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DA: more teenagers charged in Lakewood RTD light rail assaults

A total of 13 teenagers are facing -- or expected to face -- assault charges in two alleged beatings in recent weeks on light rail trains in Lakewood. The announcement by District Attorney Alexis …

Child dead in apparent murder-suicide

A 54-year-old Elizabeth man and his 5-year-old daughter were found dead inside the man's truck on Dec. 1 in what the Elbert County Sheriff's Office is calling an apparent murder-suicide.
Students outside at Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School.

Littleton district to keep current elementary boundaries

Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School in the Littleton district was built to serve a maximum capacity of 650 students, according to a presentation by the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) at an Oct. 27 school board meeting. In its second year of operation, there are currently 707 students enrolled at Ford.
Guanella Pass is now closed to cars until May 2023.

Guanella Pass closes for the season

Clear Creek County announced on Nov. 28 the closure of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway for the winter season. 

Students leave Prairie View High School Dec. 1 after an hour-long lockdown. Police arrested three juveniles and recovered a handgun from a student's car.

Three juveniles in custody; police recover one handgun at Prairie View High School

Brighton police and 27J School District officials said a Dec. 1 lockdown at Prairie View High School may have started with an altercation off campus. Police eventually arrested three juveniles and …
Education
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Elizabeth High School.

Elizabeth Education Foundation announces 2022 grant recipients

The Elizabeth Education Foundation recently announced its 2022 grant recipients. This year, 26 teachers across the district’s five schools received a total of more than $9,000 in grants that go …
Douglas County School District's Superintendent Erin Kane, left, and Director of Mental Health Stephanie Crawford-Goetz pose will Douglas County Sheriff's Office Lt. Rob Rotherham and sheriff-elect Darren Weekly on Nov. 15 at the district administration building. Crawford-Goetz received the 2022 Ron King Service Award from the sheriff's office for her work to support homeless youth and promote student mental health.

Douglas County School District admin, mental health program honored for service to students

A Douglas County School District program aimed at supporting students experiencing trauma and one of the program's leaders received accolades at the county and national level for their positive …
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …

Weld RE-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor's is to remain in his role for at least another year.

Polis salutes Fort Lupton High School for growth in student achievement

Polis salutes Fort Lupton High School for growth in student achievement Fort Lupton High School was among 21 high schools in the state to receive the state’s Bright Spot award from Gov. …
Business
California-based salad chain sweetgreen opens in Highlands Ranch's Village Center West on Dec. 2.

Sweetgreen opens fourth Colorado location in Highlands Ranch

The popular fast-casual and veggie-focused chain sweetgreen is celebrating the opening of its first Douglas County location in Highlands Ranch on Dec. 2 by partnering with a local nonprofit that …
The members of the Elizabeth Board of Trustees prepare for the Nov. 15 meeting.

Elizabeth trustees OK rezoning for growth

The Elizabeth Board of Trustees recently approved a rezoning of agricultural land to planned unit development (PUD) in the west end of the town to accommodate residential, regional commercial, mixed-use commercial, public, and semi-public land uses.
Thousands pour into Olde Town Arvada for the tree lighting, seen here from above.

Olde Town Arvada celebrates holiday tree lighting, Small Business Saturday

Olde Town Arvada hosted a slew of events over the weekend, with Small Business Saturday, the Olde Town tree lighting and the first Holiday Makers Market of the year taking place on Nov. 26.
A campaign flier for Dean Legatski, running in Castle Rock Town Council District 3 against Kevin Bracken, raises concerns about the town's Design Review Board. Legatski would like to reduce the board's authority over downtown development, while Bracken supports the board as is.

Council candidates spar on role of Design Review Board days before election

In the last days before Election Day, campaign material for a Castle Rock town council candidate reignited conflict about the commission that approves downtown development.  During the Nov. 1 …

Members of the Denver South Metro Rotary Club donated over 1,000 pounds of hygiene and health items to Integrated Family Community Services for the group's October project.

Local Rotary donates 1,000 pounds of hygiene products to nonprofit

Just over 1,000 pounds of toothbrushes, toilet paper, diapers, soap and other hygiene products will help local nonprofit Integrated Family Community Services serve its thousands of monthly visitors …
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