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School transportation manager moves on

Terry Wilson has spent the last 33 years making sure students in Elizabeth school district had safe transportation to and from school. As the district’s transportation manager, Wilson would often …
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Kathryn McEntire picks up leaves and trash amid the headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head …
Tri-County Health Department is based in Greenwood Village. The health department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Claim that only '6%' of COVID-19 deaths are due to virus misinterprets data

The notion widely shared on social media that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the U.S. COVID-19 death count by 94% — from nearly 154,000 down to just over 9,000 — …
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan speaks at a news conference on COVID-19 on March 3.

Colorado to release new 'safer-at-home' COVID-19 framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has announced plans to release an updated framework for the state's COVID-19 social-distancing policy that would make counties automatically …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …

Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.
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Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent on leave of absence

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has take a leave of absence, a district spokeswoman confirmed through a prepared statement from the district.
Elizabeth High School. The Elizabeth School District’s nearly 2,400 students returned to schools for in-person instruction Aug. 24.

Elizabeth students return to classroom

Joyous. That’s the word Elizabeth School District Superintendent Douglas Bissonette used to describe the return of nearly 2,400 students to schools within the Elizabeth School District. …
Diane Smith, the Douglas County director of e-learning, was hired for the position Aug. 3, she said. She has worked in Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Denver school districts over a more than 40-year career.

Who is at the helm of Douglas County's online learning?

The Douglas County School District's online learning program is up and running after a rough start to the school year. The program, called “eLearning,” is the 100% online learning option being …

Parker's Chaparral High School quarantines 88 people due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Eighty-eight people are quarantined from Chaparral High School until next week due to their possible exposure to a possible COVID-19 case.

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle.

Arapahoe Community College president stepping down

Arapahoe Community College will bid farewell to a devoted leader next spring, after President Diana Doyle announced her retirement. Doyle announced she will step down in June 2021, ending an 11-year …
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The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …
Model homes are open for viewing at the Independence community. Developers anticipate the first homes could be ready for move-in within two months.

Home sales begin at Independence development between Parker and Elizabeth

Model homes are up, landscaping is in place, and the old barn at the Bentley homestead has been restored at the new Independence community located at 1001 Hilltop Road between Parker and Elizabeth. …
Kiewit's new regional headquarters is under construction in Lone Tree.

Kiewit campus eyes summer opening in Lone Tree

Lone Tree's newest corporate citizen is scheduled to finish the first of its two-building office campus near Interstate 25. Kiewit Corp., a multibillion-dollar construction and engineering firm, is …
A rendering shows what part of The Streets at SouthGlenn could look like if the City of Centennial approves developers’ plans.

SouthGlenn development plan to reach formal review stage soon

Nearly a year and a half after plans to redevelop Centennial’s flagship shopping complex met the public eye at a meeting that drew more than 100, The Streets at SouthGlenn’s main property owner …

Gov. Jared Polis at an Aug. 21 news conference offers an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and other state issues.

Polis extends 'last call' drinking order, but allows extra hour

Gov. Jared Polis has extended for another 30 days the July 21 executive order mandating a "last call" for breweries, restaurants and similar establishments to serve alcohol. The new order, which went …
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