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.
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State suspending Castle Rock restaurant's business license after it defies public health order
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment believes that C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock is causing "an immediate health hazard," Gov. Jared Polis said at a May 11 news …

'Tri-County can't shut them all down'

Hours after it received an order from Tri-County Health Department to shut down, C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock continued to serve customers for dine-in service May 11.  The day before, …

Castle Rock business draws crowd against public health orders (VIDEO)

A Castle Rock restaurant reopened its doors to full dine-in service May 10, allowing dozens of customers inside despite public health orders put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Truck Bingo launched in Castle Rock

Several food trucks based in Castle Rock are banding together to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and give the community a fun way to support local businesses. Byron and Kristen Wheeler, who own the …

Downtown Castle Rock fixtures open to in-person shopping

Customers at The Emporium in Castle Rock waited outside the front door at a “line starts here” sign and applied hand sanitizer before an employee let them in on May 7. They wore masks and checked …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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Protesters lie on the ground for nine minutes in remembrance of George Floyd.

Protesters march in Parker to decry racial injustice, police brutality

Hundreds marched through downtown Parker the evening of June 4 in solidarity with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70M in federal coronavirus aid, including small business loans and renter help

Democrats in the Colorado legislature announced a slate of initiatives Thursday to spend $70 million in federal coronavirus aid, including a grant program to help small businesses recover from the …
The Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Colorado House approves 2020-21 budget, heads to state Senate

The Colorado House, on a 41-23 party-line vote, approved the 2020-21 state budget and sent it on to its next stop, the state Senate. As sent over by the House, the budget is out of balance. But …

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.
Protesters gather in Castle Rock on June 2, 2020, to call attention to racial injustice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

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.
Life
Coming Attractions

Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear …
Patrick Boland, 16, was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain syndrome when he was 9 years old. A few years later, he started Ferocious Fighters, an international non-profit organization benefiting other kids with CRPS.

Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.

Creative Coloradans plan virtual art festival June 5-7

Six Colorado artists have felt the impact that the cancellation or postponement of art festivals has had on their art careers, according to a news release, and have planned a virtual art fair. Using …
Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
Arts & entertainment

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
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Sports
Legend High School senior Clara Hosman.

Getting into the swing of family time

Clara Hosman has been seeing a lot more of her family this spring. Hosman, who was heading into her senior season on the girls golf team at Legend this spring, will be playing golf in the fall at …
Kyle Kahn.
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Pitcher stays in shape

ThunderRidge senior baseball pitcher Kyle Kahn wasn't surprised when he heard on April 21 that the Colorado High School Activities Association had canceled the 2020 spring season because of the …
Jack Tuttle is a senior lacrosse player at Castle View High School.

Lacrosse player aims to stay ready

Jack Tuttle, a senior who played as a lacrosse midfielder at Castle View, is working out during the CHSAA's spring sports shutdown in attempt to be ready for the challenges ahead when he plays next …

It's official: Spring sports seasons are canceled

It was an announcement that was expected. Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green revealed on April 22 in a statement to athletes, coaches, administrators, …
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OPINION

Police and black folks — the swagger and disrespect must end

The argument that we ask police to risk their lives and make split decisions is no excuse for them being wrong when making life-and-death decisions.
WINNING WORDS

Hope and encouragement by only sharing the good stuff

Very early on as we became reliant on computers and technology, software engineers and people in the information technology world quickly recognized that the value of the data being fed into the …
QUIET DESPERATION

Channel-surfing once was an exercise in mobility

Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless remote control for television, died on May 12, 2012, at the age of 96. His wife found him in the family room between the couch cushions. High on just …
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 …
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