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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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Diners sit outside Smokin Fins in downtown Littleton on Nov. 20, hours before new orders took effect ending indoor dining in the face of surging COVID-19 numbers.

As Denver metro counties lift restrictions, virus not done taking toll

The era of metro Denver residents talking about “the dial” might be over for good now that several metro counties have lifted local restrictions and moved to what they call “level clear,” …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in July 2020 announcing the statewide order requiring those over age 10 to wear masks indoors. An interpreter for the hearing impaired appears at upper right.

Colorado ends mask rule for many indoor spaces

After 10 months of living under a statewide mask order, Coloradans saw a major step toward ending the requirement to wear masks in public spaces announced by Gov. Jared Polis, who made a point of …
House Speaker Alec Garnett, D-Denver, speaks at the Colorado Capitol on May 4 about Senate Bill 260 to raise and spend millions on transportation.

Democrats introduce bill for transportation fees

Colorado Democrats formally rolled out their massive transportation fee-implementation and spending bill on May 4 with support from top business leaders and two Republicans, saying 2021 is the year …
Rush-hour traffic at about 4:45 p.m. on a Monday at East Arapahoe Road and South Havana Street in Centennial near Interstate 25. Traffic on Arapahoe Road is a frequent concern for residents in the city.

Centennial road, sidewalk projects ramping up

Centennial delayed some infrastructure projects early in the pandemic as COVID-19's economic impact took hold, but the city is now approaching some big projects on major roads that south Denver metro …

A photo simulation of where the project could run, between Caley and Cresthill avenues. In this stretch, not much would change, according to the interactive simulation at greenwoodtodenverterminal.com/photo-simulations.html.

Xcel project in south Denver metro area has some flexibility in removing trees

Some homeowners in Centennial have voiced concern about an Xcel Energy project that will remove trees in some residents' yards, but exactly how many trees may be affected isn't clear. About 200 …
Education
Fujii

New leader coming to Arapahoe Community College

Dr. Stephanie Fujii wasn’t always sure college was right for her. But when she takes the helm of Arapahoe Community College as its new president on July 12, she says it’s exactly where she wants …
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. …
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 …

Kasey Ellis

Cherry Creek School District staffers divided on full-time return

The members of the Cherry Creek School District teachers’ union are split on the district’s decision to reopen for full-time, in-person classes, according to Kasey Ellis, the union’s president. …
Business

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 …
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 …
A pepperoni pizza from the new Vito's Pizza and Pastas inside Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery in Golden.

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …
Tim and Susan Nats opened Tropical Smoothie Café on March 8, 2020. A week later the COVID pandemic hit, making the first year of operation tough. The couple hopes 2021 will bring better luck.

Not so smoothie

On March 8 last year, Susan and Tim Nats celebrated the opening of Tropical Smoothie in Highlands Ranch. A week later, they were furloughing employees and worrying whether the new business venture …

From left, Matt Cobb, taproom manager, and Paige Schuster and Marcus Christianson, owners of Two22 Brew, stand March 8 at the brewery in east Centennial. At Two22 Brew, $2.22 of every $10 of profit goes directly to certain Colorado nonprofits.

Charity-minded brewery a Centennial neighborhood staple

Paige Schuster and Marcus Christianson, married since 2009, were teaching high school science by day and homebrewing in their free time. Looking for a different career path, the couple's eyes were …
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