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South Platte River in Littleton closed to recreation this Saturday

The South Platte River through Littleton will be closed to recreation for the first time in memory on July 14, in an attempt to prevent damage to the river habitat from potentially thousands of …

Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Woman wants climb to highlight mental health

A local woman is setting out to summit Mount Kilimanjaro at age 65 in an effort to raise awareness for mental health. Claire Averill, of Highlands Ranch, will begin her eight-day trip up the highest …

Customers can purchase state parks passes at self-service kiosks

Colorado State Parks has rolled out new self-serve kiosks that allow customers to purchase daily and annual state parks passes. The kiosks replace or augment existing systems that require customers …
Education

Douglas County teacher gets presidential honor

The federal government is recognizing a teacher from Douglas County for her work in the classroom. Stephanie Kawamura, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Pine Lane Elementary School in Parker, is …

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media …

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business …

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results …

Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 …
Business

Former Littleton mayor appointed to Dominion Water board

John Ostermiller, former Littleton mayor, has been appointed to the Dominion Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors. He will fill the vacancy left by Jim Taylor’s retirement. “I will …

In Their Business

La Sandia to close after 10 years After 10 years, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in The Vistas at Park Meadows will close July 11. “It has been an incredible journey,” owner Richard …

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve …

Centennial Airport administration building to have community focus

Centennial Airport plans to construct a new administration building that will double as a community center for tenants and students, and as a place for events. The facility is expected to be complete …

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally …
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