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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 …
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.

A rundown abandoned cabin near Evergreen has been transformed into a community library.

A little library in the forest connects neighbors during COVID-19 (VIDEO)

On a forested mountain outside of Evergreen, at 8,500 feet elevation, Mary O’Rourke was inspired by COVID-19 to create a Little Free Library for her community.
Education

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 …
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.
Two N95-type face masks, or respirators, at left. On right, a third respirator, an N100-type mask.

Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state …
Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26 against the backdrop of a stormy sky.

Douglas County schools to offer choice of in person or remote learning (VIDEO)

The Douglas County School District's board Saturday voted unanimously to reopen its schools on a "hybrid" learning model, with the option for students to attend school completely online if they feel …

Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert at an  April 11, 2019, school board meeting.

Littleton Public Schools delays reopening

Littleton Public Schools announced it would push back the beginning of the fall semester from Aug. 13 to Aug. 24 to give district staff more time to make sweeping preparations for in-person learning …
Business

Arapahoe County asks for businesses' help in saving variance

As the coronavirus' spread worsens in Arapahoe County, leaders hope businesses that benefitted from an exemption to the state's social distancing rules will take greater precautions to prevent losing …
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.

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …
Park Meadows retailers and customers have been wearings masks since the mall reopened in late May. The mall requires masks indoors and officials say compliance has improved since the state-issued mask mandate that was effective July 17.

More are masked after mandate, says Park Meadows mall

Park Meadows reopened in late May as the first indoor mall in Colorado to do so since the start of widespread shutdowns in March. While no scientific data is available yet, Park Meadows officials say …

A young customer is served at the new MyKings Ice Cream north of CityPark in Denver.

'Building the community one scoop at a time'

There’s a new ice cream shop in Denver, “building the community one scoop at a time," its owner says. That’s the mission of MyKings Ice Cream, located in Denver’s Skyland neighborhood, north …
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