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The family of Mia Page cheers during her graduation from Ponderosa High School May 17.

Ponderosa seniors graduate at Echo Park Stadium

Seniors turned their tassels and became graduates May 17 during the Ponderosa High School graduation at Echo Park Stadium in Parker. This year, the school transitioned into the latin honor system …
The Kiowa School District will keep its Indians mascot and imagery after a May 19 vote by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs board. The district went through several procedures in recent months to get an exemption from a state law that generally bans Native American mascots.

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery.
Confluence Companies, a developer, proposes a mixed-use project with a new Sports Development Center through a partnership with Castle Rock, which is shown in this rendering.

Castle Rock considering partnership for sports center

A Castle Rock proposal would have the town partner with a private developer to build an indoor recreation facility and transform the former Acme Brick facility and surrounding area into a mixed use …
Mayor Zo Stieber

Fort Lupton City Council eyes rec center expansion

Fort Lupton City Council approved two parts to a proposal to expand the city's recreation center during a regular meeting May 17. The first was an eight-member, ad hoc committee to design the …

When will COVID vaccines be approved for young kids?

In his practice as a pediatrician, Dr. Sean O’Leary gets a lot of calls from worried parents. And, lately, one kind of call has begun to stand out. “The parents I hear from are the ones who are …
Education
Fort Lupton quarterback William Alvarado looks for some extra yards during a game last season.

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …
The Student Advisory Group presented eight proposals on district policies, potential classes and professional development to the Douglas County School Board on May 10.

Student group proposes policies, classes for Douglas County schools

Douglas County students envision a number of new initiatives, policy updates and class offerings throughout the district in the next few years. Student Advisory Group subcommittees presented to …

Adams 14 loses state accreditation, must partner for reorganization

DENVER -- The Adams 14 School District will reorganine, thanks to a pair of actions from the state board of education May 10. The board removed the district's accreditation and ordered it to …
Angeles Navarro catches up with members of the community during a May 6 honoring her 31 years as a teacher in the Weld Re-8 School District.

Fort Lupton teacher honored after 31 years in the school district

For 31 years, Angeles Navarro taught many generations of students in the Weld Re-8 School District from elementary to high school.  Navarro migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico to Fort Lupton and …

Community Response Teams are being utilized by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Castle Rock, Parker and Lone Tree police departments.

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the …
Business
Children sell cookies, lemonade and shaved ice as part of a fundraiser outside of Zari’s. The store often holds events for kids in the community on the weekends.

Centennial grocery store fills need for local shoppers

Zia and Shai Warraich want to bring the world to Colorado. In March, the new business owners opened Zari’s Grocery, a store specializing in international food and halal meat. Located two miles east …
Dave and Shelly Gardner, owners of Max Taps Co., opened their Centennial location on Feb. 1.

Tavern owners double down

The original location of Max Taps Co. survived 2020, a feat that shaped founder Dave Gardner’s outlook on opening a second taproom. “If we can make it through that, with nobody allowed in a bar, …
A rendering of the various phases of the possible Mainstreet developments.

Parker hears first look at possible Mainstreet developments

Parker’s Urban Renewal Authority heard proposals for the first time from the company that may develop several plots of land along the town’s Mainstreet, including Pine Curve, during an …
Although the business switched to a natural-colored shell for the majority of its macarons in 2019, colored-coordinated cookies are still available by request from Honey B's Macarons.

Honey B's grows with community

Honey B’s Macarons has evolved in the six years it’s been located in Highlands Ranch. In that time, Michelle Naherny, owner and baker, has seen her customer’s lives unfold and change as well. …

Executive chef Jose Espinoza oversees the kitchen at Trestles Coastal Cuisine in Castle Pines.

Trestles Coastal Cuisine stays flexible

Lobster rolls are once again available at a locally-owned Castle Pines eatery — and the menu change is emblematic of how the establishment survived its first five years in business.  Owned by …
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