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Electric scooter riders are a common sight around Denver, particularly in the city's central and downtown areas.

Shared electric scooters continue spread in Denver suburbs, but safety a concern

The scooters can mean more than a fun trip for riders and a nuisance for pedestrians — they're often involved in injuries.
John Maslowsky, right, and others participate in the beer-stein-holding competition during the inaugural Wild West Oktoberfest Sept. 24 in downtown Golden. Maslowsky was volunteering at the event for YoColorado, the organizer.

Wild West Oktoberfest debuts in downtown Golden

After a 30-year absence, Golden's Oktoberfest made a unique comeback this weekend: Bavaria met the American West in downtown Golden Sept. 24 at the inaugural Wild West Oktoberfest.
Arvada City Councilmember Lisa Smith (left) with Xcel's Daniel Trujillo.

Xcel Energy, Arvada City Councilmember Smith hold backpack drive for The Action Center

Throughout the month of September, Xcel Energy staffers partnered with Arvada City Councilmember Lisa Smith to collect backpacks and school supplies for the Action Center, a nonprofit based in …
Artists from across Colorado gathered Sept. 24 at The Streets at SouthGlenn for the Centennial Chalk Art Festival.

Artistic talents on display at Centennial Chalk Art Festival

Amidst the sea of artists decorating The Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial, Katherine Chow worked for hours to create the vibrant chalk art piece, “Pokémon Jubilee,” on Sept. …
Bernice Aspinwall portrays Mildred Graves by Graves' headstone.

Arvada Historical Society celebrates its founders at annual event

For the 19th year, the Arvada Historical Society celebrated notable historical figures from the city’s history at the Arvada Cemetery on Sept. 24. In honor of the society’s 50th …
The Baroque Chamber Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Oct. 7.

All four seasons come to Lakewood this autumn

This fall season will see more than just Autumn, but Winter, Summer and Spring too with Colorado’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Oct. 7 at the Lakewood …
An overview of Olde Town from the city's survey.

City team gauging feedback on proposals for 20-year future of Olde Town Arvada

Members of the Arvada city team and contracted landscape architects Dig Studio held a public hopen house at Denver Beer Co. on Sept. 21 to gauge feedback for a number of proposals and ideas …
Highlands Ranch Library displays frequently challenged books near the front entrance as a way to participate in Banned Books Week, a national event from Sept. 18-24 that celebrates open access and highlights censorship concerns.

Douglas County Libraries receives few book-ban requests

Amid a sharp nationwide rise in the number of books facing library or school bans, Douglas County Libraries is spotlighting challenged media for National Banned Books Week. 
The Castle Rock Police Department and Municipal Court will be getting accessibility upgrades and expanded officer amenities after the town council approved a $2 million construction contract on Sept. 20.

Castle Rock Police to get updated building

Castle Rock approved a construction contract to expand and update the town’s police department to meet the growing use of the building. On Sept. 20, town council passed a contract with MW …
A male bear is seen coming between two buildings in downtown Evergreen. He was tranquilized and relocated.

Bears are foraging for food before hibernation

With September comes the fall colors, pumpkin spice — and bears foraging for food before hibernating.

Elizabeth considers senior center

For years, some Elizabeth locals have expressed their desires for a senior center, arguing that there are no facilities available for the aging population of Elbert County.   Recently …
Small pirates engage in sword battles at Northglenn’s 2022 Pirate Fest.

Pirate Festival back on board

Northglenn celebrated the end of summer with the return of their popular Pirate Festival Sept. 16 and 17 at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. The festival featured plenty of fake swordplay, food trucks, …
Prairie Sky Park, located next to the Lone Tree Recreation Center.

Upcoming event: Lone Tree’s “Craftoberfest”

Lovers of beer and German cuisine are in luck! The City of Lone Tree will host its annual “Craftoberfest” on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2–5:30 p.m. at Prairie Sky Park, located at …
Community Events
'Peaches for a Purpose' raises $30,000 for Golden Rotary
There’s no sweeter way to help one’s community than with a Palisade peach fundraiser.
27J breaks ground for Brighton 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 …
Artists delight showing creations at annual Golden Fine Arts Festival
Two days, three city blocks and thousands of art pieces to admire and potentially buy: it’s an arts festival so beloved that attendees were streaming in before it’d officially opened.
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.
Dam Ducky Derby proceeds go to Evergreen Animal Protective League
The Evergreen Downtown Business Association has donated $4,000 to the Evergreen Animal Protective League.
Littleton City Council Sept. 27 unanimously approved the appointment of Loretta Huffine as presiding municipal judge, succeeding outgoing judge Ethan Feldman. 
The Littleton Police Department said Tuesday it disabled a pipe bomb outside the Safeway building at the corner of South Broadway and Mineral Avenue. 
South Suburban Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting Thursday where a local architecture firm will present plans for improvements to Jackass Hill Park. 
On a recent summer morning at the Franktown Cemetery, Carole Taylor spoke to a small crowd gathered to honor Ozro Brackett, who was buried there in 1889. The ceremony was part of a larger effort …
Kyle Leydon, a Commerce City resident, qualified for the state 5A golf tournament earlier this week. He also qualified for the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship tournament outside of …
The Colorado High School Activities Association released the brackets for its first state team tennis tournament. The state team tennis tournament finals are Tuesday, Oct. 18, at City Park in …
LITTELTON -- Rock Canyon High School's football team stayed unbeaten through five games this season and spoiled Arapahoe High School's homecoming Sept. 23 by beating the Warriors 28-17. Jaguars …
                In the span of a couple of sentences, Eagle Ridge Academy three-sport athlete and student body president …
Dustin Smith and his wife grew up spending time at their grandparents’ farms, but many years later, Smith’s kids weren’t getting that same experience. So the Smiths opened The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities.
For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …
Perhaps Americans took the title of Walt Whitman’s book of poems to his beloved country, “Leaves of Grass” too literally when they considered the American Dream.  “Whatever …
There are some names that stand on their own when you’re talking about the theater and Stephen Sondheim is right at the top of that list. So, when the Arvada Center announced it was kicking off its …
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