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South metro Denver area braces for potential flight-path changes

Disruptions to daily life and disturbances to the environment are among the consequences south metro-area mayors fear could land on their cities if a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic is …
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Who is getting what from the mill levy override?

Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would …

DA’s office outlines proper debt-collection practices

Scare-tactic scams are widespread, specifically callers purporting to be debt collectors and threatening arrest if the party refuses to immediately pay According to a news release from the 18th …

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a …

CTE Month raises awareness of technical training

Centura Health, the Denver-based healthcare company, has announced new programs and apprenticeships through local schools to help students get a head start into the workforce. This fall, Centura …

Silverthorn

Library district's board of trustees appoints former school board president

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is facing backlash from some residents for its decision to appoint former school board president Meghann Silverthorn to the Douglas County Libraries Board of …
Education

DCSD sells bonds; funds to go toward capital needs

The Douglas County School District has announced the sale of $249.975 million in general-obligation bonds, approved by voters in last November's election. The Jan. 29 sale provides one-time funds for …

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school …
About two dozen protestors stand outside of Douglas County School District's administrative building in Castle Rock prior to a Feb. 5 school board meeting. The group voiced concerns over the school board's handling of a teacher at the center of controversy and district policy on public comment.

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter …
Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As …

Polis

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new …
Business

'Shark Tank' event coming to Lone Tree

The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Shark Tank event April 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The event goes from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature six nonprofit …
Kelly Pointer, a certified classical Pilates instructor, teaches a private class at her in-home studio in Highlands Ranch. On Feb. 13, Pointer and a local physical therapist will host a free workshop.

Resident to host free Pilates workshop

Trying Pilates for the first time can be just about as confusing as its name. That's why instructor Kelly Pointer, in partnership with local physical therapist Dr. Christopher Robl, are hosting a …

Businesses wax and wane in Highlands Ranch

In recent months, a handful of businesses in the Highlands Ranch community have indefinitely closed their doors and others have moved in. Some business owners say high rent prices and little foot …
Doug Tisdale, RTD board chair, speaks at the announcement of the grand opening of the Southeast Rail Extension Project. The three new stations in South Lone Tree will open for service May 19.

Light rail extension project to open May 19

Officials from the Regional Transportation District announced Jan. 25 that the Southeast Rail Extension Project for the E, R and F lines to three locations in Lone Tree will officially open for service May 19.

Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
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