, Christopher Sullivan hatched a plan with a 17-year-old girl in which the two would travel the nation selling the teen for sex, starting with their trip to Colorado, newly obtained court documents allege.

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Related Topix: Lakewood, CO

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Man using cloned ATM cards sought in metro area

Authorities say they are searching for a man linked to multiple fraudulent ATM withdrawals in the Denver metro area from July 1-9.

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Related Topix: Southglenn, CO, Commerce City, CO, Englewood, CO, Applewood, CO

Denver Post

Coloado House candidate awaits ruling by Jeffco judge for GOP ticket

A judge will decide Thursday whether Republicans will be allowed to field the candidate of their choosing for a Jefferson County House seat in the general election.

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Related Topix: US News, Lakewood, CO

Denver Post

Gardens at Columbine set to open facility for seniors with Alzheimer's

An artist's rendering of the new memory-care center at the Gardens of Columbine, near the intersection of West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Platte Canyon Road, shows the north side of the building.

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Related Topix: Columbine, CO, Alzheimer's, Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Rabbit Fever discovered in Mesa County

The Daily Sentinel reports that there have been no human cases in Mesa County. But residents are warned to avoid dead or sick animals.

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Related Topix: Mesa County, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Larimer County, CO, Broomfield, CO

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Denver Post

Willowcroft development underway in Columbine Valley in Jefferson County

The development will have 41 patio-style homes and one lot for a two-story home built by developer Taylor Morrison on 15 acres at 3600 W. Bowles Ave. Three other homes are already under construction.

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Related Topix: Columbine Valley, CO, Morrison, CO

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Creative school lunches aim to taste good and be healthy at the same time

In order for kids to do well in school, they need nutritious meals, but it's not always easy to get them on board.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, Education Etc., Dining

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