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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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Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …
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Colorado gets first Latina state historian

Colorado State Historian is a position that has been around for almost 100 years, dating back to 1924. On Aug. 1 — also known as Colorado Day, celebrating the date when the state joined the Union …
A researcher releases a bald eagle with GPS tracking as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new study on eagle populations in Colorado’s Front Range.

Study focuses on bald eagle boom along the Front Range

It’s no secret that the human population on Colorado’s Front Range is expanding. State officials predict that in the 10-year range from 2019 to 2029, Colorado will grow by more than 800,000 …

Western Heritage Welcome kicks off festive weekend

Castle Rock’s Western heritage is alive and well. The town is set to celebrate during a weekend packed with activities, starting with the Friday-evening Western Heritage Welcome. Western Heritage …

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 …
Education
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 …
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 …
Andy O’Connell in front of the Retro-Cade, his mobile video arcade built out of an old DIA shuttle bus.

For classic video games, step aboard the Retro-Cade

Good news for Millennials wondering if their Mortal Kombat skills are still sharp: You can test them on Friday nights in Littleton this summer aboard the Retro-Cade, a former DIA shuttle bus turned …
Marcie Dlin plays the piano in May at her Englewood home. Dlin, a self-employed teacher of piano and vocals, lost about half of her business activity due to the pandemic and is looking for new students.

Englewood music instructor has unlocked potential for decades

One story that sticks out to longtime music teacher Marcie Dlin is when a young boy, Mitchell, doubted his ability to sing. Dlin, a theater instructor, had written a song for Mitchell’s character. …

“Pick A Number, Start a Story” by Lone Tree author Sue Viders is a guidebook for writers that is subtitled “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.”

‘Pick a Number, Start a Story’ is write stuff

Sue Viders of Lone Tree has recently published “Pick A Number, Start a Story,” subtitled: “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.” A workbook, with spaces for a prospective author’s …
Business
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 …
Planes stand at Centennial Airport in 2018.

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge on Denver Metroplex flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s …
A volunteer stands on a ladder, painting the home of an Englewood resident during a volunteer project organized by the nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment.

Volunteers paint home of longtime instructor in Englewood

Longtime Englewood resident Marcie Dlin lives in a home adorned with photos of children, her former students over years of teaching piano, vocals and theater. But when the pandemic cut half of her …
John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …
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