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Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. …
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South Metro Denver Chamber names new CEO

The South Metro Denver Chamber has named a new chief executive officer. Jeff Keener, a chamber board member and owner of a marketing firm, replaces Robert Golden, who resigned in late 2019. “As we …
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Reporter Stories: Digging into The Farm, Westminster's Uplands Development

Long-time Westminster Window columnist Bill Christopher discusses the Oread Capital's Uplands Development in Westminster, the City Council's Feb. 10 approval and what's next. Read our latest story …
Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, like the one pictured here, volunteered to help with the fundraising event. It took place from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6.

Children's Hospital raises more than $1 million in radiothon

A two-day radiothon from the radio station Alice 105.9 helped Children's Hospital Colorado raise $1.4 million on Feb. 5 and 6. DJs from 105.9 shared stories from patients throughout the event to …
The Feb. 12 Parent University seminar aimed to help parents determine the difference between bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and moodiness that’s common among teens.

Parent University tries to untangle confusion

One minute a teenager could be happily texting with friends. The next they're raging at their parents. And before mom and dad can blink, the teen is back to cracking jokes in the group chat. Was what …

North Star Academy receives school safety grant

Another school received a lift in funding for school security and mental health programming on Feb. 11 as Douglas County commissioners continued approving contracts to execute grants they are …
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Douglas County School District aims to keep students from again missing test

Roughly 3,500 high school juniors in the Douglas County School District missed out on their chance to take a college readiness exam that can significantly affect students' odds at scholarships. A …
Students of Redstone Elementary School in Highlands Ranch pose with Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and other first responders during the Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 27.

Redstone Elementary takes part in kindness challenge

Students at Redstone Elementary School in Highlands Ranch took part in the Great Kindness Challenge, a national call for compassion, the week of Jan. 27. Each day, the school hosted spirit days to …

Douglas County School District weighs capacity solutions

The Douglas County School District is growing, and as it plans to address issues with capacity among its schools, it asked for the community's input. The district recently completed a survey open to …

Douglas County awards more school safety grants

Douglas County approved agreements with three more local schools on Jan. 28 as it continued awarding grant money aimed at making students in the county safer. School leaders grew emotional thanking …

Middle school students to compete in science bowl

Middle school students from Great Wall Chinese Academy in Highlands Ranch will compete Feb. 1 in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department's …
Business
Steve Farland, owner of the Chairman, stands beside "The Guardian," one of seven towering statues made of chairs.

Wanted: home for towering wooden soldiers

Steve Farland's colossal wooden soldiers need a new home. Farland is better known as the Chairman. From a cavernous warehouse on Navajo Street, in Englewood's old industrial district, he sells chairs …

Centennial Water election could broaden board base

Directors of the Centennial Water and Sanitation District voted Jan. 27 to hold an inclusion election in May to expand its boundary. If approved by voters, the district's service area would not …
Roger Partridge, the chairman of the Douglas County board of commissioners, speaks to local business owners during a presentation from the board Jan. 31.

Governor, commissioners address county business leaders

Gov. Jared Polis and the Douglas County commissioners spoke to local business leaders during the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County annual breakfast Jan. 31, emphasizing their points of pride from …

Veteran transit leader named RTD's interim CEO

The former head of a Texas transit agency will serve as the new interim general manager and CEO of the Regional Transportation District, RTD's board of directors announced Jan. 28. Paul Ballard will …

Henry Sobanet, chief financial officer of the Colorado State University System, speaks during the annual South Metro Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 24 at CU South Denver in Lone Tree.

Economists discuss ways to 'keep Colorado competitive'

The economy of Denver's south metro area will look a lot like last year's, experts say, and the speed bumps to the region's growth remain present as ever. Colorado continues to be a national model of …
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