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10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
Andy Boian, the spokesman for Tebo-Orvis LLC, tells residents of the Windermere apartments that city officials declared the building uninhabitable following a Nov. 17 fire. All 163 residents have been evicted, but still have to wait to begin retrieving their belongings.

Residents of senior apartment building hit by fire in Littleton must find new homes

All the residents of the east tower of the Windermere apartments — 163 seniors — will be evicted from the building after a mid-November fire rendered the building uninhabitable, building …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …
After receiving his citizenship certificate, Griffin Walugembe smiles down at the document.

Ceremony a ‘beautiful moment’ for new citizens

A group of 51 youths from around the Denver area became United States citizens Nov. 30 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial. The naturalization ceremony, which took …

School board OKs concurrent enrollment at future facility

Plans are moving forward for a concurrent enrollment program that would allow Douglas County high school students to expedite a college degree or receive workforce training without leaving Castle …
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Q&A with schools' new chief academic officer

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has hired a chief academic officer to oversee curriculum across the school district. Autonomy in the classroom will continue, Tucker said …
Sage Canyon Elementary School students Taden Espinosa, 8, and Celia Palazzolo, 8, make cards for families of College View Elementary, where 98 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunches. Sage Canyon families collected enough items to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to 35 families at the Denver school.

Sage Canyon students help feed families in need

The week before Thanksgiving, Paula Bishop's third-grade classroom at Sage Canyon Elementary School in Castle Rock resembled a mini grocery store. Items for the perfect Thanksgiving meal — canned …
Douglas County Board of Education Vice President Wendy Vogel, left, president David Ray and member Krista Holtzmann talk compensation at a Nov. 13 school board meeting in Castle Rock. “Is there an employee that is going to look at this and say this is unfair?” Ray asked.

Teachers, classified employees will receive raises in January

After years of budget cuts and pay freezes, all Douglas County School District employees — excluding cabinet members and the superintendent — will receive highly anticipated salary raises on …
Rock Canyon High School students Aidan Buie, left, Kellan Munholland, Charlie Littleton, Kira Hartz, Connor Treaduell and Max Buhler take first place at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, presented by Bank of America on Nov. 9 at the Cable Center on the University of Denver’s campus.

Rock Canyon students soar at Stock Market Challenge

Rock Canyon High School teams won first and second place at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge presented by Bank of America on Nov. 9 at the Cable Center on the University of Denver’s …

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
Shoppers scour Park Meadows mall for Black Friday deals Nov. 23. Pam Kelly, general manager of the mall, said the mall spent about $1 million on decorations for the holiday season.

Park Meadows reports record Black Friday turnout

The Park Meadows mall opened its doors early on the morning of Nov. 23, welcoming shoppers to the mall's biggest day of the year — Black Friday. Pam Kelly, general manager of the mall, said this …
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall poses for a photo with Jade Vigil, 11, left, and her sister Remy, 4. Marshall made a special appearance at the fifth annual Orange & Blue Bowling Bash at Main Event Entertainment on Nov. 20. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club, which assists children in need across the Denver metro area.

Main Event Entertainment open for business

A hub of entertainment in the community just got a new player: Main Event Entertainment. The over-the-top game center officially opened Nov. 19 at 64 Centennial Blvd., adjacent to AMC Highlands Ranch …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …

All American CrossFit opens in Centennial

All American CrossFit Southglenn will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at Centennial's University Towne Center at the intersection of Dry Creek and University Boulevard.  A grand …
Park Meadows mall has been gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Its elaborate decorations and displays will be topped off with a 3-D light display on the outside of the mall and an interactive Santa display.

'It's our Super Bowl': Park Meadows gears up for holidays

The holiday shopping season is the busiest time of year for the Park Meadows mall. In November and December, 2.5 million people will visit the mall district. The mall reported about $196 million in …
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