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This year’s legislative session saw two bills that would protect and assist residents, like those in Golden Hills Mobile Home Park in Golden. One created a $35 million revolving loan that would help park residents organize and purchase their communities. The other set to stabilize lot rents. That bill, although it provides other important protections, was gutted.

Legislation a ‘gutted’ win for mobile home park residents

When HB22-1287 passed earlier this year, mobile home park residents thought they garnered an important win. And they did. Sorta.
Mayor Stephanie Piko delivered a speech at Centennial’s 16th annual State of Our City luncheon on May 12. The event, which highlighted ongoing initiatives in Centennial, was hosted at the Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight facility at Centennial Airport.

Housing affordability, business viability on Centennial city officials' minds

The cost of housing has become an all-but-unavoidable issue for city officials in much of the Denver metro area, and Centennial is examining how local policy might fit into conversations about affordability.
The State of the Town event was hosted by the Town of Parker and The Rotary Club of Parker May 12 at the PACE Center.

Parker mayor covers growth, roads, finances in State of Town speech

Parker Mayor Jeff Toborg spoke about highlights from the past year and expectations for 2022 during the first in-person State of the Town speech since the COVID-19 pandemic. “The state of …
Sherry Johnson, 79, have lived in Geneva Village for nearly 8 years. Johnson said she lives on a fixed income of $1,391 each month, which she receives from her pension. With the City of Littleton mulling plans that may force residents to relocate, possibly permanently, Johnson said she fears where else she could afford to rent in the city.

Littleton leaders say Geneva Village tenants won't be displaced. Residents still worry

Low-income seniors living in Littleton's Geneva Village, a city-owned, age-restricted housing complex, say they are with few options if a decision by city council forces them to move. 
District leaders raise their shovels as they break the ground on what is expected to be a $35 million to $38 million project.

Littleton Public Schools breaks ground on new elementary building

District leaders for Littleton Public Schools broke ground May 9 on a new elementary school that will replace Ralph Moody Elementary and open its doors fall 2023. 
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VIDEO: Collecting African art is a passion for retired teacher in Denver

‘It’s time for other people to be able to enjoy this’

One of the country’s most extraordinary private art collections is hidden in plain sight. Nearly every square inch of Paul Hamilton’s home in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood is occupied by a …

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Sam Koy reaches for trash in Centennial Lake. "I love to come too parks and to be able to clean it up is such a good thing," Koy said.
Community celebrates Earth Day with clean up of Centennial Park
In observance of Earth Day, community members from Englewood, Littleton and beyond joined together April 23 to clean up trash and … Read More
The troupe of Venardos Circus takes a bow before the audience April 14.
Venardos Circus returns to Littleton for a night of spectacle
The traveling Venardos Circus made its second stop in Littleton in less than a year with a sold-out show Thursday night that stunned … Read More
Kids launch from behind the line intent on claiming as many colorful easter eggs as they can April 9 at Brighton’s Recreation for the city’s annual Easter Egg Dash.
A bright day for an Egg Dash
Chocolate-filled plastic eggs in several rainbows-worth of colors were the goal as Brighton hosted the annual Easter Egg Dash April 9 … Read More
Golden High School as students enjoyed a night of high-tech and blacklight Saturday, April 2, as the annual Sadie’s Dance got underway in the gymnasium. The dance, sponsored by GHS Student Council, was postponed from February to wait out COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
Night of Neon puts old tradition in new light
This year, Golden High School students put a new twist on the traditional Sadie Hawkins Dance. Read More
Merlin Barnes pours a bucket of raw, unpasteurized cow milk into an 1890s cream separator.
Community members discover journey of milk during Littleton event
Community members came out during a warm and bright early spring day to learn about the the journey of milk in … Read More
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The Elizabeth Police Department unveiled its new Community Safe Trade e-commerce transaction site on May 24 at the Elizabeth Board of Trustees meeting. The site is meant to create a safe transaction space for members of the community.
Roughly 3 in 5 inmates at the Arapahoe County jail have a mental health condition, according to recent data — and that number may be even higher when taking into account substance use problems, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.
The Douglas County commissioners have decided not to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars on a controversial water supply project but may consider it again in the future.
As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create …
Sports
Spring weather in Colorado can be uncertain and poor weather conditions forced several prep spring sports championships to be altered. The all-classification track meet at Jefferson County Stadium …
PARKER -- For the second straight season, Brighton High School's baseball team made it to the championship game of the class 5A regional playoffs.For the second straight year, BHS came up short in …
AURORA -- Legacy High School advanced to the state 5A baseball tournament with wins over ThunderRidge and Grandview high schools May 23. LHS faces Cherokee Trail at 9 a.m. Friday, May 27. The …
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Former Horizon High School Principal Kim Brady was back on stage May 17 at the CU Event Center to help the school's class of 2022 graduate. Brady recounted that she was the principal when the …
Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Northglenn High School graduated the Class of 2022 in a May 17 ceremony at the CU Coors Events Center in Boulder. The 319 seniors were led by escorts …
The Kirkland Museum, 1201 Bannock St., Denver, announces the gift of a lamp, constructed from two pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright art glass (1903-1904), which will be featured in the show, “Frank …
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