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Update: Trucker in deadly I-70 trucker trial found guilty on 27 counts

Update: The jury rendered its verdict in the case late on Friday, Oct. 15, finding Rogel Aguilera-Mederos gulty on 27 counts including four counts of vehicular homicide. Aguilera-Mederos Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver accused of causing the fiery crash on I-70 in April 2019, took the stand to testify in his own defense as the trial drew to a close. Closing statements in the …
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Election 2021: Englewood candidates report first round of fundraising

Mary Colecchi, who is running to be an at-large city council member in the ongoing Englewood mail-in election, has a $300 discrepancy in her campaign donations, according to her recent finance filing.

Election 2021: Cherry Creek candidates accuse Bates of improper campaign filings

Kelly Bates, an incumbent Cherry Creek school board member who is running for a second term, is being accused by two other candidates of violating campaign finance law. One of her opponents as well …
Former Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo Queen, Breanna Eddy.

Homecoming returns to Elizabeth

It has been two years since the Elizabeth School District has celebrated its homecoming traditions, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The town of Elizabeth was bustling throughout the week of Oct. 4 in …
Rhonda Olsen, newly appointed Elizabeth School Board director

Elizabeth School Board fills vacancy

With an election now underway to fill three board seats, the Elizabeth School District Board of Directors filled yet another seat -- that of former director John Guttenberg -- on Oct. 11 at their …

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Election 2021: Krista Kafer wants to be a broker for compromise on Littleton council

Krista Kafer isn't embarrassed to tell you she can be a bit of a nerd.    A Denver Post columnist, adjunct professor and longtime player in conservative thought and policy, Kafer, 51, …
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Election 2021: Jeffco school board candidate Q&As

2021 Candidates for positions on the Board of Education for Jeffco Public Schools were sent a candidate questionnaire. Below are links to each candidate. Be sure to check out the Jeffco Election …

Election 2021: As mask outrage engulfs school boards, Littleton candidates try to stay above the fray

Furor over masking policies in schools has swept across the Denver metro area as districts are faced with angry parents and shifting legal realities. 
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

Federal court sides with Cherry Creek school board candidate in mask lawsuit

Unconvinced by Cherry Creek School District's interpretation of what is necessary for an exemption from Tri-County Health's school mask mandate, a federal court allowed a Cherry Creek school board …

Left to right: Joan Anderssen, Angela Christensen and Dale Elliot, candidates for Littleonton Public Schools Board of Education.

Election 2021: Littleton school board candidates look to future in forum

As Littleton Public Schools nears its third year of educating in a COVID world, candidates for its Board of Education grappled with a slew of issues from funding to mental health.  During an Oct. 6 forum hosted at the school district's Education Services Center, candidates made their case for how they would tackle the district's current challenges and why they were the best choice for a seat at the table. Five candidates are running for three seats in the mail-in ballot election, which ends Nov. 2. 
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The Vistas Entertainment District at Park Meadows. The mall is a major sales-tax revenue generator for Lone Tree.

Election 2021: Lone Tree seeks tax hike for public services

Will Lone Tree residents be willing to raise sales taxes for the next decade? Voters will decide in the election that ends Nov. 2. The city council in August approved placing a measure on the ballot …

Developers' plans for Littleton's Aspen Grove collide with community concern

Littleton residents packed the city council chamber for a marathon night of public comment during an Oct. 5 council meeting. The topic at hand: contention over the proposed redevelopment of Aspen Grove, a shopping center in south Littleton that has for years seen declining revenue. 

Fort Lupton bar takes steps to keep liquor license

Acting as the city's liquor licensing authority, Fort Lupton City Council approved a recommendation to allow a local bar to keep its liquor license. The authority voted 6-0 with one abstention …
A view of Castle Rock over its namesake town.

Castle Rock looks to have say on nearby development

To protect the town against the negative impacts of continued development in the neighboring unincorporated areas of Douglas County, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the first steps in …

StretchLab moves into Lone Tree

Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …
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