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This open space is for the dogs — and people, too

Kyle Hawkins goes to the Glendale Farm Open Space dog park every morning with his 10-month old black lab, Trinket. It's near his house, a bonus, but Hawkins said he loves the size of the park and, …
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Community event to support STEM families this Saturday

Dina Barnum doesn't have a child at STEM School Highlands Ranch, but like many people in the community, she feels for the parents who do. To help STEM families transition back to school following the …
Fabian Valdez and his signature drink, "The IV," which includes Tingala liqueur, tequila, pineapple-ginger-turmeric CBD kombucha, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Valdez, a former Army medic, recently opened Outpost Eatery, a gastropub in Lone Tree.

'I'm all about experiences'

Fabian Valdez has a vision for one of Lone Tree's hottest spots. The owner of the Outpost Eatery wants to turn his 50-seat gastropub, sharing a building with two other owners, where Southern Comfort …
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Meet Franceen Thompson, school board candidate

The May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch led Franceen Thompson to run for a seat as Douglas County School Board director for District C, which comprises eastern and southern Highlands Ranch. …

Topgolf to host UNICEF summer party

Enjoy three hours of Topgolf, a fajita fiesta, prizes and fun in support of UNICEF. “This is a fun day for the entire family,” Greg Collins, community chair at UNICEF, said in a news release. …

Bowling bash provides backpacks to students in need

Strikes for Kids plans the sixth annual Orange and Blue Bowling Bash to raise money for the organization’s backpack giveaway program, which provides backpacks filled with school supplies to famlies …
Education
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Meet Andy Jones, school board candidate

Highlands Ranch resident Andy Jones is vying for a seat as Douglas County School Board director for District A, which comprises western Highlands Ranch. Born and raised in New Orleans, Jones attended …
John Castillo addresses Douglas County comissioners alongside wife, Maria, about school security. The couple’s son, Kendrick, was killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although …

Parents invited to attend academy in August

A program hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for students and parents in the community unveiled a new logo and updated curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. The sheriff's office created …

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

Six years ago, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District enacted the Summer Food Service Program and served 10,000 free meals to kids and teens across the county. This …

Clint Dorris, a nonprofit owner and chairman of the Physical School Safety & Protection Funding Committee, leads the conversation at the committee’s second public meeting on June 24 at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Substation in Highlands Ranch. “The goal is to never have the bad guy on campus,” Dorris said.

School safety committees make progress

How the Douglas County Board of Education and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will work together on school safety initiatives in the coming weeks remains unknown, leaders say. “Until a …
Business
A sign at the entrance to Inverness Park, a south Denver metro business corridor, on June 21. The area sits just outside Centennial, east of Interstate 25 and west of Centennial Airport.

5 things to know: What is Inverness business corridor?

When drivers get off Interstate 25 at East Dry Creek Road, they may have the familiar feeling of cruising through the Denver Tech Center. But although the street signs may look similar, that area is …

Denver Water proposes removal of lead pipes

Denver Water is looking to tackle lead in consumer drinking water head-on — by removing all the lead pipes in its system. On July 1, the utility organization announced a new three-part plan to …
Todd Muck helps a customer at his business, Cannabis Bioscience Development in Franktown.

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova announces the opening day for the G Line April 1 at RTD headquarters in Denver.

RTD celebrates 50 years with party at Union Station

RTD has been moving people for 50 years. To celebrate, the Regional Transportation District will host a 50th anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Union Station Plaza, 17th …

Greg and Tina Joseph, owners of the Christian Brothers franchise in Highlands Ranch, were honored when their store was named Franchise of the Year at the company’s annual franchisee convention.

In Their Business

Modern Market at SouthGlenn The ninth Modern Market location in the metro area is set to open June 21 at The Streets at SouthGlenn, and to celebrate, the restaurant is throwing a block party from 11 …
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