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Douglas County identifies body found in 1993

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has taken a step forward in solving a cold cases after investigators, using genetic genealogy, confirmed the identity of a woman found dead in the community …
Community members cheered and honked for Douglas County school employees. Teachers returned to work on Aug. 4 as they prepare for students to start the year on Aug. 17.

Community rallies to support Douglas County teachers

Gina Claus began to cry as she reflected on how difficult recent months have been on educators. The single mother of four is a teacher at Castle Rock Middle School.
Governor Jared Polis makes a point Aug. 10 while Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry looks on. Polis opened two new free fast-track COVID-19 testing sites Aug. 10, one at the Aurora Sports Complex and a second at Water World in Federal Heights.

Governor announces new, faster COVID testing sites

Governor Jared Polis said the state is opening a new front on the battle against COVID-19 Monday with two new drive-up testing sites in Aurora and Federal Heights. On hand at Hyland Hills Water World …
Eliza Portugal pets Love Bug, a miniature therapy horse.

Equine event is special for Littleton school for the blind

In their first outing in months, students and staff from Littleton's Colorado Center for the Blind got in touch with their equestrian side on Aug. 3, grooming horses from the Arapahoe County …
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 …
Educators and community members came together for an Aug. 4 rally, with a message that educator input should be weighed more heavily in decisions regarding Jeffco Public Schools’ Restart Plan.

Union wants new Jeffco restart plan

Just two weeks before Jeffco’s 2020-2021 school year will begin, Jefferson County Education Association or JCEA, the local teachers union, plans to call on the district to change its process for …
Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader addresses the Jeffco commissioners during a virtual commissioners meeting on July 28.

Sheriff: Jeffco seeing increase in violent crime

As law enforcement nationwide operates in an environment beset by issues ranging from the COVID-19 crisis and continuing unrest about racial justice and policing practices, Jefferson County’s …
Wayne Graham stands outside Mean Street Ministry in Lakewood on April 16. Graham, who said he was homeless at the time, said there was nowhere for him to go on cold days as places like libraries were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Help available for food, housing, business, personal needs amid COVID-19

Maybe you’ve lost your family’s child care. Maybe you barely broke even this month. Maybe you’re on the verge of having to fend for yourself on the street.
COVID-19: What you need to know
What you can do to protect yourself

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following recommendations to help the public avoid COVID-19. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 …

Colorado Gov. Polis issues statewide mask order, hoping for 'wake-up call’

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When the 2020 race to elect two of the three Douglas County commissioners kicked off, candidates were gearing up for a race focused on long-standing issues like transportation, growth, school safety and gun control.
After a sign was placed at a Douglas County elementary school reading “Defund DCSD, Fire Teachers,” the district superintendent called the incident disheartening and disappointing. A photo of the …
The novel coronavirus has meant a lot more time at home for many people, which has some perks — including an increase in pet adoptions. “Since we knew we'd be home all summer, and since we limit …
Three women are under consideration to be the next leader of the Regional Transportation District, as the agency on Aug. 7 announced the finalists to be CEO and general manager. “We certainly …
Life
When exercising, location makes a big difference when it comes to how enjoyable the experience can be. Denver Arts & Venues knows this extremely well, as the department organizes the annual Yoga …
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 …
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 new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. …
Sports
Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set …
Sports Illustrated has unveiled its watch list for its 2020 high school All-American team and eight players are from Colorado schools. Three of the players were tight ends and two were from Heritage …
There's somebody new at Cherry Creek High School. His name is Steve Huntingdale and he is the new head girls volleyball coach, replacing Sally Moos, who was head coach of the Bruins for 38 years. …
Jake Rubley is a player who doesn't want the Colorado High School Activities Association to move the football season from the fall to next spring. Rubley, the 6-foot-3 Highlands Ranch senior …
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