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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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Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. …
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Englewood city councilmember resigns after communist views were spotlighted

Englewood City Councilmember John Stone resigned, effective immediately, just after the start of the council's regular meeting on March 1. Stone had been in the spotlight for Twitter posts that …
Eddie Pulsipher launches over a snow ramp at Goddard Middle School.

Snow day no day for kids to sit at home

Eddie Pulsipher was afraid he woke up late for school on Feb. 25, but then he got the news every kid hopes to hear: snow day! Following a blizzard that left much of the Denver area under more than a …
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As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory …

Arapahoe County seeks public's input on transportation

People who live or work in Arapahoe County are invited to take a survey that allows them to weigh in on key transportation corridors in the county. The survey, launched by the county's public works …
Education
Rick Padilla — father of Jack Padilla, a Cherry Creek High School freshman who took his own life in February 2019 — speaks to a few dozen teenagers and adults at Village Greens Park in Greenwood Village, where a bench dedicated to his son sits. Padilla gathered the group there on Feb. 14 to mark two years since his son died and to encourage the teenagers to push for change in how the community deals with mental health challenges.

Students, adults remember Cherry Creek freshman Jack Padilla two years later

Two years after a compassionate Cherry Creek High School freshman died by suicide, his friends and family continue to push for changes in how schools approach students' mental health challenges. Rick …
Littleton Public Schools nutrition services director Jessica Gould, left, and nutrition supervisor Sarah Kinney hold bags of food at a distribution site on Feb. 12. Food distribution during the pandemic could serve as a model for greater equity afterward, Gould said.

Littleton Public Schools' nutrition chief: keep no-charge meals after COVID

The sun did little to chase away the single-digit cold on Feb. 12 as Sarah Kinney hopped from foot to foot outside Arapahoe High School. Standing beside a tall rack loaded with bags of food, Kinney …
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Cherry Creek superintendent to retire at end of spring semester

The superintendent of one of the largest school districts in the state will retire at the end of this school year, a letter to the community announced on Jan. 22. “It has been an honor to serve the …
Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class last fall.

For LPS, transition presents challenges

Eliot Ewy was getting pretty tired of online school. After Littleton Public Schools returned to all-online instruction in November, the 7-year-old first-grader at Centennial Elementary spent the tail …

Littleton Public Schools launches search for new board member

As Carrie Warren-Gully leaves the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education for her new role as a county commissioner, district officials say her replacement should be someone who is ready to leave …
Business
Columbine Square, a vacant former strip mall in west Littleton, may see a new development proposal soon -- or maybe not. A developer who called a neighborhood meeting about a plan to build nearly 700 apartments canceled at the last minute.

Columbine Square's future murky after developer cancels meeting

The future is as murky as ever at Columbine Square. Neighbors to the long-derelict former strip mall at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue received postcards from a developer in January inviting …
Kelsey Johnson works on a sweater on her knitting machine at ElseWear Collective.

At ElseWear Collective, sweaters are handmade with love

Kelsey Johnson said she hardly hears the sound of her knitting machine anymore. After so many years producing knitted creations on the hand-operated machine, the rhythmic zipping noise fades into the …
Makers Market in Southwest Plaza mall.

Hoping to make shopping small the next big thing

The economy has been battered almost everywhere by the COVID-19 crisis. Unemployment is high. Some retailers and restaurants have been shuttered. But for Karli Millspaugh, owner of the Makers Market …
Parry’s Pizza focuses on New York-style pizza with dozens of craft brews on tap.

Parry’s Pizzeria opens in Sheridan’s River Point shopping center

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse opened its newest location at Sheridan’s River Point shopping center on Jan. 18, part of a wave of openings for the Colorado-based chain. The New York-style pizza …

Employees take orders on opening day at Playa Bowls, a new shop in downtown Littleton.

Playa Bowls joins downtown eatery lineup

Downtown Littleton welcomed its newest business on Jan. 2, as Playa Bowls opened its doors at 2490 W. Main St. The shop, which sells smoothie-like bowls centered around acai fruit, had a line …
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