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Gotto ahead in Arapahoe County District 2 commissioner race; Edmondson and Summey nearly tied for District 4

Mark Gotto holds a lead over opponent Jason Presley in the Republican primary for District 2 while Democrats Regina Edmondson and Leslie Summey are nearly tied for District 4.

Centennial council supports creating a new homelessness coordinator position

Multiple members of Centennial City Council expressed support for developing a new homelessness coordinator position with Arapahoe County during the city council’s regular meeting June 6 at …
More than 200 people visited the Bike to Work Day station at Arapahoe Road Trailhead on June 22, 2022.

More than 200 visit Centennial Bike to Work Day station

For many participants in this year’s Bike To Work Day on June 22, they weren’t just headed to work — they were headed to one of the 186 stations offering snacks, refreshments and …
Music therapist Brittany Costa visited Koelbel Library June 14 to help raise awareness about the therapy service and how it can help others.

Music therapist visits Koelbel Library to raise awareness

When Brittany Costa began playing the clarinet about 20 years ago, she had no idea it would lead her on a path to becoming a music therapist for people who are struggling.
Damage from the water main break was visible on South Detroit Street, at the intersection with East Jamison Place, on June 17.

Corrosive soils cause Centennial water main break

Denver Water, Colorado’s largest water utility, concluded that corrosion led to the June 14 water main break in Centennial on a residential street near Arapahoe High School.
At 71 miles long, the High Line Canal serves hundreds of thousands of people in Douglas, Denver, Adams and Arapahoe County.

High Line Canal Conservancy to host 3rd annual canal walk

For the third year, the High Line Canal Conservancy will host days of events to promote conservation and improvement efforts along the 71-mile High Line Canal from June 20 to 26.  Events …
Centennial City Council convened Monday, June 6, at the Centennial Civic Center.

Consultants say Centennial home ownership projected to decrease as homes become less affordable

If current housing and economic trends continue, home ownership will decrease in Centennial and only those working in the mining, oil and gas industry will be able to afford the median price of a …
Over 30 years, tuition costs have increased 169%

The cost of college is driving students down

For many students attending college or preparing to start that educational journey, the cost weighs heavy. Teenagers and young adults suffer from anxiety and struggle with mental health more than …
Centennial Center Park.

Mark your calendars: Centennial will offer a range of free-admission community events this summer

As the academic school year concludes and summer nears, residents searching for community events are in luck: The City of Centennial plans to host a variety of free-admission festivities throughout …
Chirs Webb, managing partner of Proud Souls’ Littleton location, was named Grand Champion at the 2021 Smoke & Soul Fest in Casper, Wyoming.

Proud Souls BBQ headed to Frisco festival

With 100 racks of ribs, Proud Souls Barbecue & Provisions is taking up its usual post at the 27th annual Frisco BBQ Challenge, which is back after a two-year hiatus. “It’s just a great …
The basement unit at 4661 S. Acoma St. July 25, where water nearly reached the ceiling. The 4600 block of South Acoma Street and the area around it saw rushing flood waters July 24 that left several households displaced.

Nearly four years after a fatal flood, City of Englewood closes in on mitigation plan

The plan, known as the South Englewood Flood Reduction Project, calls for $23 million to build new stormwater detention ponds near Santa Fe Drive and Quincy Avenue as well as replace and repair several pipes around the same area.

Proud Souls BBQ headed to Frisco festival

With 100 racks of ribs, Proud Souls Barbecue & Provisions is taking up its usual post at the 27th annual Frisco BBQ Challenge, which is back after a two-year hiatus. “It’s just a great …

Star Harbor to bring public spaceflight training to Lone Tree

Lone Tree is getting the first public spaceflight training facility for aerospace professionals and enthusiasts alike. Star Harbor Academy, started by a collection of aerospace professionals, …

Poll shows majority of Douglas County voters not in favor of ‘vital’ school funding

A poll of Douglas County voters showed that less than 40% of the community is willing to approve new funding measures for the school district in an election this November. But an ad hoc committee …

Parker Days comes back this weekend

Carnival Hill will soon have a carnival once again. The rides are going up and the fences are coming out, which can only mean one thing: Parker Days is upon us once again.

