Arapahoe County, CO

Appeals court overturns jail sentence for Arapahoe County teen

An 18-year-old who received a mandatory five-day jail sentence for being a juvenile in possession of a handgun must be resentenced under the broader range of options available to offenders who are no longer children, the state's Court of Appeals has decided. In the case involving a teenager identified as...
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Incumbents are re-elected in South Suburban Parks & Rec District

On May 3, voters in the South Suburban Parks & Recreation District chose the three incumbents for re-election to its board of directors. Susan Pye, Pete Barrett and David Lawful, all elected in 2018, will serve a second and final term from 2022 to 2025. They will rejoin current board members Ken Lucas and Jim Taylor. The current terms are for three years instead of the regular four years as a result of the transition of SSPR elections to odd-numbered years from the current even-numbered year elections. In 2025, the seats occupied by Pye, Barrett and Lawful will be open because all three will be term-limited.
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Focusing on the June 28th primaries

Although the candidates for many of the races in the November election have been selected, there are a number of contests in which there is still more than one person competing to represent one of the major parties. Those competitions will be settled on June 28th by the primary elections.

Partner of former Aurora Police chief charged with making false allegation of child sex abuse against Jurinsky

On May 16, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office made public an arrest warrant against Robin Niceta, partner of Vanessa Wilson, recently ousted Aurora Chief of Police, for calling in a false report of child sexual abuse against Aurora City Council Member Danielle Jurinsky. The accusation involved Jurinsky’s two-year-old son. The false tip to the Arapahoe County child abuse and neglect hotline came in on January 28, the day after Jurinsky had disparaged the performance of Wilson in a radio interview, calling her “trash.”

Arapahoe County’s outdoor summer movie series kicks off June 23

Pictures on the Plains is back at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora for a third year in a row! Tickets are $5 and include free popcorn, movie-themed activities for the entire family, and a movie under the stars. Featuring Jurassic Park (1993) on June 23, Jumanji (1995) on June 30, and Frozen (2013) on July 7. Pack a picnic and bring lawn chairs and a blanket! Brought to you in partnership with Arapahoe Libraries.

3 Aurora residents nominated for Arapahoe County Court vacancy

AURORA | Three Aurora residents have been nominated for a judgeship vacancy on the Arapahoe County Court following the retirement of judge Anne M. Ollada. The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Christine M. Apostoli, LaQunya L. Baker, and Michael J. Carter as final nominees, according to the district.

Former coach accused of child sex assault

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is looking for more victims of a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a child. According to a release from the sheriff's office, 37-year-old Erik Oldham was the owner and coach of A+ Athletics in Centennial until August 2021. The gymnastics center is now permanently closed.

Meet with Commissioner Nancy Jackson (District 4) in person on May 26

Our Conversations with a Commissioner events return to in-person gatherings! Meet with Commissioner Nancy Jackson (District 4) and learn more about our latest efforts to address homelessness and provide feedback to the commissioner about all County business. Featuring special guest Kathy Smith, director of Arapahoe County Community Resources. Thursday, May...

Federal government now offering third round of free COVID-19 rapid tests

AURORA | The Biden administration has opened up registration for a third round of free at-home COVID-19 tests, which can be ordered online at Every household in the U.S. is eligible to receive eight more rapid antigen tests, which will ship for free. According to the Food and Drug Administration rapid tests have a shelf life of four to 18 months depending on brand, so even people who have unused tests at home may want to order another round.