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Ben Theune, spokesman for Wings Over the Rockies, talks about the plane behind him Jan. 17 at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, the first facility at the Exploration of Flight site at Centennial Airport. The site is the second location for Wings Over the Rockies, a nonprofit focused on education about aviation and space.

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be …

In Their Business

Chocolate Factory returns After a major facelift and under new ownership, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cafe has opened at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The cafe, which had been closed since April …
J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, speaks at the Economic Forecast Breakfast Jan. 18.

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public …

Strike team seeks to take down financial criminals

Douglas County law enforcement agencies and the United States Secret Service have teamed up to develop the state's first financial crime investigative team. The Financial Investigative Regional …

Douglas County taxes may surprise homeowners

Douglas County's 2019 residential tax statements hit the mail in mid-January, and the results may leave some homeowners scratching their heads. That's because 2019 is a non-appraisal year for Douglas …
Education

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim …

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million …
Kiddie Academy, a new child care facility, broke ground Dec. 13. From left, Grant Gary of Woodmont Company; Cathie Brunnick, Lone Tree mayor pro-tem; Hemant and Prinal Kapadia, with their children Rhidhaan and Harshi, owners of the Lone Tree Kiddie Academy; Robert Golden, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber; Patrick Nook and Tadd Irvin of PWN Architects.

Kiddie Academy breaks ground in Lone Tree

A new child care facility broke ground in Lone Tree on Dec. 13. Kiddie Academy, a day care facility with locations across the United States, will be Lone Tree's newest before-and-after-school company …
Arapahoe High School principal Natalie Pramenko, left, speaks at a Littleton Public Schools roundtable on Dec. 10. Next to her are Desiree and Michael Davis, whose daughter Claire was killed by a classmate in 2013.

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains …

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County …
Business
Scott Morrison and Rudy Helmuth, Clydesdale handlers for the Budweiser Clydesdale, brave the snowy New Years Eve Day with horses Cash and Sparky to mark the end of prohibition-era beer laws in Colorado.

Clydesdales ring in beer laws in Lone Tree, Denver

To ring in the New Year and Colorado's new law allowing the sale of full-strength beer in grocery and convenience stores, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales visited a Safeway in Lone Tree. The mascots …

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …
Daniel Asher, a well-known chef in the Denver area, tops food samples Dec. 18 at Alumia Institute, a therapy campus for those in the early stages of dementia, at 9800 E. Geddes Ave. Asher is the chef consultant for the campus and designed its nutritional plan.

Therapy campus in Centennial area targets dementia

A one-stop shop for those facing the early stages of dementia is about to open in the Centennial area. “There’s nothing like this in the state of Colorado from beginning to end: Our testing, …
The RidgeGate East site, on the southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and I-25, is ready for development, city officials said.

Lone Tree was in contention for Amazon HQ2, officials say

Lone Tree was a serious competitor in the Denver metro area's bid for Amazon's second headquarters, city officials said. The company announced in November it will move to two locations: New York City …
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