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Littleton officer wounded by gunfire remains hospitalized; police name suspect

Littleton police Wednesday named a suspect in the shooting of an officer late Monday, and said the officer is in intensive care.
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There are roughly 400 birds within the grounds of the Gabriel Foundation. When walking through the halls and throughout the enclosures, they can be found everywhere, including above your head!

A parrot paradise in the country

Near the corner of County Roads 13 and 158 in exurban Elbert County, about 12 miles southeast of downtown Parker, you'll see large, vibrantly colored parrots, living joyful lives within the grounds …

Littleton police arrest 2nd suspect in connection with officer shooting

Littleton police have arrested the second person they believe to have been involved with the man who shot and injured Littleton officer David Snook according to a City of Littleton press release Wednesday. 
Highlands Ranch Mansion docent Sharon Swiderski gives a tour of the Mansion to 2020 Citizens Academy participants during their first class, which was held at the historic building.

Sign-ups open for 2022 Highlands Ranch Citizens Academy

The Highlands Ranch Metro District is presenting the 2022 Highlands Ranch Citizens Academy, a program which aims to build the civic engagement of Highlands Ranch residents. This eight-evening program …

County libraries receive historical, valuable donation

The Archives & Local History (ALH) department at Douglas County Libraries recently received a historical donation from the estate of siblings Robert and Rosemary Metzler of Castle Rock. The …

Douglas County holds community health assessments

About 150 people attended online and in-person meetings from Oct. 4-6 to contribute to a community health assessment (CHA) currently being administered by Douglas County. The meetings took place in …
Education
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

Election 2021 Q&As: Douglas County school board

In the election that ends Nov. 2, Douglas County voters will elect four members of the county school district’s Board of Education, a majority of the seven-member panel. Ballots go into the mail …
DCSD Superintendent Corey Wise speaks with an attendee of an Aug. 4 back-to-school town hall hosted by the district.

Douglas County schools keep COVID mask rule

The Douglas County School District is still requiring that masks be worn inside its schools, its superintendent confirms, even after a public health order on masks dissolved in Douglas County. “The …
Third-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

COVID cases rise among Colorado school-age kids

Cases of COVID-19 among children ages 6 to 11 are on the rise and remain the highest among any age group as the state’s overall case rate is decreasing, public health officials said Oct. 1. While …

Students listen in during an English class at Arapahoe Community College Monday, Sept. 27.

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For …
Business
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …

Decker Esquibel adds breading and egg to make onion rings.

Flour Power franchise has full plate of classes

Parents struggling to get children to eat a vegetable might want to consider enrolling them in a cooking class with Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio in Highlands Ranch. During a Tuesday night class in …
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