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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 …

Voting questions answered

Colorado Election Day is Nov. 8 with a U.S. Senate seat, eight congressional contests, races for four statewide offices, 100 state legislative jobs, 11 ballot initiatives and more at stake at the …
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 …

Colorado Community Media has selected Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.

Colorado Community Media taps de Yoanna as new editor-in-chief

Colorado Community Media announced today that it has named Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.  
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 …
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 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 …

Boutique owner happy to work

Jen Burgess doesn’t like to think of the problems that every small business owner encounters as challenges. She prefers to call them little hurdles instead.  “If you can jump that little hurdle …

Fresh ingredients make Zell’s crepes a nutritious lunch option, says owner James Beatty.

Zell’s Mountain opens in time for new school year

High school students are a key part of the business model of a new fast-casual restaurant that opened its doors just in time for the school year.  Zell’s Mountain Creperie, owned by James and …
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