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County, towns see encouraging revenue trends

As the COVID-19 pandemic and related business restrictions continue to loom over local economies, Douglas County leaders are keeping a close eye on indicators such as sales tax revenue as the figures …
Skyler Lee, 13, tries out the new disc golf course in Highlands Ranch.

South Suburban residents test out new disc golf course

A new 18-hole disc golf course has opened in Highlands Ranch and residents from all over metro Denver are stopping by to check it out. “It’s a great sport and a great way to get out and get some …
Douglas County Libraries provided their customers with free ice cream in celebration of the "Splash Into Summer" reading program. The treats were passed out from July 29 through 31.

Summer reading ends with donation, ice cream

To celebrate the end of the “Splash Into Summer” library reading program, an ice cream truck visited all Douglas County Libraries locations July 29 through July 31, handing out more than 2,000 …
At SECOR Cares, the Aging Resources of Douglas County vehicle is loaded with food deliveries for senior households.

Douglas County charity sends relief funds to local nonprofits

As the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged businesses throughout Colorado, it's not just restaurants and malls that have been affected -- some nonprofits have also been impacted as their demands surge and …

Jennie Shipman of Littleton said her family adopted Lucky, a collie puppy, motivated in part by how much time they're spending at home during the pandemic.

Animal adoptions brighten life during pandemic

The novel coronavirus has meant a lot more time at home for many people, which has some perks — including an increase in pet adoptions. “Since we knew we'd be home all summer, and since we limit …
Education
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 …
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert in a May 2019 file photo.

Littleton schools set reopening plan amid doubts, fears

Littleton Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to resume in-person classes at the end of August, though numerous teachers pleaded with the school board to reconsider. While current plans call …

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association …
Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village.

Cherry Creek switches back to 'blended' plan for in-person, online class

Citing a web of recommendations from Colorado's public health and education officials — and as the rate of COVID-19 cases has ramped up for several weeks in Arapahoe County — the Cherry Creek …

Among concerns expressed by protesters at a rally to reopen Douglas County schools on July 31 was childcare for families with working parents.

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year.
Business
State Rep. Mark Baisley (R-Roxborough Park) introduced his district to some of his fellow legislators during an August 6 Colorado Competitive Council event at Sterling Ranch.

Dougco lawmaker shows off district in Competitive Council event

State House Rep. Mark Baisley gave an overview of his district to other legislators during an Colorado Competitive Council event Aug. 7 at Sterling Ranch designed to introduce lawmakers to their …
Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …
A November 2018 view of the parcel at 506 E. Hampden Ave., across the street from Swedish Medical Center, the future site of the Synergy Medical Office Building, a five-story, mixed use development. The complex is now under construction.

Englewood offers community development updates

The city of Englewood has issued a report updating the community on the status of local development projects.
A dine-in crowd inside C&C Coffee & Kitchen in Castle Rock on May 11, at a time when indoor service was barred by public-health orders.

Castle Rock restaurant that defied shutdowns closing permanently

A Castle Rock business that drew national attention for defying public health orders and reopening during restaurant shutdowns is permanently closing, its owners say. C&C Coffee and Kitchen …

Timbuk Toys founder Sallie Kashiwa poses for a portrait in front of the store’s Highlands Ranch location, which is in the process of closing.

Highlands Ranch Timbuk Toys location is closing

When Sallie Kashiwa opened her first toy store back in 1993, she wanted to create a place that established community within families. Now, after spending 11 years in business at the Highlands Ranch …
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