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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 …
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 …
The Parker Senior Center concert series is open to senior center members only, and provides a free night of entertainment for seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parker Senior Center holds weekly drive-in concerts

The Parker Senior Center is hosting weekly drive-in concerts through Sept. 9 The weekly concert series held its first show July 29 with a performance from Terri Garcia and Bert Sims, in a tribute to …

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.
Education
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.
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 …

Teachers union members lined Wilcox Street outside the Douglas County School District administration building at a rally on July 22, 2020.

Douglas County teachers rally for safe return to schools

Cally Macosko-Jones stood outside the Douglas County School District administration building in Castle Rock as her teacher's union president met inside with Superintendent Thomas …
Business
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 …
Tire lights hanging from the ceiling of Filling Station Tap House in Englewood. Andy Hawker used to work at a filling station and the decor inside the tap house reflects his past.

Englewood's Filling Station Tap House on track to open

Andy Hawker grew up in Simla, a small town about 45 miles northeast of Colorado Springs. He spent most of his time there working at a filling station, and when you walk into his upcoming Englewood …

Wade and Abby Lancaster at Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse in Castle Rock on June 3. Douglas County's Douglas County's variances from COVID-19 rules allow for the operation of restaurants as well as other exemptions.

Douglas County outlines new ways to fight virus

Douglas County has submitted a plan outlining new ways to curb the COVID-19 virus after the state's public-health department informed them they were in danger of losing their exemptions -- known as …
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