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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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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 …

Legacy Village gets green light for next stage

A sketch and preliminary plans for Legacy Village were approved by the Elizabeth Board of Trustees during the board's Jan. 26 meeting. Plans for Legacy Village, being developed by Jim Marshall, are …
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Man found dead in creek faced accusations in Aspen

Cherry Hills Village Police are investigating after a man was found dead on Feb. 9 in Little Dry Creek beneath the Clarkson Avenue bridge, on the border with Englewood just a block south of U.S. 285. …

Kiowa looks to revive police department

Kiowa Board of Trustees members discussed reopening the town’s suspended police department at the board’s Feb. 9 meeting. The department was suspended in May of 2019 because of lack of revenue …
Education
Tiffany Martin, a fifth-grader from Singing Hills Elementary, took first place in the district spelling bee after spelling the championship word “album” correctly.

Singing Hills speller on her way to state

Students from Elizabeth Middle School, Running Creek Elementary and Singing Hills Elementary faced off in the district spelling bee Jan. 14 at Elizabeth High School. The top four spellers from each …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …

Elizabeth Education Foundation announces grant recipients

The Elizabeth Education Foundation awarded a total of $5,666 to teachers within the Elizabeth School District, as part of the foundation’s annual grand program. Fifteen teachers received various …

Elizabeth School District receives grant for partnership

The Elizabeth School District has been named a recipient of money through the Response, Innovation and Student Equity (RISE) Fund program. The awarding of the first round of funds was announced Nov. …
Business

Trader Joe’s looking at Parker location

Trader Joe’s may be coming to Parker after the popular grocery store chain submitted a licensing application to the town in December. The fermented malt beverage, or liquor license application, was …
This Franktown home was certified by Wellness Within Your Walls, which is intended to guide consumers and builders to healthier measures for home design and construction.

Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health

A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces. The …

Elbert County contacting businesses for grant awards

Select businesses in Elbert County could qualify for grants to help offset the hardship of COVID-19 restrictions that forced them to either close their doors or greatly reduce the number of customers …

Sudden rule change upends Five Star work in Elbert County

On Dec. 17, nearly two dozen Elbert County business owners attended a Zoom meeting to discuss how local restaurants might be able to open their doors again for in-person dining. The county had been …

Elbert County reaches out to restaurant owners

Restaurant owners in Elbert County were invited to join County Commissioner Chris Richardson and Elbert County Public Health Director Dwayne Smith for a Zoom meeting Dec. 17, to discuss whether or …
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