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In Sierra Leone, local journalism is a lifeboat for women in rural communities

In the rural communities of Sierra Leone, women who are experiencing sexual abuse, gender-based violence and restricted bodily autonomy often have just one hope when seeking justice; the intrepid journalists at Media Matters for Women Sierra Leone. more

Daughters of the American Revolution seeking food-drive donations

A group of women working to establish a Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Elbert County will hold a food drive in Elizabeth later this month. more

Where to find food assistance in metro Denver counties after SNAP benefits dropped

If you’re struggling with the drop in benefits, it may help to turn to local programs and organizations. more

Centennial law enforcement, emergency services updates

From new school therapy dogs to upcoming elections, changes are coming to the City of Centennial, officials told the city council during its March 7 meeting.  Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler … more

Residents and Centennial Airport officials disappointed, frustrated at FAA not attending community meeting

Despite Centennial Airport officials highlighting the importance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) attending its community meetings to help address resident concerns, the FAA had no … more

Douglas County Health Department director updates agency progress

Programs for the Douglas County Health Department have been up and running for over two months and during a March 9 meeting, Executive Director Michael Hill gave an update on the independent health department. more

Fundraiser for 19-year-old diagnosed with Osteosarcoma

The Parker and equestrian community has come together to raise over $11,000 in one week for 19-year-old Quincy Rohrbach to fulfill her bucket list after being diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. more

Nonprofit hosts community discussion on Denver's refugee crisis

Speakers told stories of bravery, challenge and resiliency at a community discussion hosted by Immigrant Pathways Colorado on March 4. more

Site Improvement Plan for Arma Dei Academy construction

An update on construction plans for Arma Dei Academy was given during the March 8 Highlands Ranch Community Association Development Review Committee meeting. more

A "thank you" from the heart

Shirley Bennett was going through the jury duty selection process at the Arapahoe County Courthouse when officials called a recess. She and other potential jurors walked into the hallway. more

Castle Rock ups rebates for water conservation efforts

Castle Rock will be offering $200,000 in water rebates to residents who use certain water conservation methods, such as Coloradoscaped yards or low-flow toilets. On March 7, the town council … more

Fort Lupton council accepts grant for park upgrades 

Fort Lupton City Council Council agreed to accept a $410,000 grant for upgrades to Community Center Park outside the recreation center on South Harrison Avenue. The decision came during a March 7 … more

It’s official. Pierce named new 27J superintendent

The present deputy superintendent of 27J Schools will become the superintendent of 27J Schools next year. The 27J board of education chose Will Pierce to take over the job in July 2024, once … more

3 Elizabeth School Board members threaten resignation

The Elizabeth School District may be short a full board as several members threatened to quit late last week.   School board members threatening to quit were planning to submit official … more

Douglas County School District in dire need of bus drivers

Facing severe understaffing of bus drivers that has resulted in route consolidations and cancellations, the Douglas County School District is working to raise pay and hire a recruiter to ease bussing … more

WellSpring readies to remodel old hotel into apartments

Coming up on the 10 year anniversary of WellSpring opening its Castle Rock facility to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the nonprofit organization is working to expand … more

Richard Holt becomes Centennial Mayor Pro Tem

Centennial Councilmember Richard Holt, who represents District 3 in the city, was sworn in as the city’s mayor pro tem during the March 7 city council meeting.  The mayor pro tem … more

Englewood man arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child

Englewood police have arrested a man suspected of sexual exploitation of a child for a second time this month, the police department announced in a March 8 news release.  more

Unified game is winning combination in Elizabeth

An annual basketball game between special education students at Elizabeth Middle School almost filled the gym on a snowy night in late February. more

DA: No charges for AdCo deputy in May shooting incident

BRIGHTON – Brian Mason, the district attorney for the 17th Judicial District, won’t file charges against an Adams County sheriff’s deputy in connection with a May shooting. In a … more
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