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In letter to Polis, Douglas County commissioners ask to reopen restaurants

In a letter to Gov. Jared Polis sent Nov. 25, Douglas County commissioners requested that the county be allowed to start a variance program that would keep qualifying restaurants open for indoor …
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Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …

Lone Tree Police beat

The Police Beat is a sampling of reports taken by the Lone Tree Police Department. The information is provided by the police department in its daily bulletin report. Dozens of reports are filed every …

Portable ‘igloos’ coming to Lone Tree

The City of Lone Tree has obtained 40 bubble-like pop-up “igloo” structures for businesses to utilize to increase their outdoor capacity. While any business can request one, as of Nov. 11 all the …
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Q&A with Michael Agostinho, Legend High School teacher

Michael Agostinho is a history teacher at Legend High School in Parker and an executive board member of the Douglas County Federation, the local teachers’ union in the Douglas County School …

Chris Bogert, general manager at Landsdowne Arms in Highlands Ranch, stands behind the host desk at the restaurant just hours before indoor dining in the county became prohibited.

Douglas County offers funding to help businesses struggling as new COVID-19 restrictions kick in

Douglas County restaurant owners are feeling increasingly anxious about the coming months as new restrictions related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 now prohibit all indoor dining. It's because …
Education

DCSD moves forward with remote-learning plans, including for elementary students

After Gov. Jared Polis stressed the need for Colorado's youngest learners to return to in-person learning, including those in areas transitioning to new and tighter COVID-19 restrictions, the Douglas …
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Douglas County School District decides to go fully remote after Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases mounting, the Douglas County School District has decided to switch entirely to remote learning after Thanksgiving break, according to a letter sent by the district to families and …
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Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. …

Two Douglas County schools switch to remote learning amid COVID-19 surges

Two county high schools will make the switch to remote learning until the end of the month after a surge in COVID-19 cases and quarantines caused staffing shortages, according to letters sent to …

Douglas County School District urges parents to prepare for remote learning

The Douglas County School District is bracing for a switch back to remote education. In a Nov. 6 letter, interim Superintendent Corey Wise warned the community that the district could soon consider a …
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Q&A with Park Meadows general manager Pam Kelly

In any other year, Santa would have been at Park Meadows since Halloween. A practically necessary addition for any mall during the holiday shopping seasons of November and December, Santa almost …
The mall at Park Meadows will look different this Black Friday. Stores are discouraged from one-day-only sales and each store's capacity will be limited to 50%.

Park Meadows poised for a busy season

As the metro area deals with tighter restrictions on businesses, Park Meadows remains bustling with shoppers as the mall’s busiest season begins. Pam Kelly, senior general manager for Park Meadows …
Gus Velez, co-owner of Chicken Shack in Parker and Aurora, is a retired U.S. Marine who served from 1985-89. Velez and his wife, Molly, keep their doors open to new military recruits needing work. Finding work for the few months before shipping out can be difficult for recruits, Velez said. The Velez's have a partnership with the local Marine recruitment office for new recruits who need a job.

'It's helping my brother'

Before young Marine recruits in Parker ship out to bootcamp, a lot of them find jobs at The Chicken Shack. Co-owner Gus Velez has a partnership with the local Marine recruiting center, and any new …
The Barsness family has lived in unincorporated Douglas County near Roxborough Park for about three years. Pictured from left to right are Sarah, Dean, Susan and Jonathan.

Gelato shop aims for sweet success

The Barsness family has always loved a cup of gelato. From their trips to Italy to vacations in the Cayman Islands, the four-member family frequently finds themselves at the counter of a shop selling …

A real estate availability sign at The Jones District in March 2019, located near East Mineral Avenue along Interstate 25 in Centennial. Brue Baukol, the company that owns the developable land, intends to sell parcels, or pieces of land, to other developers or possibly develop the land itself over time.

Jones District development moves along: 5 things to know

A development that could change the skyline in the south Denver metro area may take as long as 20 more years to reach completion, but the groundwork to move it past its current status as a mostly …
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