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Mural of Kendrick Castillo unveiled in downtown Denver

A mural of Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old student killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, has been unveiled in downtown Denver. The mural, showing Kendrick in a suit and tie, is …
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The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
Masks created by a Parker-based Facebook group to donate to local hospitals.

Tri-County Health Department extends mask order 'for duration of the pandemic'

Tri-County Health Department will extend its public health order requiring mask-wearing in public spaces "for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic," the agency announced in an Oct. 20 news …
Polio survivor Robert Burnett is the newest board member for the Colorado Post-Polio Organization, which is a subsidiary of Easter Seals.

Help for polio survivors facing new challenges

Polio. The mere mention of the word can conjure images of stricken children, sometimes with painful metal braces on their limbs. Or perhaps it evokes a terrifying contraption called an iron lung, …
Masks created by a Parker-based Facebook group to donate to local hospitals.

Tri-County Health Department extends mask order 'for duration of the pandemic'

New social distancing restrictions for Adams and Arapahoe counties, announced on Oct. 16, marked the first public health orders Tri-County Health Department has issued since its order on mask-wearing …

Greg Reinke, owner of the Reinke Bros. costume and magic emporium, hangs out with a couple of undead horses pulling a spooky carriage in the Haunted Mansion, one of just a few haunted houses operating in the Denver area this year.

Frightful nights still on at Haunted Mansion

Sure, a lot of traditions are on hold this year, but fortunately the Reinke Bros. Haunted Mansion isn’t one of them. The epic haunted house is one of just a handful operating in the Denver metro …
Education
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.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …
Empty desks at Heritage High School.

Littleton Public Schools struggling with growing quarantines

Littleton Public Schools continues to endure widespread quarantines across the district as students and staff sporadically test positive for COVID-19, leaving students, parents and teachers …
A member of the South Metro Fire Rescue hazardous materials team is decontaminated after exiting Littleton High School on Sept. 10. A gas leak left one person injured.

One injured in gas leak at Littleton High School pool

One person was injured by a chlorine gas leak at the Littleton High School swimming pool on Sept. 10, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Firefighters responded to a call for an “odor of …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …

Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.
Business

Littleton to vote on retail marijuana

Littleton's three medical marijuana dispensaries could begin selling their products to recreational users, if voters approve a citizen-initiated ballot measure this fall. Listed as Ballot Question …
Diners snag gourmet dogs at Mike's Coneys in the Reinke Bros. parking lot on Prince Street.

Al fresco evenings carry on in downtown

Weekends on Main, the al fresco dining program that takes over Main Street in downtown Littleton on Fridays and Saturdays, will keep rocking through Halloween. Though the program, originally run by …
Kiewit's new regional headquarters is under construction in Lone Tree.

Kiewit campus eyes summer opening in Lone Tree

Lone Tree's newest corporate citizen is scheduled to finish the first of its two-building office campus near Interstate 25. Kiewit Corp., a multibillion-dollar construction and engineering firm, is …
A rendering shows what part of The Streets at SouthGlenn could look like if the City of Centennial approves developers’ plans.

SouthGlenn development plan to reach formal review stage soon

Nearly a year and a half after plans to redevelop Centennial’s flagship shopping complex met the public eye at a meeting that drew more than 100, The Streets at SouthGlenn’s main property owner …

Pedal bike shop in Littleton has seen business surge during the pandemic.

Littleton bike shop has seen business surge during pandemic

As small businesses across the state struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, a bike shop in Littleton has been busier than ever. Lauren Dimartino is the general manager at Pedal, a …
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