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Highlands Ranch residents speak to representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation at an open house about the C-470 expansion project. The Dec. 5 public meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Highlands Ranch drew about 30 community members, who had questions about the timeline, cost of tolls and noise.

C-470 expansion project to wrap up by summer 2019

Motorists should be able to travel along C-470 from Wadsworth Boulevard to Interstate 25 without the disruption of construction by summer 2019. The Colorado Department of Transportation held its …
A few pages of the draft of the Centennial NEXT comprehensive plan. The full document, nearly 400 pages long, was approved by the Centennial City Council unanimously Nov. 5, 2018, after more than two years in the works.

Centennial lays out vision for upcoming 20 years with 'NEXT' comprehensive plan

Centennial isn't 20 years old yet, but in a time of changing development in the Denver metro area, the city is looking toward its next two decades with a plan to guide — rather than stop — the …

Police seek Park Meadows carjacking suspects

Lone Tree police responded to an armed carjacking incident at a Park Meadows parking lot at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and are seeking help finding the suspects involved. According to reports from the victim, …

Half of Coloradans live in areas of wildfire risk

The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state's booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said …

Residents of the Windermere apartments wait for a briefing on the status of their homes. More than 100 seniors have been locked out of their apartments since a fire on Nov. 17. Photo by David Gilbert

Windermere residents, evacuated after fire, to spend another week waiting

Residents of the Windermere apartments, displaced by a Nov. 17 fire, got their first update in a week on Nov. 27, but there wasn't much to learn. More contamination testing will be needed before …
Education

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond. The measure was passing by a wide …
Attendees of Littleton Public Schools' Sources of Strength meeting hold decals aloft that are meant to remind them to reach out to people in need.

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our …
Newton Middle School Principal James O’Tremba stands beside an electric wheelchair lift that traverses a four-stair rise, which he said can take eight to 10 minutes to utilize. Newton is one of the schools that would see a rebuild offering better disabilities access if voters approve Littleton Public Schools’ nearly $300 million bond issue this fall.

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student …
Heritage High's Class of 2014 caps off its graduation ceremony on May 22, 2014 at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and begin replacing the district's …
Business
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall poses for a photo with Jade Vigil, 11, left, and her sister Remy, 4. Marshall made a special appearance at the fifth annual Orange & Blue Bowling Bash at Main Event Entertainment on Nov. 20. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club, which assists children in need across the Denver metro area.

Main Event Entertainment open for business

A hub of entertainment in the community just got a new player: Main Event Entertainment. The over-the-top game center officially opened Nov. 19 at 64 Centennial Blvd., adjacent to AMC Highlands Ranch …
Construction underway in March in a Centennial neighborhood on the expanding system of fiber-optic cable infrastructure that will soon bring residents faster internet service. The internet-service provider Ting will be able to connect neighborhoods to higher-speed internet by building its own local fiber network in certain neighborhoods by connecting to the city's fiber system. Centennial’s system — still under construction — could benefit residents, businesses and public functions in several ways beyond just faster internet.

Centennial's fiber-optic 'backbone' set for completion

Four years after the project to create a system of underground fiber-optic cable throughout Centennial began, the city is on track to complete its construction by the end of 2018. The forward-looking …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …

All American CrossFit opens in Centennial

All American CrossFit Southglenn will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at Centennial's University Towne Center at the intersection of Dry Creek and University Boulevard.  A grand …
One of many car dealerships that line East Arapahoe Road in central Centennial, July 5, 2018.

City to repeal Arapahoe Road car dealerships rule

A months-long rift over whether to allow new car dealerships on East Arapahoe Road in central Centennial will come to somewhat of a close as the city council looks to repeal its recent decision that …
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