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Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …
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Denver Public Library to re-open nine branches

After nearly a year of being closed to in-person visits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver Public Library has re-opened nine of its branch locations. The nine branches are: • Bear …
Through a partnership with the Sultan Newman Group, the Teller Elementary School PTA will benefit from the Teller Centennial Home fundraiser. The school is located at 1150 Garfield St. in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood.

Teller Elementary to benefit from fundraiser

Any homeowner looking to sell their home that is located within the school boundaries of Teller Elementary School can participate to be randomly selected as the Teller Centennial Home. The Teller …
A rollerblader uses the existing bike lane on South Marion Street Parkway near Washington Park. A bikeway construction project is slated for South Marion Street Parkway from East Bayaud to East Virginia avenues.

'Denver Moves'

Denver's Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) continues to engage with the community for its Denver Moves: Bicycles Program. The idea is to achieve a “network of better bike …
The serene beauty of South High School in Washington Park belies the tumult of the 1970s.

Learning from a troubled past

At 9:30 p.m. on a chilly February evening in 1970, a series of huge explosions rocked Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood. If not for the darkness, bystanders would have seen smoke pouring from the …

Alejandro Flores-Muñoz, co-owner of the food truck Stokes Poke and a ghost kitchen called Combi Taco, stands next to his new smart refrigerator. The refrigerator will allow Flores-Muñoz to expand his businesses, but also build community by partnering with other local micro-restaurant concepts to stock the refrigerator.

How a smart refrigerator helps build community

Alejandro Flores-Muñoz remembers his mother going door-to-door to sell her homemade flan and cheesecake to support her family. Today, the 31-year-old Capitol Hill resident realizes how beneficial a …
Education
Members of Ednium: The Alumni Collective have their picture taken during a recent meeting. Ednium is a new organization focused on improving educational outcomes in the DPS district, sourced directly from the lived experience of those who attended Denver Public Schools.

‘We already assume you’re brilliant, and have something to contribute’

A group of Denver Public Schools alumni want to make a difference in the education that future students of the district receive. “We want to help people dream bigger,” said TeRay Esquibel, …
Amaya Jones, a student in the Culinary Arts program at Emily Griffith Technical College, starts portioning the beef and barley soup in to-go containers that would be given away on Feb. 9.

Emily Griffith college continues tradition of soup giveaway

According to the tradition’s backstory, Emily Griffith, founder of Emily Griffith Technical College at 1860 Lincoln St., and her sister, Florence, started bringing free soup for students after …
With its spacious lounge areas, the University of Denver’s new Community Commons building is a place where students can connect with one another.

Fostering community, connections and collaborations

Aside from earning a degree, something else of value that people generally take away from the university experience is the friendships. “These relationships are often some of the …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …
Business

Vectra Bank to build combined headquarters in metro area

Vectra Bank is confident in its business plan moving forward despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To demonstrate that confidence to employees, partners and current customers, the bank celebrated a …
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Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …

Tattered Cover bookstores change hands again

Denver's famous Tattered Cover bookstores are changing ownership for the second time since the retirement of longtime owner Joyce Meskis in 2017. The independent bookstores were purchased by a team …

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …

The COVID-19 Essentials chain recognizes that mask-wearing is more than a temporary inconvenience — it may become the norm well into 2021, or longer.

Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store …
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