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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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Zeke Cabrera, an 18-year-old who died in a car crash at the intersection on May 10.

Elbert County intersection’s frequent wrecks worry residents

Residents who travel in the area south of Elizabeth have voiced concerns about the safety of the intersection of Elbert County Roads 9 and 118. The two dirt roads intersect at a sharp curve. CR 118 …
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 …
The site of a future Shake Shack at the Park Meadows mall food hall is under construction and will feature a patio.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …
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A garage sale robbery that wasn’t

Trouble has followed Armando Valdez Gonzalez since the day he was jailed for a crime that didn’t occur.  In early June, Westminster police linked Gonzalez to an aggravated …

Douglas County Library Foundation fundraiser focuses on mermaid magic

Over the years, the Douglas County Library Foundation has delivered funding and resources such as scholarships to attend special programs and Camp DCL.
Education

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …
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 …

Youth United University accepting students for 2021 cohort

Limited spots are still available for the 2021 cohort of Youth United University. Youth United University (Y.U.U.) is a “learning curriculum designed for students in grades 6 to 8 that …

Re-8 board opts to sign off on library purchase

The Weld Re-8 board of education decided to put its signature on the purchase of two acres of land for a new Fort Lupton Public & School Library. The June 3 vote came after a brief executive …

Re-8 board to decide on library purchase participation

The Weld Re-8 board of education may move toward some sort of a decision on its participation in the sale and relocation of the Fort Luptnn Public & School Library June 3. The board is due to …
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A rendering of the north side of the proposed development site designed by KTGY from the Lincoln Station Site Improvement Plan Staff Report.

Lincoln Station plan passes review in Lone Tree

The Lone Tree Planning Commission discussed the proposed improvement plan for the development of a site at Lincoln Station during a meeting on July 13. The site spans 5.23 acres and will include 425 …
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Resources for small businesses on the road to recovery

Small business owners in Colorado and across the country are slowly but surely regaining their footing after a uniquely challenging year. In metro Denver, growing consumer confidence has contributed …
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 …
The small interior of Golden City Brewery.

Golden businesses welcome Level Clear

Jon Bortles had been looking forward to May 16 — and with good reason. The last year has challenged his restaurant, the iconic Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza in downtown Golden, unlike any other in its …

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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