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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …
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Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students

A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and …

Rent and utility assistance available in Douglas County

Douglas County residents behind on their rent or utility payments because of COVID-19 financial impacts may be eligible for assistance through the county’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, …

Doctors warn against COVID complacency

UCHealth doctors at the Highlands Ranch Hospital said while there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still inside the tunnel. Dr. Ben Usatch, medical director for …

Castle Rock council explores budget options

While restaurants and retail stores at the outlet mall and throughout the city suffered in 2020 and at the start of 2021, Castle Rock Finance Director Trish Muller said sales taxes for the town were …

Oren Bersagel-Briese, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department training division chief, played a key role in getting the 350-pound steel column from the World Trade Center to Castle Rock.

Local firefighter brings a piece of ground zero to Castle Rock

After six years of efforts led by Oren Bersagel-Briese, a steel-box column recovered from ground zero is now on display in a special memorial at the Castle Rock Public Safety Training Facility. While …
Education

Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning

Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the …
Thomas Tucker, shown here shortly after taking over as Douglas County School District superintendent in 2018, said constantly defending his reputation was exhausting during his tenure at the helm of DCSD.

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — …

Recall proponents circulating petitions to oust DCSD directors

A group seeking to recall four Douglas County School Board directors has begun circulating petitions. The group Road2Recall announced volunteers began gathering signatures on Feb. 19 in an effort to …
Abiyana Holmes, a fifth-grader from Eldorado Elementary, proudly displays her drawing that is included in J.K. Rowling's book The Ickabog.

Young artist's work featured in J.K. Rowling book

Abiyana Holmes, 11, a student at Eldorado Elementary in Highlands Ranch, has been drawing pictures since she could hold a pencil. So when her friend told her that Scholastic was holding a competition …

Douglas County School District's administration building, at 620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their …
Business

Businesses have new opportunity to seek COVID-19 relief funds

Additional businesses in Douglas County may qualify for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grants through the county’s allocation of Colorado Senate Bill 20B-001 funding, according to a news release …
Trader Joe's grocery store in Greenwood Village.

Possible timeline set for new Trader Joe’s grocery store

The Town of Parker is one step closer to getting a Trader Joe’s after the grocery store’s beer license was unanimously approved in a Feb. 18 meeting of Parker’s special licensing authority. …
Gina McReynolds rings up a customer at the Sudden Fiction bookstore in Castle Rock.

Independent bookstore part of trend

The Sudden Fiction bookstore is nestled in the basement of the Ecclesia Market in Castle Rock. Like a scene straight out of a book, Sudden Fiction’s decor includes vintage high-backed green velvet …

Trader Joe’s looking at Parker location

Trader Joe’s may be coming to Parker after the popular grocery store chain submitted a licensing application to the town in December. The fermented malt beverage, or liquor license application, was …

Heidi Rees, right, and her daughter Kyleigh Rees eat a mother-daughter breakfast at Rory's Diner Feb. 5.

Some Douglas County businesses can now open their doors to more customers

Some Douglas County businesses can now open under more lenient restrictions after the state gave permission Feb. 2. Instead of 25% capacity or 50 people, restaurants and gyms certified by the county …
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