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Workers compare old wounds of the Cold War

Former employees of the Rocky Flats Plant gathered together on April 10 in Denver, for the Building Trades Unions Breakfast. Put on by Nuclear Care Partners, an organization that provides Energy … more

Event celebrates Arvada/Wheat Ridge impact

The Arvada Vitality Alliance is all about the betterment of Arvada. Founded in 2013, the group raises money to benefit nonprofits which are doing good things for the people who live in Arvada. Since … more

Arvada supporting tollway to the tune of $2 million

The proposed Jefferson Parkway is proceeding towards becoming a reality, and one Jeffco municipality just provided significant funding to help it along. At an April 1 Arvada City Council meeting, a … more

Polis signs overhaul of oil and gas rules

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on April 16 signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety … more

Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from … more

Jeffco officials, former Columbine High School principal reflect on threat

After two days of disrupted schools, and a statewide hunt by law enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools will be heading back to something closer to normal Thursday. Multiple Jeffco schools — … more

Archways to Opportunity leads to two McDonald’s employees finishing school

Kirsten Hanson never had the opportunity to experience what it felt like to be a high school graduate due to personal reasons. The 22-year-old has been a McDonald’s employee for the past five … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

‘We see a thousand minds transformed’

Rachel Scott’s life ended in 1999, but her spirit of compassion continues to save the lives of others around the world. Rachel’s parents, Darrell and Sandy Scott, run Rachel’s Challenge, a … more

‘We have love and hope’

They never stop. Coni Sanders’ father Dave Sanders was the only teacher killed at Columbine. To this day, Sanders still gets bombarded with messages from what she calls “Columbiners,” people … more

Spreading love, support in tragedy

Sandy Austin was a school counselor at Jefferson High in 1999. A few years before, she completed her student teaching across the district at Columbine High. So when the call came on April 20 asking … more

'We fell into each other's arms and wept'

There's one memory of Columbine that CBS 4 reporter Rick Sallinger says he'll never get out of his head. “That afternoon, buses kept bringing students to be reunited with their parents,” … more

'People heal on their own schedule'

Heather Martin and Missy Mendo are members of a small but growing group: survivors of a mass shooting. The two were students the day of the Columbine tragedy, and they escaped uninjured. But in the … more

Hard lessons from Columbine help protect kids

Tragedy has changed the way area school districts assess and approach threats. As the home district of Columbine High, the site of what was once the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, … more

‘I stepped out of the darkness’

Sean Graves will always carry some of Columbine with him. Shot several times in the massacre’s first moments, Graves spent three years after the tragedy in a wheelchair. In 2002, he rolled onto the … more

‘Every morning, I wake up and recite their names’

Frank DeAngelis stuck it out. DeAngelis was principal of Columbine High School the day of the tragedy in 1999. He stayed in that role until 2014. “When I retired, I’d been here through the … more

‘Keep looking up. Keep moving ahead’

A week after her daughter Lauren Townsend was killed at Columbine, Dawn Anna stood at a memorial event beside her husband, Bruce Beck. While the speaker said to bow their heads in prayer, Anna said … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

Marijuana jobs hinder some citizenship bids in Colorado

Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state’s marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because … more

Making preparations for the G Line opening

The long-awaited G Line will open to passengers April 26. “We're truly pleased to be at this day — it's been a long road,” said Laurie Huff, spokesperson for the Regional Transportation … more
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