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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 …

Highlands Ranch Community Association discusses transition to in-person only meetings

After almost three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are adopting hybrid options as a new permanent way of conducting business. The Highlands Ranch Community Association, on the other hand, is considering a return to pre-pandemic modes of gathering.
Education
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 …
Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8 study session. The board will vote on next steps for the equity policy on Sept. 27.

Douglas County school board talks implementation of equity policy

Douglas County school board members indicated they will direct Superintendent Erin Kane to create an implementation plan and monitoring report for the district’s equity policy this …
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was …
A letter sent to the Douglas County School Board urges the district to share funds from an upcoming mill levy override with two charter schools in Douglas County authorized by the Charter School Institute.

Conservatives call out DCSD on charter funding

A conservative educational nonprofit and Republican officials are calling on the Douglas County School District to include two non-district charters in funding allocations should the district’s …

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of …
Business
B’s Craft Deli & Market opened last month at the corner of Wilcox Street and South Street in Castle Rock.

Eateries step up game in Castle Rock

John Johnson believes Castle Rock is becoming the kind of place people travel to for good food, and he’s happy to be a growing part of the phenomenon. The restaurateur has been a Castle Rock …
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 …
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