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U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

After truck fire, I-25 back open south of Arapahoe Road

A truck fire on southbound Interstate 25 south of East Arapahoe Road has closed down that direction of the highway and the light rail in the area, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. An extended closure is expected.

Aerospace attraction coming to Centennial Airport

Aviation enthusiasts in the metro area are in for a new experience when an attraction by Wings Over the Rockies opens at Centennial Airport July 21. Visitors will be able to engage with interactive …

Woman wants climb to highlight mental health

A local woman is setting out to summit Mount Kilimanjaro at age 65 in an effort to raise awareness for mental health. Claire Averill, of Highlands Ranch, will begin her eight-day trip up the highest …

Customers can purchase state parks passes at self-service kiosks

Colorado State Parks has rolled out new self-serve kiosks that allow customers to purchase daily and annual state parks passes. The kiosks replace or augment existing systems that require customers …
Education

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media …

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business …

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results …

Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 …

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …
Business

Residents weigh in as Highlands Ranch development fills formerly empty land

Residents have mixed feelings about the latest development coming to life in Highlands Ranch, known as Central Park. Owned by Shea Properties, the 100-acre property sits east of Lucent Boulevard and …

In Their Business

La Sandia to close after 10 years After 10 years, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in The Vistas at Park Meadows will close July 11. “It has been an incredible journey,” owner Richard …

Highlands Ranch business plans to redefine an industry

When consumers think of grocery stores, popular names like Whole Foods and King Soopers likely come to mind. When it comes to furniture, stores like Ikea and American Furniture Warehouse stand out. …

‘Apple Store for sleep’ comes to Park Meadows

A mattress store referred to as the “Apple Store for sleep” is coming to Park Meadows on June 23, and with it will come another example of the way retailers are changing the way they do business. …

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve …
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