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Englewood homicide suspect was neighbor of victim, heavily armed, affidavit says

The man accused of shooting and killing a woman in southwest Englewood Wednesday night was her neighbor and was heavily armed at the time of his apprehension minutes later, according to an arrest affidavit. 
A board showing ideas for updates to Jackass Hill Park from Architerra Group — the landscape design firm hired for the project. 

South Suburban unveils plans for Jackass Hill Park

The plans come after months of outreach from the parks service, which included an in-person community meeting in June and an online survey that ran for most of May. 
The Englewood Police Department headquarters at 3615 S. Elati St.

Police investigating murder in southwest Englewood

A woman was found dead Wednesday night from a gunshot wound "at a nearby residence," police said. 
The Aspen Grove shopping center in southwest Littleton has come to embody much of the community tension between residents over housing and development.

Littleton council upholds planning commission's vote on Aspen Grove redevelopment

The 6-1 council vote rejected an appeal signed by more than 100 residents that sought to overturn the commission’s unanimous July 25 vote that supported developing nearly 500 housing units at the southwest Littleton site.

Littleton council unanimously approves new municipal judge

Littleton City Council Sept. 27 unanimously approved the appointment of Loretta Huffine as presiding municipal judge, succeeding outgoing judge Ethan Feldman. 
Education

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent …
Adams City High School

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials …
Riley is Cherry Creek School District’s first therapy dog.

Arapahoe County Sheriff swears in Riley, Cherry Creek schools’ first therapy dog

Laughter and applause erupted from the crowd as Riley, a black Labrador puppy, was sworn into office by Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown on Sept. 12 at the agency’s outdoor K-9 training …
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was …

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of …
Business
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.
The cafe offers an elevated take on PB&J sandwiches. The Banana Fo’fana is stuffed with bananas Foster jam, fresh sliced bananas, crisp bacon and creamy peanut butter.

Business Corner: Littleton Eatery finding its footing

Tucked behind a car dealership on South Broadway, first-time restaurateur Gene Hill is ushering a Littleton cafe through an “identity crisis.”  Originally billed as Brad B Jammin’ PB&J …

Boutique owner happy to work

Jen Burgess doesn’t like to think of the problems that every small business owner encounters as challenges. She prefers to call them little hurdles instead.  “If you can jump that little hurdle …
Fresh ingredients make Zell’s crepes a nutritious lunch option, says owner James Beatty.

Zell’s Mountain opens in time for new school year

High school students are a key part of the business model of a new fast-casual restaurant that opened its doors just in time for the school year.  Zell’s Mountain Creperie, owned by James and …

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.
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