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Fire engulfs homes under construction in Highlands Ranch

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel sprang into action in Highlands Ranch Monday after a cluster of homes under construction was engulfed in flames.
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A sign on the doors of every Mines campus building provides a reminder of steps to take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines …
Jack Templin, front, stands with his familiy and Parker Adventist Hospital officials as he presents a check for $300. Templin set up a fundraiser where neighbors pledged an amount based on how many laps on a track he could run. Templin’s goal for his “Positive Run” was five laps. He ran 12 laps, which came out to be about 4.8 miles.

Parker boy raises money for frontline workers

Eight-year-old Jack Templin proudly presented Parker Adventist Hospital with a $300 check to help frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19. Templin, of Parker, wanted to do something to help …
A dog paddles to shore in the H2O’Brien Pool Sept. 7, 2019, at the annual Barker Days event.

Parker's H2O’Brien Pool is back in the swim

H2O’Brien Pool welcomed its first guests of the season July 6, Parker Parks and Recreation announced. The pool underwent renovations during the offseason, replacing the old play structure with a …
A 4-H member at the 2016 Elbert County Fair.

Elbert County Fair gets approval for 2020

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners gave the green light for the Elbert County Fair to take place July 28 through Aug. 2, after hearing from the fair board president during the June 24 …

People sit on the lawn in front of Parker Town Hall July 3 for a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sit-in at Parker Town Hall supports Black Lives Matter

Dozens gathered at Parker Town Hall July 3 for a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The demonstration, a sit-in and discussion about race, was at least the fourth organized …
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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 narrow walkway down Mainstreet during the farmer’s market makes it difficult for shoppers to social distance, but for the most part people have learned to stay in small groups and distance from others as much as possible. Most have gotten into the habit of wearing masks in public or large gatherings.

Parker Farmers Market returns with changes

People crowded Parker’s Mainstreet June 14 much like any other Sunday in any previous year — except most wore masks and kept their distance from each other in small groups.

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 …
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