Metro Aurora News

State and Region

  • State and Region

    Court decision could sway Colorado battle over oil-gas rules

    "This is an incredibly important decision," said Julia Olson, an attorney for the six teen and pre-teen plaintiffs in the case who sued state regulators seeking stricter rules.

  • State and Region

    Nation’s only airport-to-ski slope train a hit this season

    "This is like a water dispenser in the desert: People really, really want it," said Marc Magliari, a spokesman for Amtrak. "We have a lot of support here in Colorado to restore a service that was lost."

  • State and Region

    Colorado crackdown on homegrown pot advances

    "It is time that we fix this before someone comes in and fixes it for us," said Greenwood Village Police Chief John Jackson, speaking on behalf of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.

  • State and Region

    ‘I Have a Dream’ program hosts 37 AmeriCorps members

    "A lot of the students I'm working with have a lot going on in their lives, but they're still expected to memorize their multiplication facts," she said. "School counselors are the advocates for students."

  • State and Region

    A hidden horror: Heroin deaths rise in Colorado

    "It's terrifying to me," Waechter said, her voice tinged with frustration over the ignorance in places like Fort Collins of the prevalence of opioid and narcotic abuse. "It is next door. It's everywhere. It's here.

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World and Nation


  • Business

    Front Range Airport reaching for new heights

    “A lot of people don’t know that Front Range exists so just raising that awareness with the companies like Gaylord and those other developers so they can pass that information along to their teams is something that’s useful to us,” he said.

  • Business

    Sears has “substantial doubt” about its future

    "They're past the tipping point," Perkins said. "This is a symbolic acknowledgement of the end of Sears of what we know it to be."

  • Business

    For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles

    "Why are only Middle Eastern airlines subject to this ban?" asked Kelsey Norman, a doctoral student who plans to fly home Friday to Los Angeles from Beirut — and expects to have to check her laptop, a Kindle tablet and her DSLR camera. "Overall this policy is inconvenient, discriminatory, and continues to hurt America's rapidly deteriorating reputation globally."

  • Business

    Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

    "It's a sad story. This is the place that created the first direct to consumer retail, the first modern department store. It stood like the Colossus over the American retail landscape," said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consulting firm. "But it's been underinvested and bled dry."

  • Business

    Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent

    Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.71 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent in 2016, lowest in records dating to 1971.

  • Business

    US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

    New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That sales pace is nearly 13 percent higher than February of last year, a positive sign for the housing market that demand is robust at the start of the spring home-buying season.

  • Business

    Yellen says problems of childhood poverty linger

    "Young adults who regularly or sometimes worried when they were children about care, safety or having enough to eat are also less likely to be employed, less likely to have consistent income month-to-month and less likely to pay all of their current monthly bills in full, compared with those who never or rarely worried about these concerns as children," Yellen said.

  • Business

    A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

    "We've cut prices; we've tried cutting hours," said Rooney, who helped put Obama in office but voted for President Donald Trump because he felt like it was time to see what a businessman could do in the White House. "My wife had to come off the payroll last year."

  • Business

    Republican health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap

    "This is a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the very richest people in this country," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "In this case, all the people will be forced to pay more for health insurance while billionaires get a tax break."

  • Business

    Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

    THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 258,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average ticked up 1,000 to 240,000.

  • Business

    Why paying taxes by credit card probably isn’t a good idea

    "Depending on the interest rates on your credit card, you could end up paying a lot," says Trish Evenstad, president of the Wisconsin Society of Enrolled Agents , a group of tax experts. Her advice to people who can't pay in full: "Pay as much as you can by the April 18th due date, then you can set up an installment agreement with the IRS to pay the remaining balance."


Sentinel Blogs and Letters

  • Blogs and Letters

    QUIDNUNC: No sheep, Aurora dog catchers bitten when they cry ‘wolf’

    My, what big ears he does have. And my what big teeth he has. And my what a big international scandal Doggy Do Rights has brought upon a place renown for kicking Pit Bulls out of the hood. Welcome the scorn of of dog-lovers from around the world. Your’s truly wonders if such diligent doggy detective work is learned or maybe in their DNA

  • Blogs and Letters

    Toon in Thursday

    A look at the world Thursday through the eyes of political cartoonists from across the globe

  • Blogs and Letters

    MICEK: Trumpcare: Helping the Rich, Stiffing the Poor

    What's clear is that, right now, Trump and Republicans have a big, fat problem with their healthcare bill. And whether further negotiations will in fact lead to an improvement over the existing law, as Trump promised, is an open question

  • Blogs and Letters

    Toon in Wednesday

    A look at the world Wednesday through the eyes of political cartoonists from across the globe

  • Blogs and Letters

    GEORGE BRAUCHLER: There’s a better path to fixing Colorado roads than raising taxes

    We are weary of the failed arguments that Coloradans are under-taxed and our state government is under-funded




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  • Guide

    SIPPING IN SOUTHLANDS: New entertainment district could allow legal public drinking during special events at the shopping center

    Jeff Nemec, general manager of Southlands, said the specific public drinking areas will improve security and discretion during the shopping center's annual summer concert series, entitled "Sounds of Southlands."

  • Guide

    Thomas Keller shows off his sleek new French Laundry remodel

    "For weeks, I would wake up in the middle of the night and think, 'Oh my God, I ruined the French Laundry,'" said Keller, who holds three coveted Michelin stars for the restaurant, and another three for its New York counterpart Per Se. The distinctions make Keller the only American chef, past or present, with two sets of three-star Michelin ratings.

  • Guide

    Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

    "We know that this is unacceptable to the advertisers and agencies who put their trust in us," Philipp Schindler, Google's chief business officer, wrote in a Tuesday blog post.

  • Guide

    Missed, not missing: Simmons’ withdrawal sparks fascination

    "He didn't need this intrusion to validate his contribution to people," Catalano said in an interview Tuesday. "He knows the reception (the podcast) is having. He knows how people are responding to it. But it's also hurtful. It's humiliating, you know? It's damaging. It just is ...

  • Guide

    Butterbeer ice cream hitting shelves for Harry Potter fans

    Yuengling's Ice Cream notes that J.K. Rowling once described butterbeer as tasting "a little bit like less sickly butterscotch." With that in mind, Yuengling's says the new butterbeer variety combines buttercream and butterscotch ice cream. Yuengling's says "the result is magical decadence that will transport you to another place and time."

  • Guide

    Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

    "The younger generation is less optimistic," said Dr. Zia Agha, chief medical officer at West Health, a nonprofit focused on aging issues whose related research institute released the poll Wednesday with the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. "Perhaps as they age they will build resilience and they build the capacity that will help them cope better."

  • Guide

    New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

    "If the authors are correct, this really turns our longstanding understanding of dinosaur evolution upside down!" Kristi Curry Rogers, a paleontologist at Macalaster College in Minnesota who wasn't part of the study, wrote in an email.

  • Guide

    Todd Fisher says mom Debbie Reynolds set him up for death

    The 84-year-old Reynolds suffered a stroke and died one day after her 60-year-old daughter died following a heart attack. Todd Fisher tells Entertainment Tonight that his mother told him she wanted "to go be with Carrie" before she died.

  • Guide

    Retirement dreams fizzle for some with ‘Obamacare’ repeal

    "My job is very stressful. And my grandson is going to be 8. It would be sweet to spend more time with him," said the 61-year-old from Wood River, Illinois, near St. Louis.

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