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Douglas County students will have access to free lunches through the summer.

Douglas County schools will serve free lunches all summer

Douglas County School District launched its summer lunch program on May 30 to provide free meals to youth on weekdays while school is out.  Free lunches are available to people 18 and …
Two people sit on the roof of a moving car, pictured on Douglas County Sheriff's Office footage.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office warns 'car surfing' is a dangerous trend

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is sounding the alarm and urging the public to be aware of “car surfing” in Douglas County.
Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8, 2022 study session. Peterson presented suggested changes to the equity and parent engagement policies at the April 25 meeting, kicking off the revisions process.

Judge rejects school board's request for jury trial in open meeting law case

The question of whether Douglas County school board members broke Colorado Open Meetings Law will not be decided by a jury, but rather the judge who intially ruled that a series of one-on-one …
The Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial.

Defense highlights police pressuring of suspect in Centennial homicide case

Years after the fatal shooting of Andrew Graham in Centennial, investigators returned to one of the people suspected of having participated in a planned robbery that ended in Graham’s death.

Cherry Creek High School seniors celebrated their graduation at Stutler Bowl on May 24.

Cherry Creek High School graduates highlight resilience, respect

Cheers erupted as blue graduation caps flew to the sky in Stutler Bowl stadium Wednesday morning during Cherry Creek High School’s commencement ceremony.  As 918 graduates bid …
A sign is lit up at Alvarado's Mexican Fast Food, one of several Mexican restaurants open 24/7 in the Denver metro area.

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers.
Stacy Garmon started as president of the Castle Rock Chamber in December.

New Castle Rock Chamber president excited to support business community

As a former small business owner, chamber member and chamber staffer of eight years, Castle Rock Chamber’s new president Stacy Garmon knows the business inside and out. “I’ve …
Akihabara owner Brandon Osha plays a fighting game at the barcade on Feb. 23. Located in Westminster, Akihabara offers Japanese inspired games and drinks, with a unique selection of arcade cabinets.

Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection.
Officials from the Castle Rock Chamber and WellSpring, as well as community members, celebrate WellSpring being named Business of the Month by the Chamber on March 2. WellSpring, which started in 2008 and opened its first facility in 2013, is in the process of remodeling the former La Quinta Inn in Castle Rock into an affordable apartment building.

WellSpring readies to remodel old hotel into apartments

Coming up on the 10 year anniversary of WellSpring opening its Castle Rock facility to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the nonprofit organization is working to expand …

A sign reads "home for sale" in the Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see biggest sustained dip in more than a decade

It’s a statistic that, not long ago, homebuyers could have only dreamed of: The median price of a single-family home in the Denver area dropped by more than $90,000.
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