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Highlands Ranch Library displays frequently challenged books near the front entrance as a way to participate in Banned Books Week, a national event from Sept. 18-24 that celebrates open access and highlights censorship concerns.

Douglas County Libraries receives few book-ban requests

Amid a sharp nationwide rise in the number of books facing library or school bans, Douglas County Libraries is spotlighting challenged media for National Banned Books Week. 
The Castle Rock Police Department and Municipal Court will be getting accessibility upgrades and expanded officer amenities after the town council approved a $2 million construction contract on Sept. 20.

Castle Rock Police to get updated building

Castle Rock approved a construction contract to expand and update the town’s police department to meet the growing use of the building. On Sept. 20, town council passed a contract with MW …
A male bear is seen coming between two buildings in downtown Evergreen. He was tranquilized and relocated.

Bears are foraging for food before hibernation

With September comes the fall colors, pumpkin spice — and bears foraging for food before hibernating.

Elizabeth considers senior center

For years, some Elizabeth locals have expressed their desires for a senior center, arguing that there are no facilities available for the aging population of Elbert County.   Recently …
Small pirates engage in sword battles at Northglenn’s 2022 Pirate Fest.

Pirate Festival back on board

Northglenn celebrated the end of summer with the return of their popular Pirate Festival Sept. 16 and 17 at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. The festival featured plenty of fake swordplay, food trucks, …
Prairie Sky Park, located next to the Lone Tree Recreation Center.

Upcoming event: Lone Tree’s “Craftoberfest”

Lovers of beer and German cuisine are in luck! The City of Lone Tree will host its annual “Craftoberfest” on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2–5:30 p.m. at Prairie Sky Park, located at …
Parker's Town Hall is located at 20120 Mainstreet.

Parker won’t ask voters to repeal grocery tax in November

While Parker’s mayor discussed running a citizen’s initiative to ask voters to consider repealing the town’s grocery tax, the question will not be on this November’s …
Thousands of Sandhill Cranes pause in the San Luis Valley near Monte Vista to feed at the Wildlife Refuge and in adjoining fields as they migrate north to their summer breeding grounds.

Douglas County again meets about San Luis Valley water project 

A controversial plan to pipe water from the San Luis Valley to Douglas County may be seeing new life after the county commissioners recently met behind closed doors to discuss it again.  Four …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
The B-17 warplane used during WWII on display at RMMA.

Texas Raiders come to RMMA

Vistors at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport had the chance to go inside World War II fighter planes from Sept. 8-11th.  The Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force brought the B-17 …
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was …
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'Peaches for a Purpose' raises $30,000 for Golden Rotary
There’s no sweeter way to help one’s community than with a Palisade peach fundraiser.
27J breaks ground for Brighton STEM/CTE Center
Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for …
Artists delight showing creations at annual Golden Fine Arts Festival
Two days, three city blocks and thousands of art pieces to admire and potentially buy: it’s an arts festival so beloved that attendees were streaming in before it’d officially opened.
Nonprofit LoveINC Littleton celebrates five years of IMPACT program
This year, the Christian nonprofit organization is celebrating the five year anniversary of IMPACT, a program that offers weekly life skills classes and life coaching to help people improve their lives.
Dam Ducky Derby proceeds go to Evergreen Animal Protective League
The Evergreen Downtown Business Association has donated $4,000 to the Evergreen Animal Protective League.
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Highlands Ranch officials broke ground on the upcoming $16.5 million senior center on Sept. 19 with the goal of opening doors in January 2024.  The 20,000 square-foot community space for …
The man accused of killing his sister and her boyfriend earlier this year in rural Douglas County pleaded not guilty to the crime this afternoon. Casey Devol, 30, appeared in a packed courtroom to …
Former Brighton Police Department Cmdr. Frank Acosta passed away of natural causes, the city announced Sept. 23. Acosta joined the police department in February 2000. Before that, he was a state …
The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent …
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                In the span of a couple of sentences, Eagle Ridge Academy three-sport athlete and student body president …
Heritage High School had to rally in the second half to ward off Highlands Ranch 3-1 in Continental League play Sept. 22 on the Eagles' pitch. HHS scored its goals in the second half and kept the …
For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …
Rocky Mountain High School spoiled Horizon's homecoming Sept. 23 by beating the Hawks 31-7 at District 12 North Stadiuim in Westminster. The Lobos scored the first 25 points of the game. No other …
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For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …
Perhaps Americans took the title of Walt Whitman’s book of poems to his beloved country, “Leaves of Grass” too literally when they considered the American Dream.  “Whatever …
There are some names that stand on their own when you’re talking about the theater and Stephen Sondheim is right at the top of that list. So, when the Arvada Center announced it was kicking off its …
Although she’s healthy, Vanessa Johnston already has a plan for how she’d like to die. 
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