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Five-year-old Charlotte Rowland is about to deliver her Christmas wish list to Santa and Mrs Claus at the city of Brighton's tree-lighting program Dec. 3 at Founders Plaza. After repairs to a breaker, Mayor Greg Mills lit the Christmas tree, signifying the beginning of the holiday season.

'Tis the holiday season in Brighton w/video

Fort Lupton urges residents to lock cars, skip the warm-up

With the recent cooler weather,  the city of Fort Lupton has seen an increase in thefts of and from "puffing vehicles" and other unlocked motor vehicle thefts, as well as vehicle trespassing …

Child dead in apparent murder-suicide

A 54-year-old Elizabeth man and his 5-year-old daughter were found dead inside the man's truck on Dec. 1 in what the Elbert County Sheriff's Office is calling an apparent murder-suicide.
Students leave Prairie View High School Dec. 1 after an hour-long lockdown. Police arrested three juveniles and recovered a handgun from a student's car.

Three in custody, police recover one handgun at Prairie View High School

Brighton police and 27J School District officials said a Dec. 1 lockdown at Prairie View High School may have started with an altercation off campus. Police eventually arrested three juveniles and …

Elizabeth Police Chief Melvin Berghahn, shown volunteering at the Elizabeth School District spelling bee last January, resigned from his job on Dec. 1.

Elizabeth Police Chief Melvin Berghahn resigns

Elizabeth Police Chief Melvin Berghahn resigned on Dec. 1 after an eight-year career with the department. His resignation was effective immediately.
Education
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Elizabeth High School.

Elizabeth Education Foundation announces 2022 grant recipients

The Elizabeth Education Foundation recently announced its 2022 grant recipients. This year, 26 teachers across the district’s five schools received a total of more than $9,000 in grants that go …
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional …
Business
The members of the Elizabeth Board of Trustees prepare for the Nov. 15 meeting.

Elizabeth trustees OK rezoning for growth

The Elizabeth Board of Trustees recently approved a rezoning of agricultural land to planned unit development (PUD) in the west end of the town to accommodate residential, regional commercial, mixed-use commercial, public, and semi-public land uses.
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.
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.
Ed Dickens is the engineer that operates Big Boy. Crowds came to see the massive train at Union Station.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Boy comes roaring back

Having Big Boy 4014, Union Pacific's massive 1940s-era steam train engine, blast through Fort Lupton and Bright is becoming an annual experience. This is the third year straight the rail company …

An American flag flies in Castle Rock on July 4. The town's board approved a mid-year pay increase for employees to help retain and attract staff.

Castle Rock approves mid-year staff raise

Responding to rising inflation and numerous unfilled employee positions at the Town of Castle Rock, board members approved an additional $1.6 million to increase pay and offer a monthly stipend for …
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