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Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or …
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Chris Macklin spoke about his experience responding to the 1999 Columbine shooting in a new podcast for emergency responders called “Everyday Brave.” Macklin now coordinates a peer support and wellness program for South Metro Fire Rescue.

Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the …

Lone Tree council approves In-N-Out

Executives for In-N-Out Burger aim to open both of its first Colorado locations on the same day — they just won't say when exactly. On Nov. 19, Aaron Anderson, project manager for In-N-Out Burger, …

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County …
King

Parker police chief announces retirement

David King, chief of the Parker Police Department since 2006, announced his retirement Nov. 21. King has served with the Parker department for 33 years, 13 of those as chief. His retirement is …

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present …
Education
Meek

Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the …

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses …

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was …
Roybal

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education …

Schools expand outreach to families who speak Spanish

The Douglas County School District has used some funding from its English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award to provide training for Spanish-speaking families in the district. The $130,000 …
Business
Hankins

Q&A: What is the South Metro Denver Realtor Association?

When a local real estate organization chose its new home, it was — of course — all about location. “Being in Centennial makes things easier for many of our Realtor members when they are out …

Parker closes door on short-term rentals

Parker Town Council approved an ordinance defining tourist homes in Parker at its Oct. 21 meeting, in keeping with several Denver-area municipalities that have passed similar ordinances to combat the …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
An overview of the Parker Road Corridor, from Let's Talk Parker.

Plan for Parker Road seeks to map future needs

Parker Road is expected to see a 25% increase in traffic volume by 2040, town officials said, and town and state officials are working together to develop a plan to accommodate those future needs. …

Heather Hankins presents her Incoming Chair address to attendees at the South Metro Denver Realtor Association’s 75th Inaugural and Awards Celebration.

Incoming board members welcomed at South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebration

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association installed incoming members of its board of directors and presented awards to accomplished members at its 75th annual Inaugural and Awards Celebration. More …
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