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Arapahoe Community College to be mostly remote until Feb. 1 amid COVID surge

Arapahoe Community College President Stephanie Fujii announced that most ACC classes would begin virtually on Jan. 18 and continue on a remote status until Feb 1. The decision came amid a continued …
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Trials in Douglas, Arapahoe and Elbert counties have been suspended due to an increase in COVID cases.

DA's office to offer resolution for low-level warrants

The District Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial District will be hosting an in-person event on Feb. 12 in Aurora for people with active low-level warrants to resolve their cases or set new court …
Justin Presser, a King Soopers employee since 2006, strikes on Wednesday in Denver.

King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Jan. 21 that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week earlier.
Lone Tree's Sky Ridge Medical Center nurse Kristan Dye and Fire Medic Roger Baker, of the Aurora Fire Department, join together for the first time since the Jan. 6 accident.

ICU nurse honored with Sky Ridge Healthcare Hero Award

Thanks to a Sky Ridge nurse’s quick thinking and the urge to do the right thing, a life was probably saved on a cold, icy highway in the early-morning hours of Jan. 6.

Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center.

The state had lower graduation rates in 2021.

Douglas County Schools graduation rate dips

Douglas County School District’s graduation rate fell marginally and the state graduation rate saw its first dip in a decade last year, according to recently released data from the Colorado …
Education

COVID and Adams 14 schools .. some open, some remote

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Sociologist and researcher Anna Mueller, who led a study on teen suicide prevention that focused on Littleton schools, speaks during an LPS forum in 2018.

Littleton schools study could help in fight against youth suicide

A two-year study focusing on the relationship between social environments and youth suicide could provide a “partial roadmap” for schools and communities looking to improve the promotion of …

Remote learning a possibility in Brighton schools

It's a case of same song, new verses, new year when it comes to the 27J schools system and COVID-19 concerns. Because of the rising number of COVID cases this winter -- largely because of the …

Adams 14 ends contract with management company

Adams 14 School District and Adams 14 School Succeed, also known as MGT America Consulting, are business partners no more. The district's board terminated the contract Jan. 11. The notice takes …

Adams 14 schools go remote

Students in the Adams 14 School District will be doing remote learning the week of Monday, Jan. 10. The reason is the spread of COVID cases. According to a statement from the district, Adams …
Business

United Power announces intent to leave Tri State

United Power Files Notice of Intent to Leave Tri-State Generation and Transmission   Brighton, Colo. – United Power, a rural electric cooperative based in Brighton, …
The Macy’s at The Streets at SouthGlenn, seen here in October 2020. The store is set to close soon — its lease expires in March 2022.

Centennial OKs SouthGlenn redevelopment plan to add housing, replace Macy’s and Sears buildings

After nearly three years, one of the most prominent and contentious civic issues in Centennial has been decided with the city council’s approval of a plan to dramatically reshape …
The fountain at The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall at East Arapahoe Road and South University Boulevard in a 2019 file photo.

Centennial City Council signals it will OK SouthGlenn redevelopment

After nearly three years, one of the most prominent and contentious civic issues in Centennial appears set to come to a close next week.
Masks are now required at indoor businesses in Arapahoe County, such as Curate in Centennial. But some shoppers coming from nearby Douglas County, which has no mask mandate, may not even realize they’ve crossed county lines.

At border of Arapahoe and Douglas counties, mask rules are a game of inches

The one constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is that things are always changing. Few people know this better than Karli Millspaugh, owner of Curate: A Local Mercantile, at 8242 S. University …

Lauren Coleman is converting the White Swan Motel on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood to house homeless families as they transition to more long-term homes.

White Swan Motel embarks on new path

Lauren Coleman is on a mission.  For years, that mission was to build a high-end, luxury boutique motel catering to young-ish, cool travelers who value unique, authentic experiences over …
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