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Led by Centennial Airport staff members, from left to right, Mike Fronapfel, director of planning; Gina Conley, senior planner; and Dylan Heberlein, noise and environmental specialist, the airport’s lighting energy-reduction effort earned it a Bronze Level Achievement recognition from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. Centennial Airport was one of 16 bronze-level achievers honored at this year’s awards ceremony Oct. 9 in Glendale.

Centennial Airport receives environmental honor

Centennial Airport received an award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for reducing energy use on its airfield, along with several other environmental efforts, according …

Program dedicated to youth mental health

In Colorado, suicide is the leading cause of death for youths ages 10-17, and one in six teens has a diagnosable mental health condition, Children's Hospital Colorado reports. Over the last decade, …
Shoppers at the entrance to the Sears at 7001 S. University Blvd. on Oct. 22 in The Streets at SouthGlenn shopping center. The store has run for decades in the location in Centennial, first as part of the former Southglenn Mall. It’s set to close along with 76 other Sears locations nationwide near the end of the year, bringing the total of full Sears stores in Colorado to just seven, according to the company’s website.

Centennial Sears to close after decades

About six decades ago, a young Sue Rosser and her sisters would eagerly await the arrival of the Sears catalog. The Christmas toy catalog was the most anticipated, a dog-eared window into the …
Police officers and Douglas County SWAT team members bow their heads in remembrance of Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish, who was killed on duty on Dec. 31, 2017.

Honoring a fallen hero

Against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, on a chilly and windy afternoon, the wife of slain Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish and a contingent of dignitaries and law enforcement …

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The …
Education
Tanner Fitch, principal of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, stands in front of his building. Some of the school’s sidewalks are cracked and in need of repairs.

‘You want a building to be cared for’

When a prospective parent walks in the front door of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, he or she may see the 22-year-old carpet, chipped tile and cracks in the wall. If that parent isn’t …

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left …

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in …

What would DCSD ballot measures cost you?

Voters are being asked to approve two separate measures that would bring additional funding to the Douglas County School District: Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 million mill levy override, and Ballot Issue …

The sign at Arapahoe High School in Centennial reads, “Warriors always take care of one another! Good luck in your activities,” on Oct. 4. Two Arapahoe students died by suicide within just days of each other, the school announced in letters to parents.

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and …
Business
Saralyn Ward gives a presentation on her start-up The Mama Sagas, a blog and video series to help empower mothers through crowdsourcing.

Local business start-ups compete for winning prize money

Under the bright lights in the theater at the University of Colorado, South Denver campus in Lone Tree Oct. 14, three students from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch stepped into the …
The first models in a fashion show raising breast cancer awareness at Outlets of Castle Rock were Carol and Murphy Huston. Both are breast cancer survivors.

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a …
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …

Realtor association set to move in fall 2019

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association will move to a new headquarters in fall 2019. The new building at 6436 S. Racine Circle in Centennial will have 29,151 finished square feet with a warehouse …

The outside of Innovation Pavilion’s headquarters at 9200 E. Mineral Ave. in Centennial Sept. 20. The company offers meeting, desk and office areas geared toward startups.

Future uncertain for Innovation Pavilion in Centennial

After shedding two CEOs in the span of about three months, Innovation Pavilion, a co-working campus geared toward startups and entrepreneurs, may move out of its headquarters in the wake of sexual …
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