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Traffic on intersate 25 in Denver

Colorado DMV releases list of rejected personalized plates

SHIKAKA, VOTE and BULL are among some of the less “offensive” personalized license plates that were rejected by the Colorado DMV last year.
Elizabeth High School offers numerous programs for students, all geared toward enhancing student success and providing diversity and variety for the learning experience.

Elizabeth mayor touts School Choice Week

Last week was the official Town of Elizabeth School Choice Week, a time when town officials, the Elizabeth School District and residents of Elizabeth recognize the accomplishments of the school district and benefits of school choice.
Gov. Jared Polis (center), along with Metro West Housing Solutions CEO Tami Fischer (left) and Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul (right), visited Lamar Station Crossing, a MWHS apartment complex with some affordable units. MWHS offers housing vouchers along with human services.

Gov. Jared Polis visits Lamar Station Crossing in Lakewood

Gov. Jared Polis, on the tail of his state of the state address where he spoke on housing solutions, visited the Lamar Station Crossing apartment complex in Lakewood on Jan. 30.
The exterior of the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, photographed on Oct. 18, 2019. The hospital is the flagship of the UCHealth system.

Health care giants form one insurance company

By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …

Colorado may end age-discriminating work question

Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …
Education
Douglas County School Board members David Ray, left, and Mike Peterson paint cars on Sept. 24 to show support for the district's bond and mill levy override. Since the funding questions failed this year, the school board indicated at its winter retreat that they would return to voters in 2023.

Douglas County School District anticipates funding questions on 2023 ballot

Though voters turned down two funding measures for the Douglas County School District in November, it seems likely the district will return to the ballot in 2023 in an effort to increase staff …
Welchester Elementary School PTA member Oatis Green and Principal Bethany Robinson announce the school's fundraiser winners during a Dec. 2 assembly. Staff also announced to the students the school's recent Bright Spot Award on Dec. 2.

Welchester Elementary School receives statewide award for improvement

Welchester Elementary School has received Gov. Jared Polis' Bright Spot Award for improvement in student achievement since 2019.
Students outside at Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School.

Littleton district to keep current elementary boundaries

Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School in the Littleton district was built to serve a maximum capacity of 650 students, according to a presentation by the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) at an Oct. 27 school board meeting. In its second year of operation, there are currently 707 students enrolled at Ford.
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Elizabeth High School.

Elizabeth Education Foundation announces 2022 grant recipients

The Elizabeth Education Foundation recently announced its 2022 grant recipients. This year, 26 teachers across the district’s five schools received a total of more than $9,000 in grants that go …
Business

Handyman Connection Expands Colorado Footprint

Handyman Connection, a home improvement franchise for handyman services, is coming to Brighton and to Parker.   The Brighton franchise owners are Shane and Cynthia Cowan. Mike German holds …
A rendering shows the plan for Castle Rock Adventist Hospital's newest medical office building, which will house a surgery center with operating and procedure rooms, an orthopedic center with physical therapy and chemotherapy and radiation services for oncology patients.

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital looks to treat cancer patients

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital could begin offering cancer and other treatment services as early as 2025 as part of a 70,000-square-foot hospital expansion...
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
California-based salad chain sweetgreen opens in Highlands Ranch's Village Center West on Dec. 2.

Sweetgreen opens fourth Colorado location in Highlands Ranch

The popular fast-casual and veggie-focused chain sweetgreen is celebrating the opening of its first Douglas County location in Highlands Ranch on Dec. 2 by partnering with a local nonprofit that …

The members of the Elizabeth Board of Trustees prepare for the Nov. 15 meeting.

Elizabeth trustees OK rezoning for growth

The Elizabeth Board of Trustees recently approved a rezoning of agricultural land to planned unit development (PUD) in the west end of the town to accommodate residential, regional commercial, mixed-use commercial, public, and semi-public land uses.
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