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Donations to food bank flat as needs climb

The shelves are starting to look a little thin at one of the south metro area's biggest food banks. Donations are flat at Integrated Family Community Services — formerly called Interfaith — while …
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Thirty-five people from 21 countries became American citizens Sept. 6 at a naturalization ceremony held at Four Mile Historic Park.

New Americans clear citizenship hurdle

For Beate Wake, 52, becoming a U.S. citizen means having a stronger voice. “I don’t feel left out anymore, I feel like part of the group now,” said Wake, who is from Germany and has lived in …

Some Democrats on shaky political ground with proposed fracking bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural …
The American flag hangs high over 2,500 firefighters and residents at the Colorado Memorial Stair Climb.

9/11 remembered at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

When the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York happened on September 11, 2001, West Metro Fire firefighter Brad Harmon was sitting in a classroom for paramedics school. He was sent …
With an increased population came traffic congestion, which local leaders are still trying to manage. Pictured is Lincoln Avenue looking toward Parker.

Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

A new approval process to receive federal transportation funds has allowed smaller communities in Douglas County to have transportation needs addressed.

Effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen fails

An effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, has failed. Lakewood native and Republican Nancy Pallozzi propelled a petition to recall Pettersen over the summer, saying …
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Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …

Gov. Polis visits Westminster kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis (D) visited Westminster's Cotton Creek Elementary Aug. 14 to mark the beginning of school and the start of the schools full-day kindergarten program. Polis toured the school …
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Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School.
Students were welcomed back to STEM School Highlands Ranch with hundreds of stars, handpainted with words of encouragement. The first day was Aug. 7.

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful …

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the …
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Oil and gas defenders, critics test Colorado's new law

Colorado has just begun rewriting its oil and gas rules under a new law that flips the state's priorities from producing energy to protecting the public, but industry defenders and critics are …
A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
The Walmart in Castle Rock now sells a game similar to Monopoly but based on the town.

Castle Rock game hits Walmart shelves

Fans of Monopoly can now play a localized version of the popular board game. Castle Rock-Opoly, released in April, mirrors the well-known game of Monopoly but features local fixtures in the Castle …
Golfer’s tee off during a special Top Golf Thornton demonstration for local businesses and city officials July 31. The attraction, at 160th and Grant, is scheduled to open Aug. 9.

Tee time at Thornton’s TopGolf

As his golf ball sailed off over the green fairway, Nick Nizam turned his back to it, focusing on the computer screen behind him. Computer graphics showed the golf ball’s path as it sailed toward …

A rendering of the mixed-use Encore project proposed in downtown Castle Rock, which would bring 181,000 square feet of condominiums, retail and office space to the area.

Castle Rock Town Council to eye $72.3 million downtown development

A $72.3 million development could soon join the evolving downtown landscape in Castle Rock, with some help from the town if a public/private partnership gets council approval this fall. A proposal to …
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