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Housing to be a major key of Englewood's land-use overhaul

A major aspect of the new code is poised to address new housing, which has proved to be a major challenge for cities across the metro area, according to Brad Power, director of community development.
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David Anderson, left, is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering then 34-year-old Sylvia Quayle, right, in 1981.

Trial nears for man arrested in decades-old cold case murder of Cherry Hills resident

David Anderson, a 63-year-old Nebraska man arrested in February 2021, will stand trial June 26 in Arapahoe County court after a jury failed to reach a verdict during his first trial in early March.
Flags fly at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in the central Centennial area.

Arapahoe County jail sees high need for mental health care, and it’s taken steps to respond

Roughly three in five inmates at the Arapahoe County Jail have a mental health condition, according to recent data — and that number may be even higher when taking into account substance use problems, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.
The clinic is located at the Arapahoe County building at 1690 W. Littleton Boulevard.

Arapahoe County launches eviction clinic to help low-income residents

The program is a partnership with Colorado Legal Services, a state-wide nonprofit providing civil legal services to low-income Coloradans.
Sebastian Cil and Veronica Hanalwalt present their homemade paella during the first day of the Southwest Plaza farmers market April 30. The day also marked Cil and Hanalwalt's market debut.

Farm-fresh fare: Where to find farmers markets across the metro area

Over the coming weeks, over a dozen farmers markets will be open across the Denver metro area, bringing with them a bounty of offerings such as farm-fresh produce, handcrafted soaps and even ... giant snakes? 
With cases popping up in Europe and now one confirmed in the U.S., the CDC is spreading more awareness about the monkeypox virus..

First monkeypox case reported in Colorado

There is no need to panic according to local medical experts who recently discussed the national news stories coming out about the spread of monkeypox and the mystery surrounding kids being diagnosed with hepatitis.
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AURORA -- Legacy High School advanced to the state 5A baseball tournament with wins over ThunderRidge and Grandview high schools May 23. LHS faces Cherokee Trail at 9 a.m. Friday, May 27. The …
Much of the program highlighted the resiliancy of a class of students who weathered more than two years of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, which began midway through their sophmore year. 
Each private room has a queen bed covered in a plush, gray comforter, plus a flat-screen TV and a remote control to browse Netflix and Hulu. For lunch and dinner, restaurant menus circulate and meals …
Law enforcement arrested a barricaded suspect in a SWAT scene in south Englewood that lasted several hours the night of May 12.
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Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Rush hour traffic backs up on the westbound lanes of Mineral Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. With new revenue from the city's sales tax, Littleton leaders are hoping to invest nearly $2 million into a new road to alleviate traffic.

Littleton council eyes spending priorities, committee for sales tax funds

Littleton City Council, during a May 24 study session, discussed with city staff priorities for spending millions being brought in from the city's new sales tax, the first in nearly 50 …
Douglas County Public Health Director Michael Hill talks with the Board of Health during a recent meeting.

CCM Exclusive: Douglas County Health Department director talks about the future

Douglas County’s first-ever public health director is focusing on the future as he builds an agency he hopes will reduce costs for local taxpayers.  In an exclusive interview with …
A plane drops fire retardant on the Chatridge 2 wildfire in Douglas County in 2020.

1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire

Colorado faces the largest increase in homes and businesses threatened by wildfire of any state in the nation with nearly 1 million properties — two-fifths of all those in the state — already …
Participants conclude the Four Corners Prayer Run on Feb. 27 in Bluff, UT. Runners and walkers, many of Native descent participated in a relay-style run measuring a total of 232 miles through four states. The Prayer Run was organized to spread awareness of Indigenous women, men and elderly who face violence or go missing.

State to have office to investigate cases of murdered, missing Indigenous people

Colorado will form an office to bolster the state’s ability to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous people after an intensely negotiated bill passed in the final days of the state’s 2022 …
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Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain …
Susan Cooper poses with her artwork “Corona Comfort,” created from scraps of brightly colored plexiglass, which is on display at Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village.

New and mind-bending at Curtis

Susan Cooper is a Denver-based, nationally recognized artist, known for her large works in the realm of public art, created with media including plexiglass, steel and copper, LED lighting, concrete, …
The Tesoro Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance will be held June 4-5 at The Fort Restaurant in Morrison.

Tesoro Indian Market returns

The 21st annual Tesoro Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance returns on June 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. This is just off of Highway 285. …
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Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Colorado offers multiple areas with dark skies for stargazing.

Look — up in the sky!

On a summer night long ago, we happened to be at the top of Independence Pass at midnight, after a gully-washer soaked our tent and sleeping bags at Maroon Bells Campground and it became necessary to …
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Legacy middle infielders Peyton Malecha, and Brandon Sanchez (2) turn the front end of an attempted double play during a CHSAA 5A playoff game at All Star Park in Lakewood May 27. The Cougars beat the Lightning 6-2.

State 5A baseball thread

LAKEWOOD -- The state 5A baseball tournament didn't start out well for Legacy High School. Cherokee Trail High School knocked off the second-seeded Lightning 6-2 May 27 at All Star Park.  …
Fort Lupton's Conner Moll is all smiles after signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Keiser University May 26.

Fort Lupton's Moll opts for basketball in Florida

There aren't many people who can say they are thankful for anything to do with the pandemic. Fort Lupton's Conner Moll can.   Moll signed a collegiate letter of intent to play …
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PVHS grad returns to college after Army stint

Four years of service in the Army did little to tamp down former Prairie View High School quarterback Ben Meraz’s interest in playing college football. Meraz, who graduated from PVHS in …
Arapahoe’s Tommy Leonard (2) runs past Owen Simmons (32) of Valor Christian during a May 18 boys quarterfinal lacrosse state playoff game held at the University of Denver. Sixth seeded Arapahoe upset No. 3 Valor, 6-3.

Weather knocks meet schedule off track

Spring weather in Colorado can be uncertain and poor weather conditions forced several prep spring sports championships to be altered. The all-classification track meet at Jefferson County Stadium …
Brighton's Brok Eddy fouls off a pitch during the Bulldogs' win over Loveland High School in the regional playoffs May 23 in Parker. Loveland's catcher is Carter Leben.

Baseball: Eighth-inning run finishes Brighton's season

PARKER -- For the second straight season, Brighton High School's baseball team made it to the championship game of the class 5A regional playoffs.For the second straight year, BHS came up short in …
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Thelma Grimes

From the Editor: Time for change

On May 24, I could not hold back the tears. The news started with nine students getting shot at a Texas elementary school. Then, more. By the next morning, a count of 19 young children and two …
Robert Tann

Opinion: I’ve lived in a country with gun control. It works.

From 2012 to 2016, when I lived in a suburb outside London, there were zero mass shootings in the U.K. Data from the Gun Violence Archive, which began in 2013, shows there were 990 mass shootings in the U.S. between 2013 and 2016.
Thelma Grimes

Editor's Note: Graduates’ tough choices

Over the last week, Colorado Community Media’s reporters and staff worked to cover a variety of graduations. We saw graduates talk with pride about their accomplishments and look to the future with …

Column: Find the way out to find the way forward

At some point in our lives we all experience obstacles, challenges or barriers, things that keep us from moving ahead. And sometimes we become so fixated on the problem that we actually feel stuck. …

Mother Musings: A word on kids’ activities

Kids are just so busy these days, don’t you think? They have to have a sport, good grades, speak a second language, play an instrument and still have time to have fun. Personally, I care more about …
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