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SkyView Academy graduates excel

In their final hours as high school students, SkyView Academy graduates were left with one overarching message: don't be normal. “What I want to talk to you about is how abnormal you are,” said …

Code Ninjas brings STEM learning, summer camps

A new learning center in Highlands Ranch will offer game-based curriculum that teaches vital computer skills to kids ages 7-14. Code Ninjas will have a grand opening from 2-5 p.m. June 2, where …

Chatfield litigants scurry to speed appeal as construction advances

The little yellow bird clutched in Meredith McBurney’s hand didn’t seem to mind that it couldn’t fly away. “This isn’t her first rodeo,” McBurney said of the yellow warbler with its tiny …

New site celebrates vista on High Line Canal Trail

Standing at Sumac Hill Farm Overlook along the High Line Canal Trail in Centennial, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've been transported either back in time or far away. The overlook, just north of …

Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on …
Education

Q&A with Brooke Hicken, Ponderosa High School graduate

Hicken has been a member of the National Honor Society, served on student government, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America and competed in track and field. She will be enlisting in …

Q&A with Jazmyn Andre, Chaparral High School graduate

Throughout her time at Chaparral, Andre, 18, has participated in cheer, track, DECA and Sources of Strength and wrote for the school newspaper, the Chaparral Crier. She will be attending the …

Q&A with Payton Grove, SkyView Academy graduate

Grove participated in track and ran cross country, qualifying for the state meet all four years. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and has completed the required 160 hours of volunteer …

SkyView Academy Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Challenges and problems aren't a stopping point. I've learned a lot of resilience. You just have to look and be diligent in finding solutions to the problem. — Grace Miller-Forrest, SkyView Academy …

STEM School Highlands Ranch Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I have learned how valuable resilience and determination are. It's always good to have dreams and plans, but adaptability is just as important. Just because something doesn't go how you planned — a …
Business

'Sully' soon will headline Centennial Airport’s 50th

One of the busiest general-aviation airports in the country will host famed “miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for its 50th anniversary celebration. The gala …

In Their Business

White Construction names new president Chris Haugen, a 21-year veteran of White Construction Group, based in Castle Rock, has been promoted to president of the firm. Haugen joined the firm in 1997 as …

Popular restaurants coming to Central Park

As it nears completion, Highlands Ranch's newest development, known as Central Park, is bustling with people and activity. Owned by Shea Properties, the 100-acre property sits east of Lucent …

Escape room at Woodlawn in Littleton offers fun and frights

Forget bowling. Want a real team-building exercise? Try working together to escape a murderous clown. Lights Out Escape Rooms, tucked away in the southwest corner of the Woodlawn Shopping Center at …

Q&A with Steve Hess, of Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute

Meet Steve Hess, the chief performance operator at Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute, 1060 Plaza Drive, in Highlands Ranch. Prior to his current role, Hess spent 21 years as head strength and …
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