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Arapahoe County's eviction clinic faces high demand: 'We often have to turn people away'

A recently launched Arapahoe County program aimed at keeping people housed is operating in the county that had Colorado's highest eviction rate last year, according to state court data.
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Monica Fuglei teaches an English class at Arapahoe Community College, which is expected to see higher enrollment this school year compared to last.

Arapahoe Community College sees increased enrollment as it readies for school year

Enrollment numbers are up at Arapahoe Community College compared to the same time last year as the college readies for its fall semester set to begin Aug. 22. 

Crashes in Littleton after Douglas County pursuits highlight chase policy differences

At least five crashes have occurred in the City of Littleton since 2019 after police pursuits by Douglas County deputies who were following suspects, some of whom were believed to be in stolen vehicles, records requests and prior reporting show. 
A recent string of shootings in Littleton and Englewood comes as data shows a backdrop of increased firearm presence last year.

Recent shootings in Littleton, Englewood come amid backdrop of increased gun crime

A string of shootings in Littleton and Englewood this summer comes after a major surge in violent crimes involving guns last year, data shows.
Workers build townhomes in Littleton in 2018. The rising cost of living in the city and surrounding metro area has spurred local leaders to look for new ways to ensure affordable housing.

Littleton to begin drafting policy for affordable housing mandate, incentives

Littleton City Council gave the green light to staff Aug. 9 to begin drafting language for an inclusionary housing ordinance that would mandate affordable homes for new developments as well as grant major incentives for builders to create majority-affordable units.
Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.
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Howard “Bud” Harper, 63, was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of children, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s …
A real estate investment company aims to build a 396-unit townhome and apartment complex in Englewood on a lot at West Oxford Avenue and South Navajo Street that currently houses Sam's Automotive.
It wasn’t easy. But Naomi Snoeck, general manager of the newest Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar location, thinks she’s prepared a team that’s ready to go above and beyond for customers in …
The design team for a proposed 395-unit Englewood residential complex will host a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Englewood Recreation Center, located at 1155 W. Oxford …
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State recommends COVID revaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID revaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.   One of the affected clinics was the …
.BHS student Sergio Svaldi said the STEM/CTE program "made it possible for me to have a competitive edge." He made his comments during a groundbreaking for the new STEM/CTE building at BHS Aug. 11.

PHOTO GALLERY: 27J breaks ground for STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for …
Howard "Bud" Harper, 63, was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on Aug. 10, 2022.

Former “Real Soccer Club” coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of children

Howard “Bud” Harper, 63, was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of children, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s …

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court …

With new Forever Chemical advisories, experts debate danger

With tighter federal standards in hand for so-called "forever chemicals" in drinking water, state officials and experts disagree over whether any amount is safe to ingest. …
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CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …
Actor Collin Quinn Rice in Denver-based OddKnock productions' "From on High."

Far from the darkened theater

Any great work of art is immersive — what differentiates these classics to what immersive art is seen as today is a matter of purpose and choice.
This untitled work by Tessa Mars is part of her “Praying for the Visa” series and is exhibited in the Denver Art Museum’s “Who Tells a Tale Adds A Tail” show.

Latin American roots on display at DAM

Raphael Fonseca, associate curator at the Denver Art Museum in a new position underwritten by John and Sandy Fox, opened a new exhibit: “Who Tells a Tale Adds A Tail,” a collection of modern and …
The Arapahoe Philharmonic performed at Centennial Center Park for the first time on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Centennial Arts and Cultural Foundation's first concert: 'The Perfect Playlist'

Cheers erupted from the audience as School of Rock musicians took the stage at Centennial Center Park on July 31, featuring impressive guitar solos and high energy as the young performers jumped …
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Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll …
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Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …
Jaslynn Gallegos oversees a girls wrestling camp at Brighton High School, her alma mater. She also wrestled on the boys team at Skyview High School.

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her future. One of them is a national title in women’s wrestling …
Emmet Stephenson, 13, of Fort Collins, scores a touchdown during Horizon High School's sixth annual All Heroes Football Game Aug. 5 at Horizon High School in Thornton. Area special needs children and young adults participated in the event, along with Horizon football players, cheerleaders and band members.

SLIDES: Horizon's all-heroes football game returns for sixth season

Peyton Torres

Eagle Ridge Academy’s Torres readies for potential college basketball shot

                It’s a hot summer day, almost too hot to even think of playing basketball at Colorado Park in …
Damien Halverson

Eagle Ridge Academy debuts new sport

The latest interscholastic team to join the Eagle Ridge Academy Warriors program is cross country. Damien Halverson, a native of Hesperia, Michigan, has been selected as the inaugural coach for …
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From the Editor: Cost of learning goes up

It’s back to school season and districts across the metro region are returning to class. However, before students are seated at their desk for the new school year, parents are feeling the pain of …

From the Editor: Douglas County, cough it up

few months ago, Douglas County commissioners Abe Laydon and George Teal decided to come together and vote to have fellow commissioner Lora Thomas investigated. In the April vote, Laydon and Teal …
Michael Norton

Column: Finding smoother air through the turbulence

All of us who have flown have experienced turbulence. Some of us experience anxiety and fear as we drive our fingernails into the armrest or the arms of the person sitting next to us. Many regular …

From the Editor: Happy for kindness

In a recent cross-county trip to see my brother, I saw and experienced several acts of kindness that I am hoping are signs of good things changing in the country. Over the last few years, I feel like …
The new superintendent of Douglas County Schools, Erin Kane, officially started the job on March 31.

Guest Column: Older adults to talk with superintendent

Ahhh, summer. Soon thoughts of swimming pools, part-time jobs and relaxing time with family and friends will be replaced with class schedules, homework and locker combinations as our Douglas County …
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