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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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Angela Christensen picked to fill Littleton school board vacancy

Angela Christensen will become Littleton Public Schools' newest board member, selected by a unanimous vote of the rest of the board on Feb. 25 to fill the vacancy left after Carrie Warren-Gully was …
UCHealth RN Mary Love injects the first round of the Pizer vaccine into Centennial resident Peter Kushar.

Area residents relieved to get COVID vaccine

As the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic nears, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across the Denver metro Area continue to provide vaccines to residents, hoping it will be the beginning of the …
Eddie Pulsipher launches over a snow ramp at Goddard Middle School.

Snow day no day for kids to sit at home

Eddie Pulsipher was afraid he woke up late for school on Feb. 25, but then he got the news every kid hopes to hear: snow day! Following a blizzard that left much of the Denver area under more than a …
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As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory …

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 …
Education

Cherry Creek School District to hold June in-person graduations

Cherry Creek School District plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies in early June, according to a district announcement online. “After all (seniors) have been through during the COVID-19 …
Rick Padilla — father of Jack Padilla, a Cherry Creek High School freshman who took his own life in February 2019 — speaks to a few dozen teenagers and adults at Village Greens Park in Greenwood Village, where a bench dedicated to his son sits. Padilla gathered the group there on Feb. 14 to mark two years since his son died and to encourage the teenagers to push for change in how the community deals with mental health challenges.

Students, adults remember Cherry Creek freshman Jack Padilla two years later

Two years after a compassionate Cherry Creek High School freshman died by suicide, his friends and family continue to push for changes in how schools approach students' mental health challenges. Rick …
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 …
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Cherry Creek superintendent to retire at end of spring semester

The superintendent of one of the largest school districts in the state will retire at the end of this school year, a letter to the community announced on Jan. 22. “It has been an honor to serve the …

Smoky Hill High School Principal Chuck Puga smiled and posed for photos on Jan. 14 during a surprise celebration to commemorate his winning of the 2020 Colorado High School Principal of the Year award. He held up the commemorative clear tablet in front of a small crowd at the high school.

Smoky Hill leader awarded as Colorado High School Principal of the Year

Principal Chuck Puga keeps up a consistent presence in Smoky Hill High School's classrooms and hallways, making sure not to fall out of touch with what everyday life is like for his students. “I'm …
Business

City of Centennial to tap artists for spotlighting local businesses

The City of Centennial is accepting applications from retail, restaurant and service businesses to be included in the city's 2021 Spark Experience Accelerator, a program that pairs artists with …
Trader Joe's grocery store in Greenwood Village.

Possible timeline set for new Trader Joe’s grocery store

The Town of Parker is one step closer to getting a Trader Joe’s after the grocery store’s beer license was unanimously approved in a Feb. 18 meeting of Parker’s special licensing authority. …
The new signage at the former Centennial Medical Plaza, which opens as a hospital March 1 and will offer expanded services.

Medical plaza expands into Centennial Hospital

For about 35 years, Centennial Medical Plaza has served as an emergency room in what eventually became the east-central part of the City of Centennial. It performs some vital procedures: emergency …

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 …
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