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Fireworks shows in Douglas County canceled due to fire danger

Three Douglas County fireworks shows planned for the Fourth of July were canceled Thursday due to fire danger. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, who also serves as the county fire marshal, …
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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. The ceremony was delayed one time for lightning.

Douglas County School District approves millions in cuts

The Douglas County School District will enter the 2020-21 school year with millions in cuts to its budget amid the on-going pandemic. School board directors approved next year's $670 million budget …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in a May 15, 2020, appearance.

Colorado closes bars, nightclubs after young crowds spread virus

Just 12 days after Colorado allowed bars and nightclubs to open statewide, a concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases fueled by young Coloradans forced state officials to pump the brakes and close …
Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth embraces one of Helene Pruszynski's friends who traveled to Colorado for the sentencing July 1.

Killer gets life sentence in south-metro case from 1980

It has been 40 years since Helene Pruszynski was killed, but for her family and friends, it might as well have been yesterday.
Coloradans voted in a party primary election that ended June 30, 2020.

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …

Election judges at the Denver Elections Division receive, prepare, and process ballots on June 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. There are fewer judges working in the normally filled rooms to maintain physical distancing, and voting stations are cleaned continuously as a precaution due to COVID-19.

PRIMARY 2020 | Turnout highest ever for non-presidential primary election in Colorado

Secretary of State Jena Griswold deemed Tuesday’s election turnout the largest for a non-presidential primary in Colorado’s history, with more than 1.57 million people casting ballots, …
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PRIMARY 2020 | Decisive win for Murray in Republican race for CU regent, District 6

Richard Murray bested fellow Highlands Ranch Republican Priscilla Rahn by nearly a 2-1 margin in the party primary race to decide who will face the Democratic opponent for the University of Colorado …
Castle View High School students stand for the national anthem during their graduation ceremony June 26. Students and their guests were all spaced 6 feet apart during the event.

Graduation 2020: Castle View High School celebrates commencement

Despite originally being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castle View High School class of 2020 held their graduation ceremony June 26. CVHS, like 13 other Douglas County high schools, was …
Kate Sherman, student body vice president for Mountain Vista High School, speaks to her fellow graduates during a June 26 commencement ceremony at EchoPark Stadium in Parker.

Graduation 2020: Stormy skies don’t dampen spirits at Mountain Vista event

After being postponed by both COVID-19 and lightning, the Mountain Vista High School class of 2020 finally graduated the evening of June 26.  Only 10 minutes into the ceremony, an announcement came …
A Legend High School senior awaits the start of the June 25 graduation ceremony while wearing a face mask. Masks were not required at the outdoor event.

Graduation 2020: Parker's Legend High School says goodbye to the class of 2020

Seniors from Legend High School in Parker had their official commencement ceremony June 25 after the county requested special permission to host the in-person event. The Douglas County School …

ThunderRidge seniors finally had the chance to walk across the stage at graduation. Far from expectations, seniors and families cheered and reveled in the opportunity to catch a moment once thought lost to COVID-19.

Graduation 2020: Seniors at ThunderRidge in Highlands Ranch get their moment

ThunderRidge High School graduates finally got their day in the sun June 24 -- but in Parker, not their home turf of Highlands Ranch. Families, clustered into six-foot pods on the EchoPark Stadium …
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Details Boutique owner Peggy Cooper packs up a box of clothing hangars in her shop on June 19. Cooper, who has multiple sclerosis, is closing the shop August 31.

Littleton's Details Boutique bids farewell

COVID-19 isn’t the reason Details Boutique in downtown Littleton is closing, but it certainly sped things up.
Peggy Kuegemann and Zach Olson share a drink together in downtown Englewood. Englewood City Manager Shawn Lewis eased the city’s open-container rule to help restaurants and bars that have suffered financial burdens because of COVID-19.

Englewood toasts relaxed rules: Public alcohol consumption now allowed downtown

Thirsty residents who visit downtown Englewood can now enjoy their alcoholic beverages outside of bars and restaurants around parts of South Broadway.
Colorado Pinball Pub is at 6209 South Santa Fe Drive, just south of the entrance to The Hudson Gardens.

Pinball wizardry abounds at new Littleton pub

Attention pinball wizards: Littleton has a new place to rack up high scores. The Colorado Pinball Pub, a family-friendly bar featuring 13 pinball machines and classic pub grub, opened its doors at …
The Farmers’ Market at Festival Park is up and running in Castle Rock with social distancing measures in place.

Farmers’ Market kicks off at Castle Rock's Festival Park

The Farmers’ Market at Festival Park in Castle Rock is up and running this season with a number of precautions in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The festival kicked off June 14 with …

A customer speaks to a vendor at the Centennial Farmers Market in the University Towne Center shopping area at South University Boulevard and East Dry Creek Road.

Centennial farmers market back amid social distancing

Shoppers can still make room for natural products in their hectic lives amid the pandemic — just browse from a distance. “I have to have two tables in front of me to create the 6 feet,” said …
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