Colorado legislative leader Neville defends defiant Castle Rock eatery

A masked Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville walked up to the front of Castle Rock restaurant C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12 and taped a $20 bill to the business' window.
SPECIAL REPORT

Health department orders Castle Rock restaurant to close

The Tri-County Health Department has ordered a Castle Rock restaurant to close after it reopened its doors to full dine-in service May 10, allowing dozens of customers inside despite public health …

South Metro Fire now overseen by elected board

For the first time in several years, South Metro Fire Rescue will be overseen by a board of directors directly elected by citizens. The sprawling fire protection district stretches from south …

Some laid-off Colorado workers refusing employers' back-to-work calls

As limits on business operations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are slowly being relaxed across Colorado, some employers are asking their laid-off workers to come back to work — but not all …

COVID-19 testing expands across Colorado

Nearly two months after COVID-19 testing got off to a rocky start in Colorado, the state announced expanded locations that appear to approach its goal of mass testing for Coloradans. And at some of …

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Kaufman’s Tall and Big Shop in Englewood is closing after 62 years.

Kaufman’s Tall and Big Shop in Englewood is closing after 62 years

Local big fellas will have to find a new place to shop. Kaufman’s Tall and Big Shop at 3395 S. Broadway in Englewood is offering 50% off all items in the store throughout August, with plans to …

Douglas County families grapple with return to school

Christina Pease planned to start a part-time job when her oldest child, Caleb, began kindergarten at South Ridge Elementary School in Castle Rock this fall. She wanted to contribute to her family's …
Terry Nolan poses for a portrait outside of the Highlands Ranch Metro District office July 31. Nolan, who has served as the general manager of the Highlands Ranch Metro District for 24 years, announced his retirement this spring.

Highlands Ranch Metro District begins search for new general manager

The Highlands Ranch Metro District is beginning its search for a new general manager after the current staff leader announced his retirement. General Manager Terry Nolan announced his decision to …
A student walks at Cherry Creek High School’s graduation July 30.

Graduation 2020: After ‘unexpected detour,’ Cherry Creek seniors celebrate together (PHOTOS)

After the unorthodox celebrations where Cherry Creek School District graduates cruised through car parades in their caps and gowns this spring, the students had the chance to experience their proper …
Charli Surry, 9, sits with her pig Jelly Belly Bean at the Friday, July 31 Douglas County livestock sale before the event began. The pig sold for $1,900.

No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo.
Life
Sculpture Park, at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, includes “The Dancers,” two 50-foot-high sculptures located at Speer and Champa.
SONYA'S SAMPLER

Fitness program held in picturesque park

A new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. …
Coming Attractions

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, …
Iglidan, who was supposed to performat the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, performed a wide range of classic selections in the hour-long performance.

Opera on the asphalt in Englewood

Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera …
The Fray performs at the 2019 Castle Rock Summer Jam.

Residents donate thousands despite canceled Summer Jam fundraiser

Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After …
Sports
A player lines up for a line-of-scrimmage drill July 17, 2019, at the Parker Youth Football Camp at EchoPark Stadium.

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set …

Sports Illustrated honors local prep athletes

Sports Illustrated has unveiled its watch list for its 2020 high school All-American team and eight players are from Colorado schools. Three of the players were tight ends and two were from Heritage …
From left, Courtney Wisneski (Sr.), Katherine (Kate) Hughes (Sr.), and Isabel (Izzie) Baron (Sr.)

Cherry Creek coach ready to start, assuming season does

There's somebody new at Cherry Creek High School. His name is Steve Huntingdale and he is the new head girls volleyball coach, replacing Sally Moos, who was head coach of the Bruins for 38 years. …
Highlands Ranch quarterback Jake Rubley is hoping the football season will not be moved to the spring since he will gradate from high school in December and enroll at Kansas State in January.

Highlands Ranch star Rubley's hopes dashed for fall football in Colorado

Jake Rubley is a player who doesn't want the Colorado High School Activities Association to move the football season from the fall to next spring. Rubley, the 6-foot-3 Highlands Ranch senior …

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Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to …
Coming Attractions

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
Julianne Griffin
LIVING & AGING WELL

Seven surprising library perks

Everyone knows you can check out books for free at your Douglas County Libraries branch, but did you know your local library offers so much more? Your free library card offers access to a wide …
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