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Elizabeth School District honors members of faculty, staff

The yearly Elizabeth School District Luncheon and Pinning Ceremony was held Aug. 9, offering a salute to teachers and staffers in the district. more

State recommends COVID revaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID revaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.   One of the affected clinics was the … more

PHOTO GALLERY: 27J breaks ground for STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for … more

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. more

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 … more

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court … more

State’s unemployment loan on track to be paid off

Colorado has paid back 87% of the $1 billion it borrowed from the federal government to provide out-of-work Coloradans unemployment benefits during the pandemic. As of the start of August, the … more

State offered $28 million for free transit in August

More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies … more

One injured critically in Brighton shooting

Brighton police continued to investigate an Aug. 7 shooting that critically injured a 24-year-old man. No names have been released, and no suspects have been arrested. It happened around 1 a.m. in … more

Barr Lake closes ramp to trailered boats

        Barr Lake officials announced Aug. 8 they had to close the boat ramp to trailered boats. The reason, they said, was low water … more

Kids show rabbits at Elbert County Fair

The Elbert County Fair hosted its annual 4-H Rabbit Show in association with Colorado State University Extension. The event was held on Aug. 2 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. more

Summer storm plows through area

Interstate 70 through central Denver reopened Aug. 7 after powerful thunderstorms caused flooding along the Central 70 project. Some flood waters remained on side streets during the morning rush hour … more

New leader at helm in Elizabeth schools

The Elizabeth School District will kick off the 2022-2023 school year with a new superintendent at the helm. Dr. William Dallas stepped into the district’s top job in early July. more

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. more

Parker continues focus on economic future

The Town of Parker is continuing to invest in its financial growth as the town council approved a $138,000 contract to develop a comprehensive economic development strategic plan Aug. 1. more

Pinuelas draws 40-year sentence for second-degree murder conviction

A 23-year-old man drew a 40-year sentence in the state department of corrections after he pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge. Guillermo Pinuelas entered his plea in early June. more

Life sentence in Westminster shooting death

BRIGHTON – A 37-year-old man drew a life sentence for his part in a 2018 shooting death at a Westminster apartment complex. An Adams County District Court jury convicted Juan Castorena in … more

Brighton police investigating bus barn vandalism

Brighton police are looking for two juveniles who caused substantial damage and discharged 20 fire extinguishers inside the 27J Schools public transportation facility in the 11700 block of Potomac … more

Aurora police ask for help identifying suspect involved in hate crime

The Aurora Police Department is asking for help identifying a man suspected of committing a hate crime on July 23 at a Rocket Gas Station. more

‘Friendship is the most important thing’

Yvette Gunther, Highlands Ranch resident, said her best friend is her dog, Toby. Tiaras line the shelves of a display case near a small white couch. A great grandchild’s painting of a bouquet of … more
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