The top 10 stories of the year
In July, Mairya Savchuk lays 12 long-stem roses at the base of memorial markers that stand across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora. File photo
In June, an escort of about 20 motorcycles heads the funeral procession escorting the body of Englewood Police Officer Jeremy Bitner to Fort Logan National Cemetery for burial. Hundreds of safety service vehicles made up the several-mile-long procession. File photo
In August, Centennial's Missy Franklin dances on stage at a ceremony honoring her and other Colorado Olympians returning from London. The brief event was hosted by Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. File photo
Carlye Hollady, a union team member, reacts to contract negotiations in June. "I feel like we're going backwards," she said. File photo
A car pauses for a look towards Palmer Lake from South Perry Park Road in June. Smoke drifting north from the Waldo Canyon fire and an incoming thunderstorm obscured the view of Palmer Lake from South Perry Park Road in Douglas County. The southwestern area of Douglas County was placed under pre-evacuation notice as the Waldo fire grew. File photo
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.