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LPS students head back to class

School was back in session for Littleton Public Schools students on Aug. 16, and for sixth-graders at Newton Middle School, that meant going to a new school. They'll get yet another new school before …
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Colorado School of Mines engineering students work on an adaptive equipment design for recreational outings during a River Deep Foundation outing at Valhalla Hunt Club in Bennett.

Quality of Life Plus joins River Deep Alliance

The River Deep Foundation has joined forces with Quality of Life Plus, an organization that challenges university students to create novel solutions to improve the lives of injured veterans, first …

Doors Open Denver celebrates city architecture

The 15th annual Doors Open Denver event will feature 59 properties this year. Twelve of the properties on tour this year are new to the event, according to a news release. Tours are led by …
Members of the new D’art Gallery in the Santa Fe Art District pose for a photo after hanging their pieces for a show. The gallery has 17 artist members and opened in August.

D’art Gallery will focus on local contemporary artists

After a quick turnaround, one gallery space has turned into another as 17 local artists banded together to create D’art Gallery. When the CORE gallery closed earlier this year to move to the new 40 …
David Blankenship, second from the right, stands with the staff at the South Broadway Voodoo Doughnut location. The location ran Charity Tuesdays last month, offering a portion of their sales to Denver community organizations.

Baker doughnut shop celebrates charity Tuesdays

As an introduction to the Denver community, the new Voodoo Doughnuts on South Broadway upped its usual charity game during the month of August. The company, which started in Portland, Oregon, but has …

Councilmember Jolon Clark speaks during a May meeting with District 7 residents to determine how they wanted to spend funds from the Grandoozy music festival. Residents have voted on two different projects that they wanted to fund: a new garden and safety improvements to the Florida Avenue crossing.

District 7 residents pick projects for Grandoozy funds

Residents voted on safety improvements and a new pollinator garden as the community projects to be funded from last year’s Grandoozy festival. The community fund received $130,000, said Maggie …
Education

Denver Public Schools offers recycling, compost options in 170 locations

You can add recycling to reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic to the Denver Public Schools curriculum after students returned to classrooms following the summer break. The trash, recycling and …
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Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School.
Students were welcomed back to STEM School Highlands Ranch with hundreds of stars, handpainted with words of encouragement. The first day was Aug. 7.

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful …
Deantra Stead holds up a beetle he found in the sensory garden at Sewall Child Development Center. The sensory garden opened for students last year, and allows children to not only see nature, but touch and taste it as well.

Congress Park school sensory garden helps teach students about world around them

A small preschool class runs along the gravel paths in the sensory garden at Sewall Child Development Center. One boy shouts that he saw a grasshopper, another chases after a flying bee. Moving on to …

Students from East High School’s class of 2019 stand wearing sashes from the A+ Angels mentor program. The program pairs students with a mentor who helps them with school, college applications, and more.

East High School mentorship program creates bonds for life

For the past 15 years, a group of mentors have been stepping up to guide East High School students through classes and into graduation. Although high school is just four years, many of the …
Business
Broadway Roxy opened in mid-August in the former Syntax Physic Opera space on South Broadway.

Washington Park Profile: September Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
In this November file photo, the Modera project at 1200 Grant Street in Capitol Hill is under construction. Miller Creek Residential recently opened the building in July.

Life on Capitol Hill: September Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
Alana Vilela, the general manager of the factory location of Little Man Ice Cream, rolls ice cream in sprinkles. Vilela said the new factory location will feature flavors created by employees.

Denver's frozen factory (Photos)

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Little Man Ice Cream opened its new Denver factory on West Colfax Avenue. The factory, 4411 W. Colfax Ave., has been under construction for the last five years, but …

Construction projects can sometimes disrupt local businesses with loud noise, or by taking up sidewalk and parking spaces. Places like Cherry Creek North have been using events to try and draw more people into the area to frequent their businesses.

Growing Pains: 'We'll become another generic city'

South Broadway is no stranger to development and change. Over the past several years, whole stretches of the street have been under construction as bike lanes, housing projects and businesses have …
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