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Officers justified in shooting man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy, report says

Officers were justified in shooting Matthew Riehl, the gunman killed Dec. 31 in an officer-involved shooting that began after Riehl opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies, according …

Buck nominees appointed to U.S. service academies

Ten students from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District who were nominated by Congressman Ken Buck have received appointments to U.S. service academies, according to a July 9 news release from …

In Their Business

Hobby Lobby opens new store Hobby Lobby opened its 20th store in Colorado at New Beale Street and CanAm Highway in Castle Rock. Guy Richardson is the store manager. Hobby Lobby has more than 800 …

Telling tales of the High Line Canal

A new project is being launched that will focus on the social history of the High Line Canal, as told by the people who have created memories along its banks. The High Line Canal Conservancy project …

Hot, dry summer means early, sweet farm produce

Believe it or not, it's almost time to get out the peach-canning supplies. Colorado's scorching, bone-dry summer means the state's beloved farm produce is ripening far earlier than normal, said …
Education

4 county preschools earn seed grants to create outdoor learning areas

Four early childhood learning centers in Arapahoe County have been selected as Colorado Early Childhood Health Outdoors seed grant sites. Healthy, natural and affordable are the foundations of the …

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business …

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …

Charter schools vie for bigger share of mill levy pie

Littleton Public Schools' Board of Education threw support behind a plan that would increase the amount of mill levy override funding they share with Littleton's charter schools, while retaining …
Business

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

El Lucero restaurant reopens at Woodlawn

Littleton's beloved El Lucero restaurant — and those addictive crispy chile rellenos — are back. Maria Navarro and her family are in business at Woodlawn Shopping Center at 1500 W. Littleton …

Neighbors encouraged to 'buy nothing'

Kathy Powers wants her neighbors to take her stuff. Powers helped clean out three relatives' homes last year — and ended up with a garage and basement full of, well, things. “It's close to 200 …

Belleview Corridor Plan approaches final stage

A document setting goals for the future of Littleton's Belleview Avenue Corridor is headed to city council for approval, spelling out high hopes for turning the busy thoroughfare into a more friendly …

Former Littleton mayor appointed to Dominion Water board

John Ostermiller, former Littleton mayor, has been appointed to the Dominion Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors. He will fill the vacancy left by Jim Taylor’s retirement. “I will …
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