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More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts …

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. …

Back to school: 5 things to know

Summer doesn't end until Sept. 22 according to the calendar, but it's over as of Aug. 17 for students in Littleton Public Schools. Here are five things to know about the 2018-19 school year. The …

South Suburban budget hearing set for Aug. 22

South Suburban Parks and Recreation will have its first public hearing on the district's 2019 budget at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The second …

High-profile initiatives could be on way to November ballot

Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead …
Education

Tom Boasberg steps down as DPS superintendent and other DPS news

Boasberg will stay on for three months Tom Boasberg announced last month that he was stepping down as superintendent of Denver Public Schools. He was unanimously voted in by the Board of Education to …

Prepare for the upcoming DPS school year

The 2018-2019 school year is around the corner — the start date for most schools in the district is Aug. 20. With that in mind, Denver Public Schools has highlighted some important resources and …

DPS announces teacher salary increase after educator rally

Budget for 2018-2019 school year approved Denver Public Schools has unanimously approved a $1 billion budget for the 2018-2019 year, which includes an average salary increase for teachers of 4.4 …

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …

Charter schools vie for bigger share of mill levy pie

Littleton Public Schools' Board of Education threw support behind a plan that would increase the amount of mill levy override funding they share with Littleton's charter schools, while retaining …
Business

South Denver nonprofit builds connection with local seniors

After commuting from Denver to Colorado Springs for 20 years to work as a lawyer, Trent Novak and his family decided to shift to a slower pace when they moved to Observatory Park a year and a half …

August Business and Development

Developments First Avenue Hotel A historic building on South Broadway is gaining new life as tax cuts and design plans for affordable housing have been approved by the city. The First Avenue Hotel is …

August Business and Developments

Developments Ninth and Colorado Project In early 2014, Continuum Partners and CIM Group proposed a new housing and retail development off of Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The 26-acre project …
Southwest Denver

Colorado Heights sold to Glendale developer

After more than a year of community meetings and one deal that fell through, the southwest Denver community can let out a long-held breath now that the former Colorado Heights University campus site …

Compark withdraws offer to bring Redbarre to Parker

Landowners in Compark in negotiations to bring Redbarre, the large-scale national media company, to Parker officially withdrew Compark from consideration. “We respect Compark’s decision to …
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