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Douglas County wants to reopen pools, playgrounds, event centers

On the heels of getting state permission to reopen restaurants, gyms and houses of worship with restrictions, Douglas County Commissioners are preparing several new variance requests to submit to …
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A steady stream of people stopped by C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12. Some hoped to order food and found the restaurant closed. Others taped cash donations to the storefront. A few came simply to see the spectacle.

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local …
Protesters gathered the night of Thursday, May 28, at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver to protest the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

Denver protest over George Floyd's death leads to confrontation

Colorado Community Media staff report A demonstration in downtown Denver late Thursday over a death of a black man at the hands of police in Minneapolis evolved into a melee, with gunshots, …
Danny Dietz Sr. sits beside his son's grave at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Dietz Jr., a Navy SEAL, was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day …
Michelle Moss, 40, who works at the UCHealth Highlands Ranch hospital, recently received The Daisy Award for excellence in nursing.

My name is... Michelle Moss of Highlands Ranch

I am 40 years old and my husband Jeremy and our 8 and 10-year-old daughters and I moved to Highlands Ranch in December 2018. Our family was in need for an adventure, so in 2017 we took a …

Graduation seniors of the Class of 2020 from Douglas County high schools.

Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020.
Education

Osteopathic foundation recognizes students from Parker's Rocky Vista

Four student doctors and one graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker were recognized with scholarships and an award by the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Every …
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Resilient and Ready are apt adjectives

March, April, and May found us in the midst of remote learning in the Douglas County School District. During this unprecedented time, our teachers, students and parents adapted to this new way of …

Douglas County school district providing huge number of free meals

When the Douglas County School District launched its free lunch and breakfast program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staff did not know how much interest to expect from the community. Several weeks …

Douglas County students net Daniels Fund scholarships

Three Douglas County School District seniors have been named recipients of the Daniels Fund Scholarship, which provides a four-year scholarship to any two- or four-year accredited college or …

Activity book for students to focus on financial literacy

Economic Literacy Colorado has partnered with Bellco Credit Union to create an activity book for elementary students so they can further the conversation about financial literacy with their parents …
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An employee at Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree.

Colorado restaurants can open limited dine-in service May 27

A long-awaited step in Colorado's relaxation of social distancing requirements arrived Monday, May 25, when Gov. Jared Polis announced that restaurants will be able to open for limited in-person …
Shoppers inside the reopened Alter'd State store at Park Meadows mall on May 24, 2020.

Grand reopening: Park Meadows welcomes shoppers back inside (VIDEO)

Metro Denver's largest indoor shopping mall reopened for business under rules designed to protect customers' health, including mandatory mask use.
Sierra typically employs 100 people but during the pandemic has kept 10 to 15 people working in staggered shifts. On May 18, masked workers cooked up takeout and delivery orders.

Douglas County gets OK to re-open restaurants, churches, Park Meadows

Colorado's top public-health official has agreed to allow the immediate limited re-opening of indoor operations at restaurants across Douglas County as well as houses of worship, gyms and Park Meadows.

Castle Rock urges governor to reopen businesses

The Town of Castle Rock sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis on May 19 urging the state to reopen restaurants and gyms.

O’Toole’s Garden Center general manager Chris Ibsen says face masks are a small price to pay for safety.

At Littleton's O’Toole’s, pandemic puts a twist on spring tradition

Spring days at Littleton’s O’Toole’s Garden Center are about the experience. Stroll in beneath the hanging baskets, grab a bag of popcorn, and let the stress of life melt away as you peruse the …
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