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Douglas County signs 'exclusive use' deal with firefighting helicopter

Douglas County has entered into an “exclusive use” contract with the Loveland-based company Trans Aero LTD, which operates wildfire-fighting helicopters, in order to base one Trans Aero …

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve …
Denver Comic Con

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. …

School board denies approval of STEM-based charter school

About a dozen parents and children in matching black shirts with “Alexandria” written in yellow left a recent Douglas County School Board meeting in frustration. The STEM-inspired school they …

Finding a place in the national debate

On a table in south Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop there’s a guest book filled with signatures supporting and praising owner and baker Jack Phillips for standing up for his religious …
Education

Two Douglas County students named National Merit scholars

Two Douglas County School District students are among winners in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The third group of winners was announced recently, as officials of each sponsor college …

School board approves new pay-raise system

The Douglas County School Board is prioritizing compensating employees for what its members call the “inequity and unfairness” caused by reforms enacted by previous board members. At a June 5 …

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

For the fourth summer in a row, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District is offering free lunch for kids and teens, Monday through Friday, at various times and locations …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

Rock Canyon 'will never be the same without you'

Like the jaguar, the school's mascot, Rock Canyon High School graduates are fierce, strong, unique. “These animals are one-of-a-kind,” graduate Clara Krause said to the class of 2018. “Each of …
Business

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally …
Faith

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack …

SeaQuest Aquarium opens at Southwest Plaza

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium opened at Southwest Plaza in south Jefferson County on June 2, showcasing more than 300 species, including stingrays, sharks, turtles, snakes, lizards and birds. The …

Housing prices soar beyond income growth in Denver metro area

Housing prices in the Denver area are starting to stretch the limits of what the market can feasibly support, according to new research from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics firm. …

Colorado Community Media adds pair of Denver monthlies

Colorado Community Media is the new owner of the popular monthly newspapers Life on Capitol Hill and The Washington Park Profile. By adding the two newspapers, as of May 25, CCM now owns 20 community publications across the Denver metro area.
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