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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.
Jason Presley, left, and Mark Gotto.

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.
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 …
Education
Seniors from Grandview High School sit at their graduation ceremony in late May. Grandview sits in the east Centennial area.

PHOTOS: Thousands of Cherry Creek School District graduates reach finish line

Thousands of students in Cherry Creek School District persevered through a high school journey shaped by the pandemic, finally receiving their diplomas in late May.

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Arapahoe Community College's Parker campus is located next to Chaparral High School at 15653 Brookstone Drive.

Arapahoe Community College closing in Parker, DCSD taking over

Arapahoe Community College is closing its Parker campus after the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education agreed to sell the building to the Douglas County School District May …

Pressure to succeed is costing kids their childhoods

As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create …

Teachers in the Douglas County School District and at local colleges are seeing the pressures being placed on teenagers and young adults.

Educators reflect on expectations and pressures students face

Douglas County School District has an 83% graduation rate across its 16 high schools. Most of those graduates have been told throughout their education that they should attend college after high …
Business
In 2012, Tony Galasso opened GeJo’s Original Italian Restaurant & Lounge. The building once housed GeJo’s IV, a restaurant opened by Galasso’s father in 1979 but sold to a business partner in the mid-1980s.

Restaurateur carries on the family tradition

The Galassos have been serving marinara-topped pasta, Italian-influenced sandwiches and hand-stretched pizza in Centennial for a decade now, but the family’s culinary roots in Colorado actually …
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 …
Stu Robinson has catered parties and events in Colorado since 2013.

Serving up smoked goodness in Lone Tree

Missy and Stu Robinson want to cultivate an appetite for their barbecue and for the homey, intimate place they serve it from.  “Hopefully we are giving you that craveable experience where you want …
The Berg Haus hosted an event for the Colorado Avalanche Alumni Association and the Colorado Warriors hockey team.

Berg Haus works to become go-to eatery

With a mobile tableside ordering system and a sales-team mentality in place plus new menu items on the horizon, The Berg Haus hopes to become a go-to restaurant for folks in the Castle Pines area and …

Children sell cookies, lemonade and shaved ice as part of a fundraiser outside of Zari’s. The store often holds events for kids in the community on the weekends.

Centennial grocery store fills need for local shoppers

Zia and Shai Warraich want to bring the world to Colorado. In March, the new business owners opened Zari’s Grocery, a store specializing in international food and halal meat. Located two miles east …
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