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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike …

ICE detainee in viral video faces sixth deportation

A man arrested by ICE agents as he was being released from the Arapahoe County Detention Center in Centennial in a now-viral video was initially jailed for failure to appear on a years-old traffic …

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 …

Torchy’s Tacos to open in Highlands Ranch

Taco fans in Highlands Ranch will soon be able to get their fix when Torchy’s Tacos opens its sixth Colorado restaurant June 26 at 1515 Park Central Drive, Suite 100, Highlands Ranch. Guests who …

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 …
Education

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

Mackintosh Academy snags environmental award

The 115 students at Littleton's Mackintosh Academy joined peers at only a handful of schools nationwide to become a 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools honoree, in recognition of …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

Libraries engage all ages with summer reading

The branches of Arapahoe Libraries will be a circus this summer. The Step Right Up and Read summer reading program kicks off June 2 and continues through July 29. Each branch has a number of themed …

Littleton High seniors get warm send-off

A joyous crowd under glorious sunshine cheered the Littleton High School Class of 2018 on May 25 as the seniors became graduates and launched the next steps of their life journeys. The sense of …
Business

Centennial Airport administration building to have community focus

Centennial Airport plans to construct a new administration building that will double as a community center for tenants and students, and as a place for events. The facility is expected to be complete …

Alfalfa's Market may come to Centennial

Amid a steady stream of closings for grocery and other big-box stores in the metro area, one vacant building not far from East County Line Road and Interstate 25 may rise from the ashes as an …
Southwest Denver

Colorado Heights gets new potential buyer

The storied history of the former Colorado Heights University campus has caught a lifeline again after a local developer struck a deal to purchase the property, an iconic site perched atop southwest …

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally …

Southwest Plaza evolves with 'experiential' attractions

The indoor malls of yesteryear that once played host to department stores and shoe stores, with food courts and dark corridors, are largely gone. In their place have arisen mixed-use outdoor …
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