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Protest in Castle Rock focuses on race inequality

Nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis reached Castle Rock June 2.
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Polis encourages protesters to get COVID-19 test

“What happened to George Floyd was not only wrong; it was brutal, it was inhumane and it was murder,” Polis said at a June 2 news conference.
Newk’s Eatery in Lone Tree is once again open to dine-in service. The restaurant relies on a heavy lunch rush thanks to nearby Sky Ridge Medical Center and the Charles Schwab campus. Newk’s has picked up business in the past couple of weeks. Workers must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear facial coverings in shop.

Lone Tree begins reopening process

Lone Tree businesses are once again opening after almost two months of statewide shutdown orders. Restaurants, gyms, salons and stores are back, provided social distancing guidelines are maintained. …
Harrison Kolar, 18, Mountain Vista High School

A very different kind of senior year

Highlands Ranch grads talk about their season of cancellations.
The Centennial Civic Center, the city hall, at 13133 E. Arapahoe Road.

Centennial allows restaurant seating on streets, sidewalks

As Colorado officials rolled out the rules restaurants must follow to open for dine-in service, the City of Centennial announced it temporarily would allow new outdoor-seating options to help …

Douglas County inmate dies after suicide try

A Douglas County inmate died of her injuries May 29 after spending four days in the intensive care unit following a suicide attempt, the county sheriff’s office said. The 54-year-old Highlands …
Education
David Ray in a file photo.

School district predicts deficit up to $50M

The Douglas County School Board pored over the first draft of a proposed 2020-21 district budget on May 26 during a five-hour special board meeting where budgeting — with a focus on millions in …
Deputy Jose Uribe serves as the STEM School Highlands Ranch school resource officer.

How STEM School tragedy changed Douglas County school policing

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock was in the area of STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, when a harrowing call rang out from dispatch. A shooting was underway inside the K-12 school, with …

9 Douglas County teachers receive Boettcher recognition

Nine Douglas County School District teachers are recipients of the Boettcher Foundation's Teacher Recognition Award. According to a news release, the annual award honors educators for their exemplary …
Graduation seniors of the Class of 2020 from Douglas County high schools.

Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020.

Osteopathic foundation recognizes students from Parker's Rocky Vista

Four student doctors and one graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker were recognized with scholarships and an award by the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Every …
Business
A sparse scene at Palenque, formerly Adelita’s, on Main Street on May 27.

Some Littleton eateries reopen dining rooms

Your table is ready. More than two months after COVID-19 shutdowns began, state officials allowed restaurants to begin dine-in service again on May 27, and while some Littleton restaurants were ready …
Patrons play guitar at Grande Station on Main Street on May 27. Littleton will soon begin closing Main Street through downtown on weekends to allow restaurants to serve guests at outdoor tables.

Littleton's Weekends on Main: Don’t call it a street festival

Main Street in downtown Littleton will soon play host to outdoor dining on weekends, but don’t think of it as a street festival. City officials announced they received approval from the Tri-County …
Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree has reopened its dining room. It typically employs 100 people but during the pandemic kept 10 to 15 people working in staggered shifts. On May 18, masked workers cooked up takeout and delivery orders.

Colorado may consider small-business relief fund

Eateries across Colorado are now allowed to resume sit-down service, but Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged “the pain our restaurants have been through” during the state's closure of dine-in service. …
A steady stream of people stopped by C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12. Some hoped to order food and found the restaurant closed. Others taped cash donations to the storefront. A few came simply to see the spectacle.

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local …

A rendering of the 67-unit affordable housing complex planned for RidgeGate Station.

Lone Tree's 1st affordable housing planned at RidgeGate East

Two apartment complexes are scheduled to break ground in 2021 near the RidgeGate RTD light rail station, including Lone Tree's first affordable housing development at RidgeGate East. The RidgeGate …
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