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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …
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Douglas County Library Foundation fundraiser focuses on mermaid magic

Over the years, the Douglas County Library Foundation has delivered funding and resources such as scholarships to attend special programs and Camp DCL.

Douglas County seeks volunteers to advise on public health

Nine Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to help shape the way public health services look in the community after commissioners formed a Public Health Advisory Committee during a July …
Recipients of the Philip S. Miller grant pose with the Douglas County commissioners after receiving their checks July 13.

Douglas County gives out annual Philip S. Miller grants

Philip S. Miller may have died more than 20 years ago, but on July 13, his legacy was remembered in Douglas County as two-dozen organizations benefited from a trust he set up during his life. The …
The Tuono sculpture sits near the entrance to the Lone Tree Arts Center, across from Douglas County Libraries.

Lone Tree Arts Commission hopes to keep sculpture

The Lone Tree Arts Commission discussed the possible lease renewal or purchase of the “Tuono” sculpture outside of the Lone Tree Arts Center during a meeting on July 14. “Tuono” was installed …

Venardos Circus performer Lady Beast stands atop a pair of bottles on a stack of chairs under the big top.

Venardos Circus thrills crowd with dazzling acrobatics

A year and a half since its big top tent was last unfurled, Venardos Circus resumed its breathtaking act before adoring crowds in Littleton. The Florida-based traveling circus, founded in 2014 by …
Education

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming …
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …

Academic component of Douglas County schools equity policy discussed

Douglas County School District administrators sought to move past the seemingly endless debate over critical race theory when district staff gave a presentation on the academic component of the …

A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek schools meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community …
Business

Highlands Ranch celebrates 40 years

The unincorporated community of Highlands Ranch is celebrating 40 years of history in 2021. Nancy Linsenbigler, of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society, said 40 years is an important milestone …
Beckman

Former state legislator joins Sterling Ranch staff

The Sterling Ranch Development Company has added Susan Beckman to its team as the new director of entitlement, according to a press release. Entitlements are the legal processes in which developers …
From left, Commissioners Abe Laydon, Lora Thomas and George Teal stand on a stage at a Sandstone Ranch "Together We Stand" event June 26.

County residents attend Sandstone celebration

An estimated 750 people attended a Douglas County-hosted event celebrating the end of many COVID-19-related restrictions. The “Together We Stand” event took place over about four hours at …

Palomino Park Apartments sells for $435 million

The recent $435 million sale of the Palomino Park Apartments in Highlands Ranch is the largest single-asset apartment transaction in Colorado history, according to the company that brokered the sale. …

Joe Stoll of Forte Farms said Western Slope cherries are coming in nicely, but peaches, the main attraction, are just a couple weeks out.

Just peachy: The fruits of summer are on their way

Dig out those cobbler recipes. The first crop of Colorado peaches is due to arrive on the Front Range in early July, said Joe Stoll of Forte Farms, one of the biggest purveyors of the Western …
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