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Chambers of commerce cater to young professionals

At a young professionals happy hour hosted by the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, 24-year-old Erika Oakvik mingled with a small group of people — some dressed in suits and skirts, others sporting T-shirts and jeans — over personal and … more

Lockheed Martin begins construction on 'factory of the future'

Construction of a $350 million satellite production facility described as "a factory of the future" is underway at Lockheed Martin's Waterton Canyon campus in south Jefferson County. Named Gateway … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Restaurant leaves legacy amid brewing changes

It’s 10:50 a.m. on a Wednesday, and five women are huddled on the Augustine Grill’s porch ahead of its 11 a.m. opening. At five ’til, a waitress unlocks the door. The restaurant is still … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

First area Smoothie King franchise opens in Highlands Ranch

The first Smoothie King franchise in the Denver area opened in early November in Highlands Ranch. The nation's originator in offering “Smoothies with a Purpose” will open a second location in December in Castle Rock, and plans to add four … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more

County Line widening continues to November

In preparation for an influx of holiday shoppers, the Park Meadows mall and local government entities are paving the way for improved traffic flow in and out of the shopping center via County Line Road. The first phase of the project, on schedule … more

Family business forged by fire

In 2008, when Chris Franklin told his wife, Vivian, he wanted to buy a plasma steel cutter and go into business making custom metal artwork, she didn't approve. He bought the enormous, costly device anyway, and showed her his work. “He had … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

Popular gift, housewares shop closing its doors

A store decked out in bright, neon-colored signs saw a flow of customers in and out of the doors that would make you think it was in the throes of a grand opening. But the doors at Compleat … more

As unemployment drops, businesses labor to find workers

Husband and wife Jim and Kate Curtis opened Village Roaster, a coffee store in Lakewood, 23 years ago. Some employees have been with them for five to 10 years, others are seasonal high school and college students. But although they describe their … more

Junk removal company a treasure for veterans

On a late summer morning in a gated, golf-course community, a man with brown boots and a trailer is getting his hands dirty. He loads a garage-full of trash, old furniture and electronics into a hulking green trailer — leaving space for his next … more

High-end furniture business gets a new name

A longstanding furniture gallery on the corner of County Line Road and Colorado Boulevard got a new look in early September. What was once Danish Design International, with a Roche Bobois showroom, is now ZOLi Contemporary Living. Refreshing and … more

Man works toward better communication through devices

In July 2016, Richard Braden woke up and couldn’t hear his grandfather clock. The 80-year-old Lone Tree resident knew that years of working with “big guns” in the U.S. Army had caught up with him, but it gave him the idea for his first … more

Gun thieves hit Cabela's in Lone Tree

The recent rash of burglaries targeting firearms retailers reached Lone Tree as thieves broke into the Cabela's outdoor supply store at 10670 Cabela Drive in Lone Tree at about 1 a.m. Aug. 10. Multiple suspects crashed an SUV into the front door … more

Park Meadows aims to make holiday memories

Holidays are all about tradition. And for more than 20 years, the Park Meadows mall has strived to not only offer great holiday shopping, but also to create magical memories for families and people … more

Golden Corral opens in Centennial

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill announces the opening of its newest restaurant, 15775 East Arapahoe Road in Centennial, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. The … more

RE/MAX rated high by home buyers and sellers

Results from the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM, recognize RE/MAX for providing the highest overall consumer satisfaction … more
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