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Candy, music and celebration mark Commerce City Memorial Day

Commerce City kicked off its annual 2023 Memorial Day parade May 29 with  patriotism, candy and music. It was the 56th year Commerce City has hosted the parade, billed as the biggest in … more

Free music festival this weekend in Centennial to support veterans

A free, two-day music festival aimed at raising money to support veterans will be held from 12:30-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Modern Brew in Centennial. more

Here's what's new, and what to expect when Casa Bonita Denver reopens

While the exact date for Casa Bonita’s much-anticipated grand re-opening is still under wraps, a sneak peek of the facility in Lakewood reveals that, much like its high divers, you’re in for a deep plunge into nostalgia. more

Golden Police Department trying out four-day workweek

The Golden Police Department is launching a four-day workweek trial program, without a change in pay or number of employees. The six-month trial will start July 10, impacting all 75 full-time GPD employees. more

10 ways to prepare for flood season in Jefferson County

May to October is the annual flood season in Colorado. And, like most of the natural happenings around the state, the swollen rivers and creeks are naturally beautiful, but they are also powerful and very dangerous. more

Arvada 7th grader wins Colorado Civics Bee

Local 7th grader Sriram Yalavarthy had an impressive showing at the first-ever Colorado Civics Bee, besting 15 finalists to win first place and win the $1,000 prize at the May 19 Civics Bee finals. … more

Douglas County officials talk property tax relief amid steep tax bill hikes

Families may still be reeling from the new property values they received weeks ago from their county assessor’s offices, but what they pay in property taxes may end up looking different in the end, depending on a number of moving puzzle pieces that include actions at the local and state levels. more

Town of Parker hosts annual State of the Town event

The PACE Center was filled with people as Mayor Jeff Toborg, on May 23 delivered an address during the 14th annual State of the Town co-hosted by the Town of Parker and Rotary Club of Parker . … more

Douglas County schools raise $650,000 for wishes

Three-year-old Titus, who has lymphoma, has a wish. He wants to meet Lightning McQueen, the smiling red stock car from the animated film, “Cars.” So, students and staff at Ponderosa … more

Election will fill 14 vacant delegate seats in Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch Community Association residents who are not represented by a delegate will receive election notices in late May and early June for the Highlands Ranch Community Association Second … more

Douglas County lawmakers look back at 2023

With more than 600 bills introduced in the Colorado statehouse this year, Douglas County’s representatives stayed busy throughout the legislative session.  All four of the … more

Elizabeth considers historic district

In early 2022, the Town of Elizabeth Historic Advisory Board (HAB) launched a survey to gauge public interest in historic preservation and in creating a historic district for the town — and received an overwhelmingly positive response from town residents and others in the area. more

Douglas County school board approves equity policy changes

Douglas County school board members approved changes to the district’s equity policy in a marathon nine-hour long meeting on May 23 that started with a protest and board member Elizabeth Hanson … more

Douglas County joins suit to oppose Democrats' property tax plan

On the same day Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 303 , Douglas County Commissioners announced they will be joining a lawsuit to challenge the measure that looks to put Proposition HH on the November ballot. more

Arapahoe County donates money to support migrants

Denver is experiencing a new surge of migrants coming to Denver, with a couple hundred individuals arriving each day. To help support those arriving to the metro area, the Arapahoe County commissioners approved a donation of $10,000 to the Newcomers Fund, a fund of philanthropy organization Rose Community Foundation. more

County Line Road widening project stays on track

In a regional effort to widen a high-traffic, high-volume roadway near Highlands Ranch, the Douglas County commissioners approved a $226,418 amended contract to complete the final designs. more

Centennial mom joins wrongful death lawsuit against Snapchat

When Patti Lujan sees butterflies, she thinks of her daughter, Lauren, who died from fentanyl poisoning in 2020 at the age of 18.  more

Douglas County initially approves camping ban in an effort to decrease homeless camps

With little discussion and unified agreement, the Douglas County Commission approved the first reading of an ordinance to limit public camping and prohibit temporary structures on public property. … more

Gov. Polis apologizes for death of Christian Glass

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis apologized to the parents of Christian Glass, the 22-year-old having a mental health crisis who was killed by a deputy in Silver Plume, and then declared May 24 Christian … more

Breaking: Hanson resigns from Douglas County School Board

Douglas County School Board member Elizabeth Hanson resigned Tuesday night, citing concerns over the district not implementing an equity policy and spending taxpayer dollars on lawsuits.  … more
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