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Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8, 2022 study session. Peterson presented suggested changes to the equity and parent engagement policies at the April 25 meeting, kicking off the revisions process.

Judge rejects school board's request for jury trial in open meeting law case

The question of whether Douglas County school board members broke Colorado Open Meetings Law will not be decided by a jury, but rather the judge who intially ruled that a series of one-on-one …
The Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial.

Defense highlights police pressuring of suspect in Centennial homicide case

Years after the fatal shooting of Andrew Graham in Centennial, investigators returned to one of the people suspected of having participated in a planned robbery that ended in Graham’s death.
David Simonson, Highlands Ranch Metro District board member and Army veteran speaking at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument for the Memorial Day Service.

Highlands Ranch honors fallen service members

As American flags were placed at graves across the nation, local residents gathered at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument on Memorial Day to honor fallen service members and pay tribute to all veterans. 

Metro District votes to join lawsuit against state

The Highlands Ranch Metro District Board of Directors has followed suit with Douglas County in a vote to join a lawsuit against the State of Colorado to overturn Senate Bill 23-303 , which Gov. Jared …

VetStock, a free, two-day music festival, will be held 12:30-10 p.m. May 27 and May 28 at the Modern Brew in Centennial.

Free music festival this weekend in Centennial to support veterans

A free, two-day music festival aimed at raising money to support veterans will be held from 12:30-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Modern Brew in Centennial.
A sign is lit up at Alvarado's Mexican Fast Food, one of several Mexican restaurants open 24/7 in the Denver metro area.

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers.
Stacy Garmon started as president of the Castle Rock Chamber in December.

New Castle Rock Chamber president excited to support business community

As a former small business owner, chamber member and chamber staffer of eight years, Castle Rock Chamber’s new president Stacy Garmon knows the business inside and out. “I’ve …
Akihabara owner Brandon Osha plays a fighting game at the barcade on Feb. 23. Located in Westminster, Akihabara offers Japanese inspired games and drinks, with a unique selection of arcade cabinets.

Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection.
Officials from the Castle Rock Chamber and WellSpring, as well as community members, celebrate WellSpring being named Business of the Month by the Chamber on March 2. WellSpring, which started in 2008 and opened its first facility in 2013, is in the process of remodeling the former La Quinta Inn in Castle Rock into an affordable apartment building.

WellSpring readies to remodel old hotel into apartments

Coming up on the 10 year anniversary of WellSpring opening its Castle Rock facility to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the nonprofit organization is working to expand …

A sign reads "home for sale" in the Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see biggest sustained dip in more than a decade

It’s a statistic that, not long ago, homebuyers could have only dreamed of: The median price of a single-family home in the Denver area dropped by more than $90,000.
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