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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …
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Andrew Graham, a 23-year-old who was planning to start graduate school soon, was found dead after being shot in November 2009 in Centennial.

Alleged shooter in 2009 Andrew Graham homicide set for trial

After more delays in recent months as attorneys said the coronavirus pandemic prevented them from gathering evidence to defend Terrell Jones, who is accused of fatally shooting a Centennial man in a …

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is …
A man stands at a park in west Centennial, holding a sign that says "NIMBY," which stands for "not in my back yard." The route for a project by Xcel Energy runs through the deKoevend Tot Lot park and requires the removal of trees in some residents' yards, Xcel says.

Xcel Energy plan sees concerns on health, property values in south Denver metro area

Some homeowners in Centennial recently learned that trees in their back yards could be removed — and there appears to be little to nothing they can do about it. About 200 single-family homes sit …

Castle Rock groups work together for businesses

With restrictions and various levels of shutdowns in 2020, businesses nationwide struggled. In Castle Rock, several organizations recognized the hardships and came together to do what was needed to …

Students prepare to present work in virtual show

A pandemic will not stop students from letting their creativity shine. The Douglas County School District is preparing to host a virtual art show, keeping with an annual tradition to present student …
Education
Isaac Merten of Castle Rock Pest Control holds up a six-foot bull snake he captured earlier this month.

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of …

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. …
Mountain Vista students Bella Lewis, Kimberly Whitmore and Alice Sun participate in a community-service project to understand the suicide rates among veterans, creating brochures, posters and materials to educate and inform.

Students work to prevent suicide among veterans

With suicide rates among veterans continuing to increase, especially during the pandemic, a group of Highlands Ranch teens came together to help educate and inform in the name of prevention. Colorado …
Nallapati

Project tries to deter mass shootings

Wanting to stop her age group from being known as the generation of “mass shootings,” Shreya Nallapati said she has continued to listen, learn and work to find solutions and answers. Nallapati, a …

Littleton Public Schools will close East Elementary in northeast Littleton in coming years, the school board decided on March 30. The school, which serves a disproportionately high immigrant and low-income population, will merge with a new school on the Moody Elementary campus. The closure is one of several LPS is considering in the face of declining enrollment driven by high housing prices.

Littleton school board votes to close East Elementary

Littleton Public Schools will consolidate East and Moody elementary schools into a new building on the Moody Elementary campus, the school board decided unanimously on March 30. The decision means …
Business
A rendering of what the fourth floor expansion will look like at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

Castle Rock hospital expands

As the Town of Castle Rock continues to grow, the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital needs more beds. To keep up with the increased population, the hospital has started construction to add 36 beds on the …
Angie Trano Wurm of Granelli’s Pizza, left, presents Robin Crooks of 212 Pizza in Castle Rock with a $4,000 check.

Castle Rock pizza shops share a slice of profits, food

Granelli’s Pizzeria and 212 Pizza Co. in Castle Rock suspended competition to team up in a time of need. The two companies agreed to share profits and food after 212 Pizza Co. was voluntarily closed …
Hannah Savadkochi foams milk at Dirt Coffee Bar on March 19. The nonprofit coffee shop’s business is down by about half, said owner Lauren Burgess, but she’s optimistic about the future.

A year into COVID, cautious optimism among Littleton businesses

The pace of new business creation in Littleton slowed since the COVID-19 pandemic began to reshape life last March, but so did the pace of business loss. The City of Littleton issued 126 business …

Planning during tax law changes

Most Americans just filed their 2019 taxes in October and here we are again at tax time. By the time we file this year, one-fourth of the year is gone and some opportunities along with it. This is …

Grammy’s Goodies on a Saturday evening in Wheat Ridge.

Wheat Ridge’s Grammy’s Goodies keeping things real

You take 44th Avenue to Harlan Street, head north, look to your left and you’ll see it. A small Italian joint so authentic, it would fit right in to the opening credits of the Sopranos.  The story …
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