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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …
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Max Malone, a 2020 Castle View High School graduate, is also a songwriter who has turned to music to process his experiences with racism while a Douglas County School District student.

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead …
Thomas Tucker, shown here shortly after taking over as Douglas County School District superintendent in 2018, said constantly defending his reputation was exhausting during his tenure at the helm of DCSD.

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — …
Re-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor

Weld Re-8's Kaylor on administrative leave 

Weld Re-8 School District Superintendent Alan Kaylor is on a leave of absence through Thursday, March 18.  Kaylor confirmed the length of his absence through a text message. He …

Bank robbery in Golden

 At about 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 18, Golden Police responded to a robbery at the Wells Fargo, 1301 Jackson Street, in downtown Golden.  The Golden Police Department reports that a male …

Complaints against The Rock church draw health department's attention

The Tri-County Health Department says it has repeatedly attempted to contact The Rock church in Castle Rock after receiving two complaints that the church hosted large gatherings, including a meeting …
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Douglas County School District's administration building, at 620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their …
Frank DeAngelis stands in a shoot/don’t shoot room in the DeAngelis Center in Wheat Ridge.

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices …

Douglas County School District to launch hybrid learning

The Douglas County School District will launch hybrid learning this coming Monday, Feb. 8, for middle and high school students who have been learning remotely so far this semester. During the Feb. …
Fourth graders Hudson Collor, Romy Meyer and Reegan Kern hold signs regarding kindness as their classmates prepare the chain to be in the class photo.

Kindest regards from Marshdale

Marshdale Elementary students are learning that it feels as good to be kind as it does to receive kindness. That was the goal of school psychologist Amy Temple, who has put an emphasis on kindness …

Wise

Douglas County School District superintendent urges speedier vaccine timeline

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on …
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Ascent Westminster, a 255-unit apartment complex in downtown Westminster that opened in 2019. Its next door to the 226-unit Aspire Westminster that is set to open in the middle of 2021. The apartments have been part of rapid multi-family housing development in Westminster in recent years. City staff anticipates a slower pace of apartment development in future years.

Study rates Westminster near top in apartment growth

A recent RENTCafé study said Westminster is #3 in Colorado and #20 in the country for the number of new apartments built in a city in the last five years. Though some might celebrate it, many in the …
Three telecommunications towers, which the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners approved on Feb. 2, will provide broadband internet to 775 homes in East Clear Creek. This graphic displays most but not all of the coverage area..

Broadband towers approved in Echo Hills, Yankee Creek

The Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners has approved rezoning portions of three parcels in the Echo Hills and Yankee Creek areas to allow for telecommunications towers. These will provide …
Heidi Rees, right, and her daughter Kyleigh Rees eat a mother-daughter breakfast at Rory's Diner Feb. 5.

Some Douglas County businesses can now open their doors to more customers

Some Douglas County businesses can now open under more lenient restrictions after the state gave permission Feb. 2. Instead of 25% capacity or 50 people, restaurants and gyms certified by the county …
This Franktown home was certified by Wellness Within Your Walls, which is intended to guide consumers and builders to healthier measures for home design and construction.

Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health

A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces. The …

Makers Market in Southwest Plaza mall.

Hoping to make shopping small the next big thing

The economy has been battered almost everywhere by the COVID-19 crisis. Unemployment is high. Some retailers and restaurants have been shuttered. But for Karli Millspaugh, owner of the Makers Market …
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