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South Platte River in Littleton closed to recreation this Saturday

The South Platte River through Littleton will be closed to recreation for the first time in memory on July 14, in an attempt to prevent damage to the river habitat from potentially thousands of …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

After truck fire, I-25 back open south of Arapahoe Road

A truck fire on southbound Interstate 25 south of East Arapahoe Road has closed down that direction of the highway and the light rail in the area, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. An extended closure is expected.

Aerospace attraction coming to Centennial Airport

Aviation enthusiasts in the metro area are in for a new experience when an attraction by Wings Over the Rockies opens at Centennial Airport July 21. Visitors will be able to engage with interactive …

New mural at food pantry highlights 'HOPE'

Bart Sayyah shared a favorite quote with the audience of nearly 100 in the sweltering heat outside Englewood's most visible food pantry — the HOPE facility. “Hope is a good thing — maybe the …
Education

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

A fond farewell at Cherrelyn Elementary

In keeping with theme “Aloha to Cherrelyn Elementary School,” visitors were greeted with leis, bright-colored attire and decorations on May 18 at a farewell gathering for the Englewood school …

Spring Fling is last at current Bishop Elementary

A number of new activities including a dunk tank, ice vendor and free hot dogs took over the east playground at Englewood's Bishop Elementary School during the Spring Fling on May 21. “The Spring …
Business

Kmart site may see 'modern' redesign

The downfall of Englewood’s Kmart — a hulking, 140,000-square-foot structure that puts the “big” in big box — may give rise to what a developer described as a “modern and aesthetically …
Southwest Denver

Colorado Heights gets new potential buyer

The storied history of the former Colorado Heights University campus has caught a lifeline again after a local developer struck a deal to purchase the property, an iconic site perched atop southwest …

Southwest Plaza evolves with 'experiential' attractions

The indoor malls of yesteryear that once played host to department stores and shoe stores, with food courts and dark corridors, are largely gone. In their place have arisen mixed-use outdoor …

'Tasting rooms' plan for pot shops vetoed by governor

Colorado's governor has vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana …

Littleton tea room offers a European getaway

Natasha du Coco wants her new tea room in downtown Littleton to be a place where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A place where customers aren’t checking their email or …
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