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Despite some opposition, Centennial council approves rezoning Potomac Park

During its Aug. 1 meeting, Centennial City Council voted 9-0 in favor of rezoning Potomac Park, located near the Arapahoe County Detention Center, from “public open space and recreation” …
Andrew Graham, a 23-year-old who was planning to start graduate school soon, was found dead after being shot in November 2009 in Centennial.

After delays, alleged shooter in 2009 Centennial homicide to see trial

Delays continue to define the process to bring to trial Terrell Jones, who is accused of fatally shooting a Centennial man in a neighborhood in 2009 and was initially supposed to see trial nearly a year ago.
Map of the "Dove Valley Residential Overlay District," which council approved Aug. 1, 2022.

Centennial council approves housing diversity requirements in Dove Valley

Centennial City Council approved changes that will require more housing types to be developed in parts of Dove Valley during its Aug. 1 meeting.  The decision came following a presentation by …
Megan O'Byrne, supervising attorney at Colorado Legal Services, sits in an office in Arapahoe County's recently-launched eviction clinic.

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.
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 …
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. 
Image of location of Aug. 9, 2022, plane crash that South Metro Fire Rescue shared via Twitter.

Updated: One dead after plane crashes near Centennial Airport

One fatality occurred Aug. 9 after a small, single-engine plane crashed near the FedEx building located at 14250 Grasslands Drive in unincorporated Douglas County, South Metro Fire Rescue said via …
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 …
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.

Cranelli’s establishes family dinner feel

Not many business owners carry bags of homemade garlic knots to local businesses, treat their workers and customers like family, and spread love and positivity from table to table — besides Lasinda …

Energetic start for Lazy Dog

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 …

Castle Rock responds to teen victims of car wreck

Castle Rock community members are coming together to support the families of four teens involved in a head-on car wreck around midnight Aug. 5.

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 …

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Studies look at what causes the AC unit to use so much energy.

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by …
For the first time since being legalized, Colorado’s cannabis industry is slowing.

Cannabis industry is enduring its first sustained downturn

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is weathering its first sustained downturn since dispensaries began selling recreational weed in 2014. Dispensaries are closing. New ventures, like delivery …
Heavy rain means the chance of driving through a puddle or two. Such was the case Aug. 16 near Santa Fe Drive and West Mississippi Avenue. The heavy rain was a continuation of monsoon rain from Aug. 15. Some areas of town got 3 inches of rain. The rain gauge at the airport measured 0.1 of an inch.

A rite of summer

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year. One of the affected clinics was the Colorado Family Clinic, 4990 Kipling St. in Wheat Ridge.

State recommends COVID re-vaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.
Ama Orr, an IMPACT attendee and volunteer, talks with director of relational ministry Terry Bate and LoveINC volunteer Terry Leyden about her career.

Nonprofit LoveINC Littleton celebrates five years of IMPACT program

This year, the Christian nonprofit organization is celebrating the five year anniversary of IMPACT, a program that offers weekly life skills classes and life coaching to help people improve their lives.
Life
The Encore Players performed “Summer Comes to the Diamond O” on Aug. 14 and 15 at Littleton United Methodist Church. From left, standing: Kathy Long, Jeffry Long, Pam Clifton, Greg Aigner, Marilyn Miller, Bruce Weston, Debbie Pierce, David Lloyd. Seated: Donna Smith.

Western tale on stage at church

Lights go up on the cook shack at the Diamond O Cattle Ranch, in a valley of the Ruby Mountains in Montana ... Onstage, a performance of the yearly Western Welcome Week play at Littleton United …
Dr. Catherine Sailer is the new music director/conductor for the Littleton Symphony.

Littleton Symphony’s long search pays off

The Littleton Symphony Orchestra announces that after an 18-month search, it has chosen Catherine Sailer as its new music director/conductor. The search took 18 months and drew 55 applications. …
Coming Attractions

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.
Papier-mache bowls by Brigitte Runnalls are set for display at Littleton’s Bega Park.

Big doings as Littleton festival returns

A concert and a fireworks show on Aug. 12 at Littleton’s Sterne Park will mark the start of the 2022 Western Welcome Week, the signature Littleton event that occurs each summer. Bring a blanket or …
Sports

Frederick's Zamudio bounces back in time for senior season(s)

      Most high-school seniors don’t have to travel the road to 12th grade that Frederick’s Cruz Zamudio …

Voices

Column: Since you asked ...A follow up

I’ve been writing this column for years, and I often get a few email or in-person responses, mostly positive, but sometimes opposing views, of course. I love that. It shows me we live together in a …

From the Editor: Coloradans are not sleeping well

As journalists, we often will do an interview on a topic that may raise interest in another based on a small side comment or release of accompanying information. For me recently, I was working on our …
Michael Norton

Column: No Wi-Fi, no problem

As the passengers boarded the flight, the scene was typical of any flights I have taken in the past several years. As people stood in line, slowly walking onto the jetway, heads were down as people …

Column: Estate planning for the surviving spouse

It is difficult enough to lose a loved one. No one wants to think about finances or taxes at the time a family member passes away. However, it is important to seek the right advice when settling an …

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 …
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