NEWS BRIEFS 6-17-21

CENTENNIAL DISTSRICT 1 VIRTUAL MEETING Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Turley and District 1 Council Member Candace  Moonare hosting a District 1  virtual meeting on  Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Agenda: Zoning, Transportation Master Plan and Community Grants Program. Zoom meeting passcode is 357059. To dial in reference the Zoom Dial-In Guide and join using …

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Aurora teen sentenced in vape juice killing in Centennial

SUBMITTED BY Vikki MigoyaOffice of District Attorney The teenager who orchestrated a vape juice robbery that led to the death of a Centennial teen was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Ben Leutwyler sentenced Kenneth Gallegos, 19, of Aurora, for his role …

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Urban Land Conservancy, Denver Public Schools, Denver Housing Authority purchase former Johnson & Wales campus

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) announce they have purchased the former Johnson & Wales University Denver campus. Last summer, the university announced it would cease operations in Denver after the 2020-21 school year and sought to sell the entire 25-acre campus. In January of this year, JWU …

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DA Kellner talks about crime and the trial backlog in Arapahoe County

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER In an address to the Arapahoe County Republican Breakfast Club at Maggiano’s DTC on June 2, John Kellner, 18th Judicial District Attorney, painted a stark picture of his office’s efforts to control rising crime while reducing the backlog of criminal cases awaiting trial due to the courts being mostly …

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21 CHINESE NATIONALS indicted in large COLORADO money-laundering conspiracy

SUBMITTED BY The Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial DistrictArapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties At a news conference June 10, the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations announced the grand jury indictments of 21 people in connection with a year-long investigation into …

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Centennial Community Grant Program now available

The City of Centennial has launched a community grant program to enhance and foster neighborhood collaboration. The intention of this program is to reduce code violations and spur additional private investment within neighborhoods through the support of resident-led improvement projects and engagement opportunities. Two types of grants are available and both  continue to pursue the …

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CHV Council meets with Congresswoman Diana DeGette

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On June 1, Colorado Congressional District One U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette met virtually with the Cherry Hills Village City Council, which she does every few years. Mayor Stewart noted that he and the congresswomanboth attended Colorado College. He pointed out that she then went to New York University law …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Helping seniors find discounted high-speed internet services

Dear Savvy Senior,Do you know where I can find cheaper high-speed internet services for my home? I’m 70-years old and live strictly on my Social Security and would like to find something faster and less expensive than I currently have. Surfing Susan Dear Susan, There are actually two new resources available today that can help you …

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