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Arapahoe County jail, stressed by growth, may need replacing, officials say

Arapahoe County's jail is aging and may need to be replaced in coming years, say county officials. The facility built in 1986 is increasingly stretched thin as the county's population booms, said …
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'Shark Tank' event coming to Lone Tree

The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Shark Tank event April 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The event goes from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature six nonprofit …
A hiker makes his way through a trail in the Arapahoe National Forest. According to the 2019 Conservation in the West Poll, 73 percent of Coloradans say the ability to live near, recreate on and enjoy public lands like national forests, parks or trails was a significant reason they live in the West.

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West …
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5 questions for Kiera Pritchett, online-school student in Centennial

A car wreck can be a terrifying experience, but for Kiera Pritchett, it was just another time her education applied to the real world. “I was on my way to work, I was riding the bus, and the car …

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign …

Cherry Creek Schools to host job fair

The Cherry Creek School District is looking for candidates for positions that include teachers, nurses, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, business professionals, bus drivers, and …
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Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new …
A group of third graders at Fairmount Elementary School in Golden work together on an activity called Coding Dash in the school’s STEM teacher Angie Blomquist’s classroom on Jan. 15.

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated …
Ben Theune, spokesman for Wings Over the Rockies, talks about the plane behind him Jan. 17 at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, the first facility at the Exploration of Flight site at Centennial Airport. The site is the second location for Wings Over the Rockies, a nonprofit focused on education about aviation and space.

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be …
Arapahoe High School principal Natalie Pramenko, left, speaks at a Littleton Public Schools roundtable on Dec. 10. Next to her are Desiree and Michael Davis, whose daughter Claire was killed by a classmate in 2013.

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …
Business

Southeast Metro Authority names executive director

Paul Danley has been named executive director of the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, replacing John A. McCarty, who will retire after 10 years. Danley has been with the authority for eight …
Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …

Breaking down Centennial's 2019 budget

Taxpayers get the bang for their buck in Centennial: parks, trails and transportation all get notable nods in the city's 2019 budget, which city council approved in amended form on Jan. 7 after …
Liam Lennon, of Centennial, stands at a display of custom jewelry he makes. His business, The Lucky Penny, sells items like bracelets and necklaces with pennies.

5 questions for Liam Lennon, youth businessman from Centennial

For 12-year-old Liam Lennon, pennies are worth much more than a cent. The Centennial resident won a local award last fall for his business, The Lucky Penny, which sells jewelry and keychains made …

In Their Business

Chocolate Factory returns After a major facelift and under new ownership, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cafe has opened at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The cafe, which had been closed since April …
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