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Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown speaking during the Arapahoe County Racial Equity Subcommittee meeting on Sept. 19 at Ready to Work Aurora.

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 …
Highlands Ranch and Douglas County officials pose for photos before breaking ground on the Highlands Ranch Senior Center on Sept. 19.

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 …
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock holds up a photo of Casey Devol at a media briefing. Devol is the suspect in a double homicide.

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 …
Frank Acosta

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 …

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 …
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Adams City High School

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 …
Brighton High School Cheerleaders.

Brighton High School homecoming by parade, by royalty, by football

Brighton High School celebrated homecoming week with a parade and the theme “Here’s to the Good Years” from Oct 16 to 21. The students and teachers celebrated Spirit Week by …
Here's one happy Tiger -- the Kearney Middle School mascot, too -- in attendance at this year's Adams City High School homecoming parade Sept. 17.

Photo gallery: Adams City celebrates homecoming by parade, by football win

After Adams City High School's homecoming parade Sept,. 17, the crowds ventured to the school for the Eagles' 34-18 football win over Skyview High School. ACHS scored 23 unanswered points in the …
Sophomore royalty nominees Memphis Sherman, right, and Michelle Ramirez enter the Five Star North Stadium field at halftime during Mountain Range homecoming game Sept. 16. MRHS won the football game 13-7 over Grand Junction.

Photo gallery: Mountain Range celebrates homecoming


This Prairie View High School student gets the best of both worlds. He gets to spend time with his classmates at the school's annual homecoming bonfire, and he gets to stand near the warm fire on a breezy Sept. 13.

PVHS continues homecoming party

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Blush Out West, one of over 60 vendors at The Emporium, offers women’s clothing and home goods with a Western vibe.

Emporium marks milestone

Mike Slattery is eager to celebrate a Castle Rock destination that he loves with the community that has supported it for a decade. On Oct. 1, The Emporium will mark its 10th anniversary with free …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
The cafe offers an elevated take on PB&J sandwiches. The Banana Fo’fana is stuffed with bananas Foster jam, fresh sliced bananas, crisp bacon and creamy peanut butter.

Business Corner: Littleton Eatery finding its footing

Tucked behind a car dealership on South Broadway, first-time restaurateur Gene Hill is ushering a Littleton cafe through an “identity crisis.”  Originally billed as Brad B Jammin’ PB&J …
The Dawson Trails development, outlined in blue, proposes more than 5,800 housing units and 3.2 million square feet of commercial space. As part of the proposal, Castle Rock would offer a $10 million incentive for a Costco and the developer of Dawson Trails will pay for road work and a new fire station.

Castle Rock partners with Dawson Trails for Costco, Crystal Valley Interchange

Castle Rock finalized the details to allow the construction of the Dawson Ridge development, which includes the Crystal Valley Interchange and a Costco.  Town Council approved a number of …

Hodges asks for extra city planner in Fort Lupton

Fort Lupton Planning Director Todd Hodges is seeing more business coming through his doors.                 …
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