Colorado legislative leader Neville defends defiant Castle Rock eatery
A masked Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville walked up to the front of Castle Rock restaurant C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12 and taped a $20 bill to the business' window.
COVID-19 found in two metro-area child care centers
Two Colorado child care facilities, both in suburban metro Denver, have recorded COVID-19 outbreaks, according to state data. The two facilities are the first child care locations that the state has …
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Farming the city: Urban homesteaders get back to the land

Sundari Kraft grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder. But while she fantasized about a self-sufficient life in a little house on the prairie, she lived in a bungalow in Northglenn. “As I got older, I …

State honors Centennial foster family

About five years ago, preacher Mark Gomez delivered a sermon about brokenness in communities. He and his wife felt passionately that families with strained relationships should be put back together. …

New center provides support for STEM School community

Suzi McKay wishes she could have known in 2013 what she knows now. That year, her daughter was a 15-year-old sophomore at Arapahoe High School in Centennial when a shooting rocked the community. In …

Pandemic impact on Centennial's savings expected to be small

The total amount of money the City of Centennial would have saved up through the years was expected to come out to $81 million after the city's spending in 2020, according to last year's estimate in …

Centennial Airport re-files legal action against FAA over flight-paths project

Just before the federal government implemented a plan in March to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area, Centennial Airport and local governments filed legal action asking a court to …

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Shoppers inside the reopened Alter'd State store at Park Meadows mall on May 24, 2020.

Grand reopening: Park Meadows welcomes shoppers back inside (VIDEO)

Metro Denver's largest indoor shopping mall reopened for business under rules designed to protect customers' health, including mandatory mask use.
Sierra typically employs 100 people but during the pandemic has kept 10 to 15 people working in staggered shifts. On May 18, masked workers cooked up takeout and delivery orders.

Douglas County gets OK to re-open restaurants, churches, Park Meadows

Colorado's top public-health official has agreed to allow the immediate limited re-opening of indoor operations at restaurants across Douglas County as well as houses of worship, gyms and Park Meadows.

Castle Rock urges governor to reopen businesses

The Town of Castle Rock sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis on May 19 urging the state to reopen restaurants and gyms.
St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch hosted four limited, in-person services the weekend of May 16 after the Diocese of Colorado Springs allowed services to resume.

Catholic churches begin holding limited in-person services

Parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch lined up for Mass the weekend of May 16 for the first time in months. They wore masks, stood significantly spaced apart and prepared for an …
O’Toole’s Garden Center general manager Chris Ibsen says face masks are a small price to pay for safety.

At O’Toole’s, pandemic puts a twist on spring tradition

Spring days at Littleton’s O’Toole’s Garden Center are about the experience. Stroll in beneath the hanging baskets, grab a bag of popcorn, and let the stress of life melt away as you peruse the …
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N. Piyalyp water lilies are among the plants to be offered at the Colorado Water Garden Society’s Annual Plant Sale.

Travel virtually to gallery exhibit

As of June 2, Littleton's Depot Art Center members will host a virtual exhibit called “Travel With Us” online at depotartgallery.org. Presented: “King's Dream” created with mixed media by …

Historical society program presented online

The May program of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society on the archeologics site of Tel Shimron in Israel can be viewed via PowerPoint and video, and those interested can view it at any time. The …
A large heart bearing the word “hope” sits on the wall of the building that houses The Englewood Tavern on South Broadway May 20. Artist Koko Bayer has placed the hearts throughout the Denver metro area — including a 12-foot-by-12-foot version of it on the Arvada Center building, according to Collin Parson, the center’s director of galleries and curator. “It’s things like those that give me hope and energy to keep getting art out there,” Parson said.

A change of art: Creative souls face challenges amid pandemic

Whatever an artist's gig is, it likely was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic's arrival in Colorado.
General Manager Matt Niemann at the Golden Plum Creek Garden Market.

Garden centers open up during this COVID-19 spring

Springtime means it is gardening season, and especially with extra time at home for most folks, it seems an especially good time for it.   Plum Creek Garden Market opened up for limited …

Winning artists show works at museum

“per*spec*tives” is scheduled to hang at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, from May 22 to July 19. It will feature works by two Colorado artists: Courtney Cotton and Gabrielle …
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Wrestling club grapples with virus restrictions

Aiden Cartwright would rather be wrestling with a teammate at practice, but since all wrestling has been shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he's turned toward other options. Cartwright is a …

Voices

How to be perfect in a pandemic

I woke up this morning, before my alarm, to the loud clanking sound of construction equipment. Now, I don't live on a busy street. In fact, I live in the back end of a usually quiet townhome complex …
Quiet Desperation

What’s the bad word? The gall’s in your court

I am accepting nominations for the first annual Like It Or Not List of Banished Words from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. My list shamelessly but gratefully …
Norton

A powerful little book of big quotes

As many of you know, I was the former president of the Zig Ziglar Organization. And many of the life lessons I learned from Mr. Ziglar show up in my writings and in my trainings and keynotes. Several …

Fight or flight — or better, stick to the plan

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from COVID-19, but now I am just sounding like my mother. Who wants to talk about lessons when I am going crazy, need to get out and socialize and do anything …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Disease that’s spreading isn’t entirely about virus

“Four dead in Ohio,” the song says. It was recorded by countertenor Neil Young and the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on May 21, 1970, just weeks after a tragic incident on the …
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