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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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Sidewalk. Sidewalk. Who's got the sidewalk?

A missing sidewalk caught the attention of Fort Lupton City Council during its May 5 meeting.Councilman Tommy ?Holton wondered what happened to the sidewalk on the east side of Fort Lupton High …
Karla Loya
Linkous bows out, citing family concerns

Adams 14 superintendent search: One person standing

A day after a Zoom interview for the job of Adams 14 superintendent, one of the candidates bowed out. “After much thought and deliberation with myself and my family, I feel this the best …
Lightning is the initial; cause of a May 5 tanker fire near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 6.

Lightning strike sets tanker on fire

Brighton Fire Rescue officials said lightning appears to be the cause of a May 5 tanker fire near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 6. As of 2 p.m., the fire was still burning. It started …
Swat teams leaving the Riverwalk Apartments in   Brighton. Police later said there was no potential threat to the community.

Domestic violence Suspect-at-large

Concerns about a reported domestic violence incident early May 4 led Brighton Police to surround an apartment complex in the southwestern part of the city. The Brighton Police Department were called …

Brighton police clear 'active scene'

The area around the Riverwalk Apartments in the 700 block of Mockingbird Street is safe, according to Brighton police. Officers, SWAT team members and other emergency personnel responded to the …
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Candice Reese

Newest 27J school gets first principal

Brighton School District 27J's newest school, Elementary School 14, won't open until August 2022, and it doesn't have a name yet.  But it does have a principal. She is Candice Reese. The …

Douglas County School Board names permanent superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has offered interim Superintendent Corey Wise the district’s permanent superintendent role after a months-long that search came down to a mix of internal and …

'In-person learning is here to stay'

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community last week. “In-person learning is here to …

Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists

The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board …

Journey Mueller, a former Colorado Christian University (CCU) student, who is suing the U.S. Department of Education for better protections for LGBTQ students at religiously affiliated colleges and universities. In the suit, filed by 33 plaintiffs altogether, Mueller talks about her experiences at CCU in Lakewood that caused her emotional distress, the suit says. The intent of the suit is to ensure the DOE enforces certain anti-discrimination laws for faith-based schools with sexual conduct policies.

Former Colorado Christian University student joins lawsuit against DOE

A former Colorado Christian University student is one of 33 plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education on Monday in an attempt to protect LGBTQ+ students at religiously …
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Supporters of Save the Farm, a community group that opposes the proposed 233-acre Uplands development in Westminster, came out for a March 25 protest. Among issues that people expressed concern over was how much parks and open space the developer is proposing to include. The Merida family — Karl, Paloma, Rosie and Henrique—were among those at the event.

Save the Farm group prepares for decisive year

It wasn’t long after residents learned about the proposed Uplands development when they gathered at the Irving Street Library in July 2019 to form a local activist group, Save the Farm. Twenty …
New houses under construction in the Willow Bend subdivision in Thornton. The Willow Bend Metropolitan District board controls homeowners’ property tax assessments to pay off subdivision debt. Employees of developer, the Lennar Corporation, occupy the majority of the seats on the board. The board composition has made circumstances difficult for the only homeowner on the board, Dwayne Bergeron.

Serving lawfully? Questions about corporate authority in Thornton subdivision

It might not be obvious that the sprawling residential construction site near Holly Street and East 144th Avenue in Thornton is also a local government: the Willow Bend Metropolitan District, …
A pepperoni pizza from the new Vito's Pizza and Pastas inside Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery in Golden.

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …
A rendering showing an aerial perspective of a possible design for the new multifamily development in the works for the parking lot of Southwest Plaza.

Major apartment development proposed for Southwest Plaza parking lot

It might sound like the ultimate teenage dream of yore: the chance to live across the parking lot from a mall. But in south Jeffco, that exact thing is coming closer to reality after the Jefferson …

Ascent Westminster, a 255-unit apartment complex in downtown Westminster that opened in 2019. Its next door to the 226-unit Aspire Westminster that is set to open in the middle of 2021. The apartments have been part of rapid multi-family housing development in Westminster in recent years. City staff anticipates a slower pace of apartment development in future years.

Study rates Westminster near top in apartment growth

A recent RENTCafé study said Westminster is #3 in Colorado and #20 in the country for the number of new apartments built in a city in the last five years. Though some might celebrate it, many in the …
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