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How a newly approved Castle Pines ballot measure will affect community roads

Voters in the November election gave the green light to increase sales taxes in Castle Pines, a move that will allow the city to improve neighborhood roads next year and avoid delays for bigger road projects such as fixes on Castle Pines Parkway, along with Monarch Boulevard. “Without this dedicated funding source, road improvement projects…

Douglas County School District sets plan to increase teacher pay with voter-approved funding

With mixed approval from Douglas County voters, the school district is investing $66 million in staff compensation and school security, while planning creative solutions for capital needs that did not receive funding. The November election resulted in the passage of a $66 million mill levy override, while the $484 million bond failed. The failed bond…

Douglas County forms advisory board on its water future in 2-1 vote

After months of discussion, two of Douglas County’s elected leaders formally voted to create a volunteer board that will help decide the future of water supply in the county, over the third leader’s objection. With the help of the new volunteer group, “Douglas County will have a comprehensive 2050 Water Plan that will encompass the…



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Cherry Creek downs Mountain Vista, will work on Thanksgiving to prepare for Ralston matchup

Cherry Creek coach Dave Logan and his football team have started a new Thanksgiving tradition. Logan, the Creek coaches and the team get together for a football practice since the Bruins always seem to have a state playoff semifinal game awaiting a couple days after the holiday. “We’ve been working on Thanksgiving nine of the…

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Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what’s next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A…

From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…

Arts, Culture & Entertainment: Parker Symphony marks anniversary

The Parker Symphony, conducted by Rene Knetsch, celebrates its 30th anniversary this season, beginning with a concert on Oct. 20 at the PACE Center titled, “Destination: Europe.” The Program will include Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Enesco’s “Rumanian Rhapsody,” Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance;” and Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” performed by Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony.…


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Starting the Season: A guide to kickstarting the 2023 holidays in Adams County

From Santa sightings to winter festivals, there are plenty of events around the region to get you into the holiday mood. Whether you’re in Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Brighton or Fort Lupton, there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s Colorado Community Media’s list of the ones not to miss, organized by date. Dec. 1 Thornton Santa…

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