• Nuts for toffee: Steamboat transplant brings recipe for a sweet venture to Morrison

    One day some 15 years ago, a friend gifted Pete DeWolf a box of toffee.

    Though it was quickly devoured, the toffee got DeWolf’s gears turning.

    “I thought, ‘Wow, this is delicious. However, if I were to make it, this is how I would do differently,’ ” he said.

    And thus began his efforts to create his own recipe. The rest is sweet history.

  • Mathnasium works to enrich, motivate math students

    Closing in on the end of its second year in business, Mathnasium of Littleton is working to promote math and make the subject fun for all.

    The center provides tutoring and enrichment services for children in second through 12th grades. Some gifted kindergartners and first-graders come in, but they are a rarity.

  • Street tacos coming to Southwest Plaza mall

    Street tacos have been all the rage in recent years, with both food trucks and brick-and-mortar eateries getting crafty with the seemingly simple Mexican staple. R Taco threw its hat in the ring six years ago in Dallas, and its third Colorado location is scheduled to open this week at Southwest Plaza.

  • Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft enters Jupiter orbit

    More than five years of work by a team of local Lockheed Martin engineers came to a thrilling conclusion July 4 when NASA’s Juno spacecraft was flawlessly placed into orbit around Jupiter.

  • Demolition begins on parking deck on north side of Southwest Plaza

    Southwest Plaza mall has begun demolishing the parking deck on the north end of the shopping center, between JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts under construction on South Kipling

    A large sign with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo announces the anticipated opening of a new shop on South Kipling Parkway in the coming months. The steel framework for the building is in place at the site, where construction workers are making progress on completing the project by this summer.

    Josh Blanchard, one of the owners of the franchise, says he is thrilled to be opening a second Dunkin’ Donuts in Littleton. Another shop is on West Mineral Avenue.

  • Trader Joe’s holds grand opening in South Jeffco

    Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with its own food brands, is celebrating the opening of its store in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center this Thursday.

    The company has leased a 13,000-square-foot space for the store near the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue where a Staples formerly was located.

  • Apartment project under construction on West Belleview Avenue

    Construction workers are grading a 12-acre site at West Belleview Avenue and Alkire Street to build an apartment complex with 256 units.

    Plans for the Belle Vue project include seven two-, three- and four-story buildings, four carriage buildings with garages and townhome-style units, and a community center with an outdoor swimming pool. Other amenities at the complex will include a fitness center, dog walking area and a bicycle and ski repair shop, said Jimmy McCloskey of Embrey, the developer of the project.

  • 3D Systems celebrates grand opening in Mountain West Business Center

    3D Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Healthcare Technology Center in the Mountain West Business Center last Thursday.

    Chuck Hull, company co-founder, and Blessing Makwera, a patient who has benefited from the medical technology developed by 3D Systems, presided at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The company uses medical imaging studies for diagnosis and clinical treatment of patients. 3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools.

  • Waterstone church marketing property for assisted-living project

    Waterstone Community Church is offering property for sale to a developer that is planning to build four assisted-living group homes near the church on Alkire Drive.

    Each of the assisted-living homes would be approximately 9,200 square feet in size and would house 16 people, according to the proposal.

    The developer, A Better Way Realty, is funding the project, and Christian Living Services would provide the management, according the pre-application sent to the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Department.