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Yes, dog parks can be poop pastures, but are they unsafe?

News of the April 4 shutdown of a beloved off-leash dog park in Evergreen traveled quickly, like the Twilight Bark in Disney’s “101 Dalmatians,” over the foothills and along the Front Range, prompting speculation in dog parksby dog owners across the metro area.

Jefferson County Open Space officials had declared high levels of E. coli from dog waste. That, plus parking problems, forced them to permanently close Elk Meadow Dog Park.

Homelessness, criminal histories create barriers for those seeking to re-enter Colorado society

BOULDER, Colo. — On paper, Glenn Allan Tefft was sure he qualified for an open position at a Longmont, Colorado, printing plant even with his criminal background. But his spirits were low after he believed he was judged on his appearance during what he thought was a suspiciously brief interview.

“People won’t even look at you,” he said a week before the opportunity arose. “You can tell I’m homeless.”

The Denver Post sues former senior VP of advertising and two others who launched competing advertising firm

The Denver Post on Friday filed a lawsuit against the newspaper’s former senior vice president of advertising and two other employees, accusing them of conspiring to use the newspaper’s trade secrets and confidential information to set up a competing advertising agency.

The lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court, alleges the employees, before they resigned from The Post, solicited business from at least one of the newspaper’s advertisers.

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