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Frank Acosta

Acosta, Brighton police commander, dies

Former Brighton Police Department Cmdr. Frank Acosta passed away of natural causes, the city announced Sept. 23. Acosta joined the police department in February 2000. Before that, he was a state …

Classes continue at Fort Lupton HS 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 …
The Arapahoe County Administration Building on South Prince Street in Littleton.

With eye on housing, Arapahoe County seeks changes to land code for unincorporated areas

Arapahoe County leaders said they will seek public input in the coming weeks on changes to the county’s Land Development Code for unincorporated areas in a bid to shore up its housing supply.
Tourist ride readily available scooters around the city of Denver.

Shared electric scooters continue spread in Denver suburbs, but safety a concern

In the beginning, the scooters arrived without permission. Now, the electric devices are continuing to spread to more metro-area cities, touted as a way to reduce traffic but also feared by some …

The Opioid Memorial Wall seen in the lobby of the Jefferson County Courthouse in 2018.

Arapahoe County discusses opioid settlement spending

The Arapahoe County Regional Opioid Council — comprised of 12 members including elected officials, law enforcement and social service workers — will help guide about $25 million in new spending over the next 18 years. 
Education
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 …
Riley is Cherry Creek School District’s first therapy dog.

Arapahoe County Sheriff swears in Riley, Cherry Creek schools’ first therapy dog

Laughter and applause erupted from the crowd as Riley, a black Labrador puppy, was sworn into office by Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown on Sept. 12 at the agency’s outdoor K-9 training …
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 …

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of …

  Pediatric dentistry practices celebrate grand opening

Businesses that provide pediatric dentistry in Adams County are going to celebrate their joint grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Adams County’s first community resource hub, 7190 Colorado …
Business
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 …

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 …
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.

Mac ‘N Noodles, David and Meghan Sevcik’s first food truck, offers seven different macaroni-and-cheese dishes.

Food truck owner rolls with changes

As the owner of six food trucks, David Sevcik would love to see gasoline prices drop. But if that’s Food Truck Avenue’s biggest problem this year, the Englewood-based business will be all right.
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