The four-day week, once a tool of rural districts, is coming to a Denver metro school district

The Brighton-based school district is likely to become the first district in the Denver metro area to move to a four-day school week. The announcement comes after voters turned down a request this November for more local taxes, the latest in a string of defeats for the fast-growing district north of Denver. Brighton is hardly the first district in Colorado or the country to consider taking this step, but it would be the largest and most urban. More than 100 districts in states including Wyoming, Florida, and Montana have already gone to a four-day school week. According to the Colorado Department of Education, 87 districts in Colorado have four-day school… Read More

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Great West Life acquires EverWest in U.S. real estate push

TORONTO _ Great-West Lifeco’s real estate arm has acquired the business of Colorado-based EverWest Real Estate Partners, marking its first move into the U.S. The terms of the deal announced today were not disclosed. The president of GWL Realty Advisors says the acquisition of EverWest provides the Canadian insurer’s wholly-owned subsidiary with a real estate platform south of the border and opens up investment opportunities for its clients. Paul Finkbeiner adds that the purchase is an important step in the long-term growth strategy of GWL Realty Advisors, a Toronto-based real estate investment advisor which services pension funds and institutional clients. Great-West Life is one of Canada’s largest insurance and wealth… Read More

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Reader: Marijuana Isn’t the Real Problem in Colorado Springs

email Print Article AA Have marijuana grows replaced meth houses as a scourge in Colorado communities? That’s the view of Detective M. Adam Hughes, who says he hasn’t found a meth lab inside a house in over three years during his work with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Instead, he now gets complaints about large-scale marijuana grows inside neighborhood homes. But some readers don’t think that’s the big problem in Colorado Springs. Says Scott: The real issue in the Springs is how maryjuana is turning good Christian children away from Sunday School and onto evils such as women’s marches, gluten-free breads, and gay weddings. Notes Leon: That’s what an eighty-plus-year-old… Read More

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Homeless housing project in Lakewood receives initial federal approval

Federal officials have approved an initial plan to provide housing to the homeless and families in need of a transitional shelter at a 59-acre site adjacent to the Federal Center in Lakewood. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless got word from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week that it can move ahead with submitting to the government a detailed financing and operational plan for what could be a 500- to 600-unit, $120 million affordable housing initiative — one of the largest projects of its kind in the metro area. The deadline for submitting that plan is March 9, after which the organization could take possession of… Read More

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Tips For Finding The Best Denver Colorado Apartments

If you are looking for a place to live in Denver, Colorado, then apartments are a great start. Apartments provide you with many of the amenities that you need to make your life more comfortable and are more affordable than renting a house. However, there are some things that you need to keep in mind if you are going to enjoy your stay in an apartment. First of all, you should figure out which neighborhoods are most convenient for you. Look at where you and others in the household work and attend school. What about other activities that your family attends regularly? While you might not be able to find… Read More

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