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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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Arapahoe County seeks public's input on transportation

People who live or work in Arapahoe County are invited to take a survey that allows them to weigh in on key transportation corridors in the county. The survey, launched by the county's public works …
Music teacher Aleaha Harkins and art teacher Pam Jackson, who both teach at Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood, pick up music instruments for student use during the 2020-2021 school year.

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have …
Three-year-old Nevin Schulthess rides in style, enjoying a snow day in Castle Rock.

Heavy snow prompts school closures around Denver metro area

A winter storm that brought heavy snow the night of Feb. 24 made for a treacherous morning commute the next day, prompting school closures throughout the Denver metro area. The Douglas County …
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Mark McKenna, Heritage High School teacher, dies at 62

Heritage High School lost a devoted educator on Feb. 22 as Mark McKenna passed away at age 62. McKenna, who taught family and consumer sciences, died “due to a suspected medical issue,” according …

Warren-Gully

Getting back to 'normal' will take time, work, Warren-Gully says

There's a lot of work to do before life in Arapahoe County begins resembling “normal” again, but that work is getting started, the county's newest commissioner said. Carrie Warren-Gully held her …
Education
Littleton Public Schools nutrition services director Jessica Gould, left, and nutrition supervisor Sarah Kinney hold bags of food at a distribution site on Feb. 12. Food distribution during the pandemic could serve as a model for greater equity afterward, Gould said.

Littleton Public Schools' nutrition chief: keep no-charge meals after COVID

The sun did little to chase away the single-digit cold on Feb. 12 as Sarah Kinney hopped from foot to foot outside Arapahoe High School. Standing beside a tall rack loaded with bags of food, Kinney …
Frank DeAngelis stands in a shoot/don’t shoot room in the DeAngelis Center in Wheat Ridge.

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices …
Sean Graves, Columbine survivor and DeAngelis Center manager.

The day that changed everything

It started off as a beautiful day, he said. The kind of Colorado day we get in late April, when students sit outside at lunch and think about the summer ahead. It was the kind of day, he said, that …
Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class last fall.

For LPS, transition presents challenges

Eliot Ewy was getting pretty tired of online school. After Littleton Public Schools returned to all-online instruction in November, the 7-year-old first-grader at Centennial Elementary spent the tail …

Littleton Public Schools launches search for new board member

As Carrie Warren-Gully leaves the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education for her new role as a county commissioner, district officials say her replacement should be someone who is ready to leave …
Business

Sterling Ranch welcomes Pulte Homes back to Colorado

Pulte Homes, the nation’s third-largest homebuilder, is returning to the Colorado market as a builder with Sterling Ranch, according to a news release from the community.  “The addition of Pulte …
Kelsey Johnson works on a sweater on her knitting machine at ElseWear Collective.

At ElseWear Collective, sweaters are handmade with love

Kelsey Johnson said she hardly hears the sound of her knitting machine anymore. After so many years producing knitted creations on the hand-operated machine, the rhythmic zipping noise fades into the …
Makers Market in Southwest Plaza mall.

Hoping to make shopping small the next big thing

The economy has been battered almost everywhere by the COVID-19 crisis. Unemployment is high. Some retailers and restaurants have been shuttered. But for Karli Millspaugh, owner of the Makers Market …
Parry’s Pizza focuses on New York-style pizza with dozens of craft brews on tap.

Parry’s Pizzeria opens in Sheridan’s River Point shopping center

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse opened its newest location at Sheridan’s River Point shopping center on Jan. 18, part of a wave of openings for the Colorado-based chain. The New York-style pizza …

A rendering of the new Sweetgreen drive-thru, which will be located at 9215 South Broadway in Highlands Ranch. The drive-thru will have a large window so customers can see into the kitchen.

New drive-thru restaurant to offer fast, fresh fare

A California-based restaurant focused on providing fresh, healthy food has set its sights on Highlands Ranch for its first ever drive-thru location. Sweetgreen, which already has two locations in …
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