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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike … more

Colorado politicians react to family separations at border

Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's … more

Free Horizon Montessori receives new status

Next school year, the halls of an empty school building that once hosted Pleasant View Elementary will again be bustling with students. The Colorado Department of Education unanimously approved Free … more

Rocky Flats: The refuge with a radioactive past

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that wildlife refuges ensure that future generations will always have an outdoor place to enjoy nature. But some people won’t set foot on Rocky Flats … more

Wheat Ridge student dead following attempted carjacking

A teenager who allegedly attempted to carjack someone south of Pine, Colorado, but was shot and killed, has been identified as Alexander James Burger, a 17-year-old Wheat Ridge High School student. … more

Summer food service offers meals to students in need

Jefferson County Schools’ Summer Food Service Program kicked off the summer with an event at Emory Elementary School in Lakewood featuring the program’s mobile bus as well as vendors including … more

Arvada's Gary Giambrocco remembered

Hey Babe. That is how Gary Giambrocco, 70, of Arvada would greet customers and family members alike as the head of Giambrocco Food Service, providing food supplies to folks from Ft. Collins down to … more

Every child made welcome at new Lakewood location

Pediatrician Jenni Burns has been working with low income parents and their children for 20 years with Every Child Pediatrics. And in all that time and all those patients, there’s one thing she’s … more

Bat found in Lakewood tests positive for rabies

A bat found near Morrison Road and Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood tested positive for rabies on June 13. This is the first bat to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County this year; however, 14 … more

Child dead, three injured in suspected road rage shooting

Westminster Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Colorado Springs man in the shooting of a man, a mother and her two sons outside of an 80th Avenue dentist office June 14. One of the … more

A-West principal announces departure

A-West principal Dr. Robert Bishop announced his departure from Arvada West High School Friday, June 8. Bishop, who has been the principal at Arvada West since the summer of 2006, will be moving onto … more

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. … more

Jury finds Arellano guilty of first-degree murder

A Jefferson County jury deliberated two hours June 7 before finding Lawrence Arellano, 50, guilty of the first-degree murder of James Miller in January 2017. According to a news release, Arellano … more

Westminster shooting blamed on road rage

Westminster Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Colorado Springs man in the shooting of a man, a woman and two boys outside of an 80th Avenue dentist office Thursday afternoon. more

Arvada looks to expand arts and culture in city

Through the Arvada Arts and Culture Master Plan, the city hopes to make places that deepen community attachment; invest in the future of arts and culture; create events for every generation; and make … more

Glass: Survey says Jeffco community and employees support this direction

A little over a month ago, we launched a survey to gauge the opinion of the community on the direction of Jeffco Public Schools and to get feedback on possible fall election questions. To date, … more

Kris Teegardin, Democratic candidate for House District 24

Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking office to protect and promote the common good. It is vital that each individual, neighborhood, and community is well represented at the Capitol. We are … more

St. Anthony celebrating number 125

St. Anthony Hospital marked 125 years of healing on June 9 with a massive party in its parking lot. Check out our photos of the event: more

Doggon good to have unconditional comfort and love

The Conley sisters, M’kaela, 9; Alyza, 7; and Elliana, 3; will sometimes play pirates in the backyard of their Fort Collins home. Their dog Nyqo will play the role of the guardian of the ship — … more

Proximity to trails key for mountain bike manufacturer

As Yeti Cycles is growing, the Golden-based mountain bike manufacturer has a vision. Recently, Yeti Cycles and The Neenan Company, a Fort Collins-based developer and design-build firm, announced … more
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