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Governor touts preschool expansion during Littleton visit

Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers visited Littleton's Village Preschool on Jan. 17, touting the benefits of a proposed preschool expansion on the heels of a full-day kindergarten program …
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Henry Sobanet, chief financial officer of the Colorado State University System, speaks during the annual South Metro Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 24 at CU South Denver in Lone Tree.

Economists discuss ways to 'keep Colorado competitive'

The economy of Denver's south metro area will look a lot like last year's, experts say, and the speed bumps to the region's growth remain present as ever. Colorado continues to be a national model of …

Arapahoe youth awards nominations now open

High school seniors in Arapahoe County who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are eligible for the Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards …
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Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty, with some GOP support

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …
Beckman

Republicans to appoint successor to Rep. Beckman in February

A Republican Party vacancy committee will appoint a successor to state Rep. Susan Beckman, of Littleton, in early February, but no candidates had officially thrown their hat in the ring as of Jan. …

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft …
Education

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …
Littleton Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Diane Doney walks down a hallway in the old Ames Elementary School building.

Charter group claims Littleton Public Schools unfairly withholds funds

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is seeking to revoke Littleton Public Schools' exclusive authority over its two charter schools, alleging LPS has failed to equitably distribute funds between …

Three south Denver area schools given national award

Three Denver schools were recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award in Washington, D.C. last month. The program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest …
Students from the Community College of Denver work to restore a historic trolley stop near Washington Park.

Washington Park trolley stop restored by nonprofit, students

A historic trolley stop near Washington Park was given new life by a small group of volunteers from the Community College of Denver’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction program. …

Letter to the Editor: Colorado needs solution to education funding

As of this past September, Colorado currently leads the nation in four-day school weeks with over 61% of school districts having recently made this switch. Is this because we are the trendsetting, …
Business
Sarah DeAngelo solders a bracelet at her store on Jan. 3. Her jewelry is featured in 50 stores around the country and in the lifestyle retailer Sundance Catalog.

Handcrafted jewelry store comes to Englewood

Back in 2000, Sarah DeAngelo was running around a steakhouse in Beverly Hills taking food orders as a server. On impulse, DeAngelo quit her job after a customer was rude to her, and the next day, she …
Makizushico in south Littleton offers a high-end experience without the drive downtown.

Swanky sushi spot opens in Littleton

Sushi fanatics looking for a next-level experience might be surprised that one of the hippest new spots isn't in LoDo or RiNo, but a quiet strip mall in Littleton. Makizushico opened in December at …
Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …

DISH Network will base its new wireless headquarters at its Riverfront property in Littleton, but how many jobs will be based at the facility isn't yet clear.

DISH to bring jobs, 5G network to Littleton

Littleton officials are tuning into a plan by DISH Network to bring new jobs and a 5G broadband network to town, but the full picture is still a little fuzzy. A convoluted series of mergers, lawsuits …
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