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A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head …
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Thornton plan seeks to trim energy use

A Thornton effort to create a more resilient community through energy advances is kicking off with work to create an energy vision and goals for the next 10 years and beyond. The city worked with …
Sign-holding residents from Westminster group Save the Farm protest Oread Capital and the proposed Uplands Development at the entrance of the Denver Marriott Westminster on Church Range Boulevard on Sept. 25. The hotel and conference center was hosting the Westminster Chamber of Commerce awards gala, which was sponsored by Oread Capital.

Photo: Protesting the chamber

Sign-holding residents from Westminster group Save the Farm protest Oread Capital and the proposed Uplands Development at the entrance of the Denver Marriott Westminster on Church Range Boulevard on …

Westminster schedules water utility reviews

Westminster’s deep dive into the water utilities, water rates and how costs are figured out will kick off Oct. 8 with the first of a series of virtual meetings. “Our facilitator has proposed an …
Members of Arvadans for Social Justice held signs protesting racism and police violence along Ralston Road on Sept. 21.

New community group taking aim at racism in Arvada

“There were problems from the very beginning.” That’s what Arvada resident Daniel Mondragon said in comments he made to the Arvada City Council on Sept. 21 about the role racism had played in …

Graffiti image of Kenosha shooter briefly appears near I-70

A Wheat Ridge city crew has painted over graffiti glorifying the Illinois teenager who shot and killed two people during recent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The image, recently appeared on a wall …
Education

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …
Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.
Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class.

Commentary: A student's view of in-person school

After a summer filled with ever-changing reopening plans, I finally returned to Heritage High School in Littleton to begin my senior year on Aug. 24.
A student departs a Westminster Public School bus in front of Shaw Heights Middle School, on the first day of classes August 20.

On-line or in person, Westminster students go back to school

Some 8,700 Westminster students returned to the classroom Aug. 20, some online and most in person. “It’s been a great day, and we’ve been all over the district,” Dr. Pam Swanson, …

Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch.

Douglas County school's 6th grade in quarantine after positive COVID-19 test

Sixth-grade students and teachers at Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch are under quarantine for two weeks after someone in the grade tested positive for COVID-19.
Business
Homesickness for the kinds of foods she grew up with convinced Angela Ray to open Taste the Love cooking, first as a catering business but later providing pre-made meals.

Responding to COVID, caterer finds an answer in pie

When Angela Ray started her catering business, Taste the Love Cooking, in 2015, weathering a global pandemic was not on her mind. The Kansas City, Mo. native simply missed home. “I was flying home …

Chamber celebration offers COVID options

The 2020 version annual gala hosted by the Westminster Chamber of Commerce will try to take individual concerns about COVID-19 into account later this month. “It’s going to be a hybrid — part …
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In tax reform executive order, devil is in the details

There’s a rumor out of Washington, D.C., that workers’ regular paychecks are about to fatten as the federal government quits collecting certain taxes. Sure, maybe. But, as usual, the devil …
Gov. Jared Polis at an Aug. 21 news conference offers an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and other state issues.

Polis extends 'last call' drinking order, but allows extra hour

Gov. Jared Polis has extended for another 30 days the July 21 executive order mandating a "last call" for breweries, restaurants and similar establishments to serve alcohol. The new order, which went …

Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …
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