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Denver Public Schools has one electric bus, to be used starting in fall of 2022 for elementary grade students and shuttle purposes. A new electric bus can cost about $400,000 — at least three times the price of a diesel school bus. DPS projects it will pay about $0.35 per mile with an electric bus, compared to about $0.69 per mile with a brand new diesel-powered bus. Electric buses are said to be quieter than conventional buses and can run about 50-70 miles on a charge.

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their …
A hike in mortgage interest rates has not brought down prices of existing homes yet.

Median home values haven’t fallen in Colorado

As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been a few weeks since the Fed increased interest …
Left to right, the three Republicans running to be Colorado’s next secretary of state: Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson, and Mike O’Donnell, a nonprofit leader. Pam Anderson ended up winning the contest.

Primary voters reject slate of candidates who embraced election conspiracies

Republican primary voters in Colorado had a choice on June 28: Elevate a slate of candidates who believe the unfounded claim that President Donald Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election or …
Author Eleanor Brown of Highlands Ranch will appear July 15 at the Highlands Ranch Library.

Library to host local author

Highlands Ranch author Eleanor Brown will talk about her new book, “Any Other Family” and sign books at 6:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Highlands Ranch Library. Register at DCL.org/authors-events. …

In the next fiscal year, Jeffco will face significant cuts to its General Fund. These cuts could affect anything from Public Health funding to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law now use it

Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson never expected to use Colorado’s red flag law when it was passed in 2019. He thought the law made it too easy to take a person’s guns away. The statute allows …
Education
Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8 study session. Peterson has been accused of committing perjury and 18th Judicial District Attorney John Kellner confirmed an investigation is ongoing.

Law enforcement investigating DCSD board members over allegations of perjury

Allegations that two Douglas County School Board directors committed perjury have been referred for investigation to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
KOSON Charter Network CEO Penny Eucker presents a proposal for a STEM School campus in Sterling Ranch during the April 26 Douglas County School Board meeting. On June 21, the board denied STEM's application to open a new school in Sterling Ranch.

DCSD approves new Lehman charter location

Douglas County School District’s charter school options will grow slightly after the Board of Education conditionally approved an application from Lehman Academy to open a second …
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review …
Members of the Douglas County School Board discuss trust and air differences in a Feb. 4 meeting. Trust came up again in the June 21 meeting when the board discussed community opposition to a bond and/or mill levy override. Survey results showed a lack of trust in the district and how it spends its money is a main reason voters don't support a new funding initiative.

Douglas County School District intends to put MLO/bond question on November ballot

Douglas County School District’s Board of Education voted 6-0 to notify the Douglas and Elbert county clerks that they plan to put one or two questions on the November ballot regarding school funding.

The Douglas County School District's records custodian is being sued for refusing to turn over documents that four school board members received before taking office.

Douglas County School District faces new open records lawsuit

The Douglas County School District is being sued again over alleged violations of the Colorado Open Records Act for not releasing copies of documents school board members used in a retreat.
Business
In 2012, Tony Galasso opened GeJo’s Original Italian Restaurant & Lounge. The building once housed GeJo’s IV, a restaurant opened by Galasso’s father in 1979 but sold to a business partner in the mid-1980s.

Restaurateur carries on the family tradition

The Galassos have been serving marinara-topped pasta, Italian-influenced sandwiches and hand-stretched pizza in Centennial for a decade now, but the family’s culinary roots in Colorado actually …
The lot at 221 Wilcox Street will be redeveloped as a five-story, mixed-use project featuring retail, restaurant and office space, as well as 28 apartment units.

Castle Rock downtown redevelopment gets go ahead

Castle Rock’s Downtown Development Authority is moving forward with its latest redevelopment project to bring new housing, office and retail options to Wilcox Street thanks to initial council …
Amy Lunstra, right, taught students with special needs at ThunderRidge High School before becoming the owner of Festive Cup.

Coffee, gifts and inclusivity

Amy Lunstra, the owner of Festive Cup Coffee and Gift Boutique, has a vision.  “We’re trying to provide opportunities where the adults that we’re supporting find value in their job and …
Chirs Webb, managing partner of Proud Souls’ Littleton location, was named Grand Champion at the 2021 Smoke & Soul Fest in Casper, Wyoming.

Proud Souls BBQ headed to Frisco festival

With 100 racks of ribs, Proud Souls Barbecue & Provisions is taking up its usual post at the 27th annual Frisco BBQ Challenge, which is back after a two-year hiatus. “It’s just a great …

Star Harbor Academy, to be built in Lone Tree, is envisioned to be a multi-faceted space business, providing training for spaceflight, supporting research and development efforts in the industry and helping educate people on space discoveries and potentials.

Star Harbor to bring public spaceflight training to Lone Tree

Lone Tree is getting the first public spaceflight training facility for aerospace professionals and enthusiasts alike. Star Harbor Academy, started by a collection of aerospace professionals, …
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