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South metro Denver area braces for potential flight-path changes

Disruptions to daily life and disturbances to the environment are among the consequences south metro-area mayors fear could land on their cities if a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic is …
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Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that …
Carla Baker, right, embraces June Johnson at a reunion gathering for evacuees from the Windermere apartment fire. Three months after the fire that left a man dead and many injured, the former residents are beginning to get back on their feet.

Windermere evacuees moving forward, moving on

The room was filled with smiles. Three months after an early-morning fire at Littleton's Windermere apartments left a man dead, many injured and more than 160 residents homeless, dozens of former …
A Texas developer is seeking city approval to build a Woodspring Suites extended-stay hotel at the northeast corner of Santa Fe and Prince.

Hotel proposed for site near downtown Littleton

If a Texas development group gets its way, an extended-stay hotel could be coming to the downtown Littleton area. Pure Strike Development, based in Bryan, Texas, has submitted plans to the city to …
Nick Kunselman, left, and his girlfriend Stephanie Hart were killed in the early hours of Valentine's Day of 2000 at a Subway restaurant at Pierce and Coal Mine. Investigators are still seeking their killer, 19 years later.

Murders of teen couple 19 years ago still unsolved

It's been 19 years since 15-year-old Nick Kunselman and his girlfriend, 16-year-old Stephanie Hart, were gunned down in a Subway sandwich shop at Pierce Street and Coal Mine Avenue in the early hours …

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting …
Education
Dane Myren, left, with his sister Elise, his mom Amy Duclos and his dad Ben at Merrill Middle School. Duclos has been working with DPS to try and come up with a solution to the large class sizes.

Denver parents disagree on co-location of Cory-Merrill schools

For the last seven years, Creativity Challenge Community (C3) has housed elementary school classes in the basement level of the Merrill Middle School building in the Cory-Merrill neighborhood. But …
Teah Selkin and Zoe Siegel acted as conference co-chairs for the student-run diversity conference.

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As …
Polis

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new …
A group of third graders at Fairmount Elementary School in Golden work together on an activity called Coding Dash in the school’s STEM teacher Angie Blomquist’s classroom on Jan. 15.

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated …

DPS students hear Michelle Obama speak

More than 150 DPS students and family members were given the opportunity to hear the former first lady speak during the “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” event on Dec. 13. …
Business

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad …
Aviano, a longtime Cherry Creek coffee shop, has opened a second location. The original is located at 215 St. Paul St.

Washington Park Profile: February 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 …
Zocalito recently relocated from Aspen to downtown Denver. The restaurant was in the mountain town for 14 years.

Life on Capitol Hill: February 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 …
Doug Tisdale, RTD board chair, speaks at the announcement of the grand opening of the Southeast Rail Extension Project. The three new stations in South Lone Tree will open for service May 19.

Light rail extension project to open May 19

Officials from the Regional Transportation District announced Jan. 25 that the Southeast Rail Extension Project for the E, R and F lines to three locations in Lone Tree will officially open for service May 19.

Nick Andurlakis poses behind the counter of Nick’s Cafe. The restaurant is known for its Fool’s Gold sandwich.

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private …
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