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CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with …
Thirty-five people from 21 countries became American citizens Sept. 6 at a naturalization ceremony held at Four Mile Historic Park.

New Americans clear citizenship hurdle

For Beate Wake, 52, becoming a U.S. citizen means having a stronger voice. “I don’t feel left out anymore, I feel like part of the group now,” said Wake, who is from Germany and has lived in …
Temple Grandin spoke at a Developmental Pathways roundtable on Sept. 9.

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …
The American flag hangs high over 2,500 firefighters and residents at the Colorado Memorial Stair Climb.

9/11 remembered at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

When the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York happened on September 11, 2001, West Metro Fire firefighter Brad Harmon was sitting in a classroom for paramedics school. He was sent …

Doors Open Denver celebrates city architecture

The 15th annual Doors Open Denver event will feature 59 properties this year. Twelve of the properties on tour this year are new to the event, according to a news release. Tours are led by …
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Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School.
Deantra Stead holds up a beetle he found in the sensory garden at Sewall Child Development Center. The sensory garden opened for students last year, and allows children to not only see nature, but touch and taste it as well.

Congress Park school sensory garden helps teach students about world around them

A small preschool class runs along the gravel paths in the sensory garden at Sewall Child Development Center. One boy shouts that he saw a grasshopper, another chases after a flying bee. Moving on to …
Students from East High School’s class of 2019 stand wearing sashes from the A+ Angels mentor program. The program pairs students with a mentor who helps them with school, college applications, and more.

East High School mentorship program creates bonds for life

For the past 15 years, a group of mentors have been stepping up to guide East High School students through classes and into graduation. Although high school is just four years, many of the …

Two Denver education nonprofits announce merger

Denver Urban Scholars announced last month it would merge with Uptown-based Denver Kids, Inc. Denver Urban Scholars is a nonprofit based in the Cole neighborhood that helps children middle school …

Graduates of STEM School Highlands Ranch close one chapter at a May 20 commencement ceremony at the Broncos Training Facility.

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
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In this November file photo, the Modera project at 1200 Grant Street in Capitol Hill is under construction. Miller Creek Residential recently opened the building in July.

Life on Capitol Hill: September Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
Alana Vilela, the general manager of the factory location of Little Man Ice Cream, rolls ice cream in sprinkles. Vilela said the new factory location will feature flavors created by employees.

Denver's frozen factory (Photos)

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Little Man Ice Cream opened its new Denver factory on West Colfax Avenue. The factory, 4411 W. Colfax Ave., has been under construction for the last five years, but …

Growing Pains: ‘You don’t have to erase us’

Most neighborhoods have a local coffee shop or a favorite restaurant. But some businesses transcend geographic boundaries because of a service or value they provide to the community. The Whittier …

Tom Messina stands in the Wellington B. Webb Municipal Building after a July Landmark Preservation Commission hearing. Messina opposed a historic preservation application because he is concerned a restaurant is not the best community use for the land.

Growing Pains: ‘We’ll become another generic city’

As Tom Messina sat in front of a microphone in the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building during a July Landmark Preservation Commission hearing, he tearfully explained why he opposed the historic …
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