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Discussing racial equity in the Arapahoe County justice system

When it comes to racial equity, what are the issues facing the Arapahoe County justice system and how can they be addressed?  It’s a question the Arapahoe County Racial Equity … more

Highlands Ranch breaks ground on senior center

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 … more

Douglas County man accused of double-homicide pleads not guilty

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 … more

Acosta, Brighton police commander, dies

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 … more

Classes continue at Fort Lupton HS despite circulated threats

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 … more

With eye on housing, Arapahoe County seeks changes to land code for unincorporated areas

Arapahoe County leaders said they will seek public input in the coming weeks on changes to the county’s Land Development Code for unincorporated areas in a bid to shore up its housing supply. more

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

In the beginning, the scooters arrived without permission. Now, the electric devices are continuing to spread to more metro-area cities, touted as a way to reduce traffic but also feared by some … more

Arapahoe County discusses opioid settlement spending

The Arapahoe County Regional Opioid Council — comprised of 12 members including elected officials, law enforcement and social service workers — will help guide about $25 million in new spending over the next 18 years.  more

State introduces the new Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) announced that the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health (OCFMH) is the new name for the former Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). more

Castle Rock limits turf at new homes

New homes in Castle Rock will no longer be able to sport a turf front yard under a recently approved ordinance aimed at conserving water. more

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.  more

Woody Curtis, Northglenn councilman, volunteer, dies at 82

There were three things that former Northglenn Rotary Club vice president, former city councilor and former board member for Northglenn Ambulance Corps Ellwood Curtis loved. “His family, … more

Suspect injured in train crash with squad car

It started as a reported menacing with a gun  all in Fort Lupton Sept. 16. The initial incident ended with a collision between a train and a squad car in Platteville, and it continued Sept. … more

Fentanyl death: Grand jury indicts parents of Brighton toddler

A grand jury returned first-degree murder and Colorado Organized Crime Control Act chages against the parents of a toddler who died from fentanyl poisonining earlier this year. Adams County District … more

One fast meeting for Fort Lupton City Council 

In the span of less than 10 minutes, Fort Lupton City Council did the following during its regular meeting Sept. 21: Council approved an intergovernmental agreement between it, the city of … more

Littleton council approves historic designation for century-old home

Littleton City Council, during a public meeting Sept. 20, unanimously approved a new historic designation for a more than 100-year-old home near the city's downtown.  more

Littleton judge Ethan Feldman celebrated by council ahead of retirement

Littleton Presiding Municipal Judge Ethan Feldman was given a warm send-off by city council Sept. 20, nearly two months after announcing his plans to retire after a nine-year tenure.  Feldman is set to retire Sept. 30.  more

Castle Rock's 2023 budget moves forward

Castle Rock Town Council approved a number of items relating to the 2023 budget, which prioritizes public safety, roads and water, at the Sept. 20 meeting. Following a presentation by Town Manager … more

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials … more

Elizabeth Stampede crowns 2023 royalty

The 2023 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo Royalty competition was held on Sept. 10 at Casey Jones Park. It was a blustery, rainy Saturday for the four girls who competed for rodeo queen and attendant. more
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