More local news
Image of the Sept. 25 incident, as provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 28.

Investigators looking for two 'armed and dangerous' car thieves

Investigators with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office are looking for two car thieves “who they believe are armed and dangerous,” the sheriff’s office said Sept. 28.
Booking photo of Heberto Limas-Villers.

Coach with Real Soccer Club arrested on suspicion of child pornography

Heberto Limas-Villers, 54, a coach with Real Soccer Club, was arrested Sept. 27 on suspicion of child pornography, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release.
Joseph Spector

Highlands Ranch man faces child assault allegations

A Highlands Ranch man is under investigation for allegations of child assault in Douglas County, Denver and Aurora. Joseph Spector, 44, is facing multiple charges of child sexual assault for …
Ozro Brackett’s headstone in Franktown Cemetery. His name is misspelled as Orzo; a replacement is on the way.

Project aims to identify unmarked graves

On a recent summer morning at the Franktown Cemetery, Carole Taylor spoke to a small crowd gathered to honor Ozro Brackett, who was buried there in 1889. The ceremony was part of a larger effort …

The Lone Tree “Craftoberfest” was held at Prairie Sky Park on Sept. 24.

Hundreds celebrate Lone Tree “Craftoberfest”

The taps of local craft brewers were flowing at Prairie Sky Park on Sept. 24 as hundreds of people attended the Lone Tree “Craftoberfest” celebration. Oktoberfest is an annual German …
Education

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School 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 …
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 …
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 …
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.