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A board showing ideas for updates to Jackass Hill Park from Architerra Group — the landscape design firm hired for the project. 

South Suburban unveils plans for Jackass Hill Park

The plans come after months of outreach from the parks service, which included an in-person community meeting in June and an online survey that ran for most of May. 
Undersheriff Bruce Snelling

Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling dies

Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling died at home on Sept. 24. 
Colorado Community Media has selected Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.

Colorado Community Media taps de Yoanna as new editor-in-chief

Colorado Community Media announced today that it has named Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.  
Electric scooter riders are a common sight around Denver, particularly in the city's central and downtown areas.

Shared electric scooters continue spread in Denver suburbs, but safety a concern

The scooters can mean more than a fun trip for riders and a nuisance for pedestrians — they're often involved in injuries.
John Maslowsky, right, and others participate in the beer-stein-holding competition during the inaugural Wild West Oktoberfest Sept. 24 in downtown Golden. Maslowsky was volunteering at the event for YoColorado, the organizer.

Wild West Oktoberfest debuts in downtown Golden

After a 30-year absence, Golden's Oktoberfest made a unique comeback this weekend: Bavaria met the American West in downtown Golden Sept. 24 at the inaugural Wild West Oktoberfest.
Arvada City Councilmember Lisa Smith (left) with Xcel's Daniel Trujillo.

Xcel Energy, Arvada City Councilmember Smith hold backpack drive for The Action Center

Throughout the month of September, Xcel Energy staffers partnered with Arvada City Councilmember Lisa Smith to collect backpacks and school supplies for the Action Center, a nonprofit based in Lakewood.
Artists from across Colorado gathered Sept. 24 at The Streets at SouthGlenn for the Centennial Chalk Art Festival.

Artistic talents on display at Centennial Chalk Art Festival

Amidst the sea of artists decorating The Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial, Katherine Chow worked for hours to create the vibrant chalk art piece, “Pokémon Jubilee,” on Sept. …
Bernice Aspinwall portrays Mildred Graves by Graves' headstone.

Arvada Historical Society celebrates its founders at annual event

For the 19th year, the Arvada Historical Society celebrated notable historical figures from the city’s history at the Arvada Cemetery on Sept. 24. In honor of the society’s 50th …
The Baroque Chamber Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Oct. 7.

All four seasons come to Lakewood this autumn

This fall season will see more than just Autumn, but Winter, Summer and Spring too with Colorado’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Oct. 7 at the Lakewood …
An overview of Olde Town from the city's survey.

City team gauging feedback on proposals for 20-year future of Olde Town Arvada

Members of the Arvada city team and contracted landscape architects Dig Studio held a public hopen house at Denver Beer Co. on Sept. 21 to gauge feedback for a number of proposals and ideas …
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 …
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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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The monthly Lawyers at the Library free legal clinic will be held at the Elizabeth Library, 651 W. Beverly St., on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The man accused of shooting and killing a woman in southwest Englewood Wednesday night was her neighbor and was heavily armed at the time of his apprehension minutes later, according to an arrest affidavit. 
A chain of northern Colorado hearing and audiology doctors will likely sound a little better to its Spanish speaking customers with the addition of new audiologist Dr. Mariela Chavira, Chavira …
In a split vote, the Douglas County Board of Education directed the superintendent to compile recommendations to change the equity policy and present them in March. During the Sept. 27 meeting, …
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Stargate School’s girls volleyball team is doing just fine this season. Through play last week, the Eagles were 8-2, which included a four-set loss to Peak to Peak High School Sept. 30. …
Littleton beat Standleey Lake 4-1 in Littleton Sept. 30. No stats were available for either team. The Lions, who improved to 6-3-1 through the end of play Oct. 1,  visit Wheat Ridge at 5 …
Holy Family celebrated its homecming Sept. 30 by beating Conifer 28-7. The Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory. Tigers' quarterback Rylan Cooney was …
BRIGHTON – It has been a rocky start to the Brighton football team’s season, but the Bulldogs couldn’t have planned a more perfect time to pick up their first win of the …
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One of the great things about theater is its ability to reflect the challenges and convulsions of society with a speed and alacrity that most other performing arts mediums just aren’t capable of …
Dustin Smith and his wife grew up spending time at their grandparents’ farms, but many years later, Smith’s kids weren’t getting that same experience. So the Smiths opened The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities.
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 …
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