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Bennet gets up-close look at Sandstone Ranch in Douglas County

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent a recent morning visiting Sandstone Ranch in southwest Douglas County and learning about the 18-mile stretch of I-25 known as the Gap that is under construction. …
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Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …

STEM School shooting trial again delayed

The forthcoming trial in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting case has been pushed back by months again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Devon Erickson, 20, is now scheduled to begin trial on May 24 …
Commissioner George Teal is sworn into office Jan. 12. From left, he is accompanied by his wife Laura Teal, daughter Laurel Teal and son George Teal Jr.

Douglas County commissioners sworn in

Commissioners George Teal and Lora Thomas were sworn in during an in-person and virtual event hosted by Douglas County Jan. 12. Teal, who was elected in November, represents District 2, which …
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House votes to impeach President Trump

DeGette: 'No one is above the law in this country'; Buck: Impeachment process was rushed

Following the U.S. House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump the afternoon of Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, issued a statement calling Trump “one of the greatest …

Centennial gas station shooting suspect set for preliminary hearing

Samuel Birch, the man the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office identified as the suspect in a fatal shooting of a gas station clerk in a robbery the night of Nov. 26, is set for a preliminary hearing …
Education

School district seeing biggest sub pool in recent memory

Amanda Thompson, chief human resources officer for the Douglas County School District, estimated the district's substitute teacher pool sat around 600, maybe 700 people in recent years. Going into …
Cherique Timbang, a nurse consultant, receives her vaccination

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received …

Douglas County School District eyes return to hybrid learning this month

The Douglas County School District is still aiming to return its middle and high school students to hybrid learning in January. The tentative plan outlined during a Jan. 5 school board meeting would …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

Douglas County School District considering new second-semester plan

Amid improving COVID-19 rates, the Douglas County School District announced it might return middle and high school students to hybrid learning earlier than planned next semester. The change in pace …
Business

When can certified businesses open under level yellow?

Recent changes to Douglas County’s COVID-19 dial level have left many confused about how the new COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program — commonly known as the county’s 5-Star …
From left, Ben Elsey, Mark Christner and Colton Gann enjoy beers inside Grist Brewing Company in Highlands Ranch Dec. 30.

As Douglas County’s indoor dining program rolls out, county’s data improves

As more Douglas County businesses became certified under the county’s new “COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program,” the community inched closer to moving to a less restricted level …

Vectra Bank to build combined headquarters in metro area

Vectra Bank is confident in its business plan moving forward despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To demonstrate that confidence to employees, partners and current customers, the bank celebrated a …
The Lone Tree In-N-Out location, expected to open early next year at 9170 Westview Road, will have the second-busiest drive-thru of any In-N-Out location.

Lone Tree In-N-Out to open in early 2021

Lone Tree city and business officials hope In-N-Out Burger lives up to its name when it officially opens in early 2021. The recent grand openings of In-N-Out locations in Aurora and Colorado Springs …

Restaurants and indoor event venues can get 100% of December losses

Douglas County restaurants and indoor event venues are now able to receive reimbursement of up to 100% of their December revenue losses after an expansion of the county’s “Restaurant and Indoor …
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