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Donations to food bank flat as needs climb

The shelves are starting to look a little thin at one of the south metro area's biggest food banks. Donations are flat at Integrated Family Community Services — formerly called Interfaith — while …
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A firefighter working the Bald Mountain Fire, the evening of Sept. 20.

Multiple agencies respond to Bald Mountain Fire

About 140 firefighters will continue to work on containing the Bald Mountain Fire for a second day, according to Jefferson County Open Space. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office posted an update …

Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known …

Treatment for peanut allergy may show promise for some

Government experts have recently backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. …

Douglas County schools' security funding requests exceed $10 million offer

Douglas County commissioners offered local schools a combined $10 million to heighten security after a school shooting rocked the community in May, and interest from local schools was so high demand …

Legend High coach won't face charges following accusations

A police investigation has cleared Legend High School’s athletic director of criminal wrongdoing after allegations of “inappropriate conduct” surfaced in the spring. Still, Kevin Boley, also …
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Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …

Gov. Polis visits Westminster kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis (D) visited Westminster's Cotton Creek Elementary Aug. 14 to mark the beginning of school and the start of the schools full-day kindergarten program. Polis toured the school …
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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 …

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the …
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Greg Madden, an application engineer with Arrow Electronics, uses circuitry to turn objects into touch-enabled surfaces. Madden worked in an engineering area Sept. 12 during a tour of the Colorado Open Lab.

Collaborative technology lab may help develop 'smart cities' technologies

Two years ago, a coalition full of big names in business, education and local government launched, promising to change the way cities find solutions to decidedly Colorado issues such as traffic and …
Temple Grandin spoke at a Developmental Pathways roundtable on Sept. 9.

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …

Oil and gas defenders, critics test Colorado's new law

Colorado has just begun rewriting its oil and gas rules under a new law that flips the state's priorities from producing energy to protecting the public, but industry defenders and critics are …
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 …

The Walmart in Castle Rock now sells a game similar to Monopoly but based on the town.

Castle Rock game hits Walmart shelves

Fans of Monopoly can now play a localized version of the popular board game. Castle Rock-Opoly, released in April, mirrors the well-known game of Monopoly but features local fixtures in the Castle …
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