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Matt, Juniper and Caroline Procik, center, surrounded by some of the volunteers from Haberer Carpentry and FirstBank who built a mobility ramp for the family through Blitz Build, a program of the nonprofit Home Builders Foundation.

Home Builders Foundation ramps up mobility for metro-area families

When Matt and Caroline Procik moved into their Castle Rock home over a year ago, it was mostly accessible to their daughter Juniper’s wheel chair, with a major exception being a step at the …
Four candidates have announced they will run for two of the three open seats on the Douglas County School District Board of Education. Incumbent Susan Meek and first-term candidate Andy Jones are running in District A, while first-term candidates David DiCarlo and Bradford Geiger are running in District C.

Susan Meek announces re-election bid on Douglas County School Board, will face Andy Jones

Four candidates have announced they will run in November for the Douglas County School District Board of Education, which has three seats up for election.
Madison Marsh during the talent portion of the competition.

Madison Marsh named 2023 Miss Colorado

From classic and simple to covered in sequins and rhinestones, each Miss Colorado and Miss Colorado Teen contestant expressed their individuality through their choices of evening gown during the 2023 Miss Colorado and Miss Colorado Teen competition.
(L to R): Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, Dr. Eugene Sherman, Dr. Jeff Park, Dr. Dennis Battock, Dr. Steven Crowley and Dr. Jonathan Sherman.

Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates celebrate 50th anniversary

Founder of Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates, Dr. Dennis Battock is celebrating 50 years by looking back at how the practice came to be and the impact the group has had on the Denver-metro community.

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 …
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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