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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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Grant Bentley, stationed at Amarillo Field in Texas during WWII.

A look at Elbert County's Independence site history, part 2

The land and homestead structures where the Independence neighborhood is being built have a lively and rich history and add to our historical understanding of Elizabeth and Elbert County. The …
Zeke Cabrera, an 18-year-old who died in a car crash at the intersection on May 10.

Elbert County intersection’s frequent wrecks worry residents

Residents who travel in the area south of Elizabeth have voiced concerns about the safety of the intersection of Elbert County Roads 9 and 118. The two dirt roads intersect at a sharp curve. CR 118 …
Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …
Gonzales

Colorado gets first Latina state historian

Colorado State Historian is a position that has been around for almost 100 years, dating back to 1924. On Aug. 1 — also known as Colorado Day, celebrating the date when the state joined the Union …

A researcher releases a bald eagle with GPS tracking as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new study on eagle populations in Colorado’s Front Range.

Study focuses on bald eagle boom along the Front Range

It’s no secret that the human population on Colorado’s Front Range is expanding. State officials predict that in the 10-year range from 2019 to 2029, Colorado will grow by more than 800,000 …
Education
Grace Richardson received a scholarship from the Elizabeth Education Foundation.

Elizabeth students win awards, scholarships

The Elizabeth Education Foundation (EEF) is pleased to announce the 2021 scholarship winners and STARS award recipients. The STARS awards (Students Taking Accountability and Responsibility Seriously) …

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming …
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek schools meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community …

Elizabeth Library and Branch Manager Laurie Van Court stands proudly with the official guide on use for the $3,000 Libraries Transforming Communities grant.

Elizabeth Library receives national grant

Elizabeth Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative …
Business
The site of a future Shake Shack at the Park Meadows mall food hall is under construction and will feature a patio.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …
Inside the kitchen at Indochine Cuisine, a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant on Parker's Mainstreet.

Local support keeps Parker eatery thriving

Yume Tran says she's made thousands of friends by serving food in Parker since 2003, and her bond to the community feels even stronger since COVID-19 hit. Tran and her husband run Indochine Cuisine, …
A band plays at the Tailgate Tavern during Parker Days in June 2018.

As Parker noise rules start, Tailgate seeks to improve

As the Town of Parker's new noise ordinance gets up and running, one bar and grill on Main Street is working to improve how its live music impacts the community.  The Tailgate Tavern at 19552 …
Planes stand at Centennial Airport in 2018.

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge on Denver Metroplex flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s …

Healing Pines Recovery has eight beautifully made beds for residents while at the farm.

Addiction recovery center opens doors

Healing Pines Recovery opened its doors on June 14 after two years of planning, preparation, and renovation. The 40-acre property located south of downtown Elizabeth is an eight-bed facility designed …
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