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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 …

Christian school moves to larger space near Cherry Creek

After setting up and taking down classrooms on a weekly basis for more than 20 years, Rock Solid Christian Academy — a University Model school — is headed to a permanent home near the Cherry …

Nonprofits help fight food waste in south Denver

In a large warehouse in north Denver, We Don’t Waste has packed pallets of tomatoes, spicy peppers, cookies and more into its storage facility. Last year, the organization helped to provide about …

South Denver sees spike in rabies cases

An uptick of rabies cases has Denver Animal Protection keeping a close eye on skunks in Denver. In 2018, Denver Animal protection has picked up 66 skunks in south Denver that tested positive for …
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

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 …

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …
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