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Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands …
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Diners sit outside Smokin Fins in downtown Littleton on Nov. 20, hours before new orders took effect ending indoor dining in the face of surging COVID-19 numbers.

Level yellow could be weeks away for 5-Star businesses

In mid-December, businesses across Colorado saw state officials throw them what appeared to be an extra lifeline with the arrival of the “5-Star” program to allow them to operate with expanded …
A COVID-19 vaccine dose is prepared for an ICU nurse at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital in mid-December.

Public health officials scramble to distribute vaccine

Colorado residents ages 70 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but public health officials are struggling to scale that operation up as quickly as possible. Douglas County …
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Colorado leaders react to Biden inauguration

Colorado officials on Wednesday marked the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with Democrats offering messages of congratulations and conveying determination to …
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State legislator ‘surprised’ to find Trump supporters behind Capitol violence

A state legislator who publicly called into question whether it was truly supporters of the president who stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 now acknowledges that most of the people who have been …

Quarantine protocols change in Douglas County School District

Quarantine protocols for the Douglas County School District have changed again during the COVID-19 pandemic under new state guidance. The district will now ask people exposed to the virus to …
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Douglas County School District superintendent urges speedier vaccine timeline

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on …

School district seeing biggest sub pool in recent memory

Amanda Thompson, chief human resources officer for the Douglas County School District, estimated the district's substitute teacher pool sat around 600, maybe 700 people in recent years. Going into …
Cherique Timbang, a nurse consultant, receives her vaccination

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received …

Douglas County School District eyes return to hybrid learning this month

The Douglas County School District is still aiming to return its middle and high school students to hybrid learning in January. The tentative plan outlined during a Jan. 5 school board meeting would …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …
Business
Donna Reed, co-owner of Reeds Tavern, is optimistic about the future of the restaurant through the pandemic based on their experience and the innovations they've made to their business since it started.

Entertaining new ideas

On her commute home Jan. 6, Donna Reed, with her husband Brian and brother-in-law Scott, paused to appreciate a moment she had not felt in almost a year: leaving work before sunset. Throughout the …

When can certified businesses open under level yellow?

Recent changes to Douglas County’s COVID-19 dial level have left many confused about how the new COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program — commonly known as the county’s 5-Star …
From left, Ben Elsey, Mark Christner and Colton Gann enjoy beers inside Grist Brewing Company in Highlands Ranch Dec. 30.

As Douglas County’s indoor dining program rolls out, county’s data improves

As more Douglas County businesses became certified under the county’s new “COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program,” the community inched closer to moving to a less restricted level …

Vectra Bank to build combined headquarters in metro area

Vectra Bank is confident in its business plan moving forward despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To demonstrate that confidence to employees, partners and current customers, the bank celebrated a …

The Lone Tree In-N-Out location, expected to open early next year at 9170 Westview Road, will have the second-busiest drive-thru of any In-N-Out location.

Lone Tree In-N-Out to open in early 2021

Lone Tree city and business officials hope In-N-Out Burger lives up to its name when it officially opens in early 2021. The recent grand openings of In-N-Out locations in Aurora and Colorado Springs …
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