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'I lost all of them'

At times, Ryan Laber feels as if he is drifting in the ocean. Grief washes over him in waves, recedes, then comes in again. Other times, he stands in a valley, staring at sheer cliffs encircling him, wondering how he will ever climb …
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What drives a parent to kill a child?

Every day, Stephanie Schmalz drives by Highlands Ranch on C-470 from her home in Morrison to her job in Lone Tree. So when she learned in November that Jennifer Laber, a Highlands Ranch mother, had killed her two young sons and then herself, the …
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Our thought process behind this week’s special report

On Nov. 30, Jennifer Laber was found dead with her two sons, ages 3 and 5, in the family minivan outside a closed Sports Authority. Just two months later, on Jan. 30, Cristi Benavides and her …
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      A Metro Denver housing program seeks to pair people looking for an inexpensive place to stay with seniors who need a little help - financially and physically. “A lady I talked to today was 90-years-old,” said Alison Joucovsky, executive …

    • My name is...Kristen May

      About me The City of Westminster has quite a bit of open space. More than 15 percent of the land in the city is preserved for open space, but beyond just preserving and acquiring that land, we also want to engage people in it. So (as the open space …

    • Northglenn’s bright city night

      It was Northglenn’s time to shine in downtown Denver Friday April 21 as Northglenn’s juniors and seniors celebrated their “Bright Lights, City Nights” themed prom at  McNichols Civic Center. The dance capped the school’s spirit week …

    • MadCap Theater says goodbye after nearly 11 years

      A decade-long foray in family-friendly improvisational theater comes to a close this weekend as Westminster’s MadCap Theater closes its doors. “Our primary motivation in opening Madcap was to create a show that families could enjoy together …

    • Transportation funding proposal veers into ditch

      A bill that would have asked Colorado voters to approve a sales tax increase to help fund billions of dollars in transportation projects has been rejected by Republicans in the state Senate. But the Democratic speaker of the House is optimistic …