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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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UCHealth Pharmacy Technicians Jessica Kurtz, left, and Eva Rozanski fill syringes with the Pizer COVID-19 vaccine for a clinic held at the UCHealth Hospital in Highlands Ranch in February.

Grocery workers, Coloradans 60-plus now up for vaccine

In another fragmentation of Colorado's long priority list for receiving a coronavirus vaccine, the state officially moved Coloradans ages 60 to 64 closer to the front of the line and placed grocery …

Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. …

Town council chooses mayor pro tem and acting mayor

During a March 1 meeting of Parker Town Council, the governing body selected who will take over the position of mayor if the elected person, Jeff Toborg, were to become unable to fulfill his duties. …
Haley Roberts, a Littleton resident, participates in a Tabata Bootcamp workout class at the Parker Recreation Center Feb. 26.

'We’re moving in the right direction'

As fitness instructor Kristy Madden welcomed her class at the Parker Recreation Center for a Feb. 26 workout, she had a relatively new set of protocols to announce. “If you need to catch your …

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As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory …
Education
Max Malone, a 2020 Castle View High School graduate, is also a songwriter who has turned to music to process his experiences with racism while a Douglas County School District student.

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead …
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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