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Representatives from Arapahoe County and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming stand outside the county's administrative building in Littleton.

Arapahoe County seeks to remedy partnership with area's original native tribe

Following more than a year of discussion with the tribe, county commissioners said they were grateful to improve on a relationship that had not been reaffirmed for about 20 years, according to county staff. 
Marsha's Closet, located at the Transgender Center of the Rockies, offers free clothes. On June 15, 2022, clothes were displayed under a colorful tent outside in the back of the center as part of the closet's one-year anniversary celebration.

Transgender Center of the Rockies celebrates anniversary of its free closet

Not long after Erin Lowrey began working as a behavioral health specialist at the Transgender Center of the Rockies in the fall of 2020, she came across a box of abandoned clothes in the back of the …
Douglas County sheriff candidates Darren Weekly and John Anderson

Neither Weekly, Anderson calling sheriff's race

The top two vote-getters in the primary election for the Republican candidate for Douglas County sheriff both say they are waiting for more results before making any calls on a winner.
Weld County law enforcement, including the Fort Lupton Police Department, is looking for these people wanted in connection with four armed burglaries of car dealerships.

Fort Lupton police, others looking for armed burglars

Law enforcement agencies in Weld County, including the Fort Lupton Police Department and the Weld County Sheriff's Office, are asking for help in identifying four people who have committed several …
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.   The district filed a complaint for judicial review …
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A shuttle for the Colorado Department of Transportation's new Pegasus program that serves stops in Denver, Lakewood, Idaho Springs, Frisco, Vail and Avon.

Tired of driving? Here’s how to get around Colorado on public transportation

Ever wanted to take a road trip across the state without slogging through an hours-long drive on highways?

First of 4 free summer concerts at Sterne Park happening this Saturday

The event, known as Little Jam, will feature 1970s tribute band Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival. Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair. 
The musical trio from “The Wedding Singer” and the rest of the cast are performing at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton through June 26.

Theater announces upcoming season

Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton, has announced a new season, with tickets on sale for individual shows and the season. “The Wedding Singer,” the finale for the current …
Coming Attractions

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
Alissa Davies posing in front of her series "Firescape."

Wildfire art can create beauty out of tragedy

Robert Nesladek carves wood. He works in a sawdust-filled studio behind his house in Arvada, which he has owned for 47 years.  Two wood lathes spin fast to carve out bowls, vases and other …
Sports

Brookens tabbed as CHSAA associate commissioner

The Colorado High School Activities Association named Bethany Brookens as its next associate commissioner. Incoming Commissioner Mike Krueger made the appointment, which is effective immediately. …

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From the Editor: Times that matter

As a child, I grew to hate road trips. My parents did not like flying anywhere, which meant any family trip was by car. I hated it. I’m talking about trips that would make the original “National …
Michael Norton

Column: We are not finished yet

The five most sought-after words in amateur golf are, “That’s good, pick it up.” We say that to our playing partner when the putt that is left is considered short enough to call it “good.” …
Elizabeth Hanson

Guest Column: As property taxes and values rise, school funds don’t

The Douglas County School District covers 850 square miles and is located just south of the Denver area. DCSD is the third-largest school district in Colorado and the largest employer in Douglas …
Michael Norton

Column: Is it better to build bridges, or burn them?

The origin of “burning bridges” has its roots in ancient Rome. And we see where they were not only burning the bridges, but also burning the boats. In some cases, they burned the bridges and the …

From the Editor: Dreading the bubble

It’s that time of year where we start reviewing the ballot and working to decide who might be best to serve us on the local, state and federal levels. For me, it’s become the time where I dread …
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