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Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and …
Don Reisner, 91, meets with Love Inc. volunteer Sue Dehn at a meeting for Windermere residents on Dec. 11. Reisner, who said he's lined up a new apartment, was evicted from the Windermere once before, after a fire at the complex's other tower in 2016. Photo by David Gilbert

Evacuees prepare to move out of Windermere apartments in Littleton

The 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments after a devastating November fire are gearing up to haul their belongings out of the building, but many are concerned about being given just two …
Rebecca Roese, right, says her three daughters have come to see school shootings as normal since the 2013 Arapahoe shooting.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Mother of LPS students recalls 'terrifying situation' five years ago

My three daughters and I moved to Littleton from Northglenn in 2013, the year of the Arapahoe High School shooting. My oldest daughter, Izzy, started fifth grade at East Elementary, my middle …
Harper Brown, a former Arapahoe High School student. Brown graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder this year with a degree in journalism.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Former Arapahoe student: ‘Talk about mental illness ... with anyone that will listen’

After the shooting, it felt like the world was ending. That’s a glimpse into Harper Brown’s mental state after a tragedy struck that forced her to hide in the corner of her fourth-period class, …

Erica Blair, a former Arapahoe High School student, sits on a sign for the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Texas, where she currently attends. Blair was close friends with Claire Davis, whose presence she still feels today.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Former Arapahoe student: ‘I definitely believe that Claire is around’

Erica Blair was just 17 years old and a high school senior, but outside the public eye, she felt like she was doing damage control. “I know that was impossible for one 17-year-old to do by herself …
Education
At left, Junetta Campbell, a sophomore at Englewood High School, talks at EHS with her mentor, Katie Wolters, a 42-year-old from Denver. On Nov. 14, Wolters and Campbell, 15, met for the second time as part of the mentor2.0 program put on by the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

Englewood High School sophomores get support from mentors

On a fall evening at Englewood High School, dozens sat together in the cafeteria to eat and talk — but half of them weren't high schoolers. Junetta Campbell, a sophomore at EHS, was among the …
The sign at Arapahoe High School in Centennial reads, “Warriors always take care of one another! Good luck in your activities,” on Oct. 4. Two Arapahoe students died by suicide within just days of each other, the school announced in letters to parents.

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and …
Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
The front of the Roscoe L. Davidson Administration Building, the district office building for Englewood Schools, on Aug. 23, 2017.

Englewood test scores show gains, still below average

In the 2018 test season, Englewood's school district saw strong improvement in scores for elementary math, English and science compared to last year, along with a step forward on the SAT — …

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in …
Business

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall poses for a photo with Jade Vigil, 11, left, and her sister Remy, 4. Marshall made a special appearance at the fifth annual Orange & Blue Bowling Bash at Main Event Entertainment on Nov. 20. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club, which assists children in need across the Denver metro area.

Main Event Entertainment open for business

A hub of entertainment in the community just got a new player: Main Event Entertainment. The over-the-top game center officially opened Nov. 19 at 64 Centennial Blvd., adjacent to AMC Highlands Ranch …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …

Englewood waives some fees for egress windows

Fees associated with the retrofit of egress windows in Englewood houses will be waived. The measure approved by the Englewood City Council applies to permit and plan review fees for the installation, …
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