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Audrey Paulus, 53, holds onto Michael Shepherd, 50, as he pulls into the parking lot Oct. 13 at Piper Inn at 2251 S. Parker Road in the Denver area.  About two dozen bikers participated on a charity poker run in the south Denver metro area that day to benefit the victims of the July 24 flooding in Englewood.

Riding for Englewood flood victims

Sometimes, community is dressed in black and barreling down a highway. About two dozen motorcycle riders — along with a few in cars — participated in a charity poker run in the south Denver metro …
A vendor sorts through his goods — dusted with snow — at the Aspen Grove’s Farmers Market on Oct. 10, the last day of the market for the season.

Farmers market winds up a ‘terrific’ season

The Aspen Grove Metro Denver Farmers Market closed its stalls Oct. 10, marking an end to another season in the outdoor shopping center’s parking lot. Starting in June, every Wednesday from 10 a.m. …
Again this year, the Englewood Recreation Center gymnasium floor is expected to be filled with carnival booths, inflatables and a wide array of creatures and critters during the Oct. 20 Halloween Carnival.

Halloween Carnival set to rock rec center

Visitors get the chance to debut their costumes a week ahead of time at the annual Englewood Halloween Carnival that will be held Oct. 20 at the Englewood Recreation Center, 1155 W. Oxford Ave. For …
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Englewood council chooses short-term city manager

After the departure of Englewood's city manager amid final city council discussions on the 2019 budget — and in a climate of division in the city — two candidates emerged to take the wheel as …

The Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, where the Englewood City Council and the city's government offices operate.

Breaking down Englewood's 2019 budget issues

For several years, talk of the “fiscal cliff” — where Englewood's spending will consistently outweigh the money it takes in — has colored budget discussions in the city, according to the team …
Education

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
The front of the Roscoe L. Davidson Administration Building, the district office building for Englewood Schools, on Aug. 23, 2017.

Englewood test scores show gains, still below average

In the 2018 test season, Englewood's school district saw strong improvement in scores for elementary math, English and science compared to last year, along with a step forward on the SAT — …

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in …
Englewood superintendent Wendy Rubin greets those attending the Aug. 7 open house at the newly completed Clayton Elementary School.

Two new schools open doors in Englewood

About 900 Englewood elementary school students took in new sights on Aug. 13 as they reported to new classrooms at Clayton Elementary School and Charles Hay World School, the first two schools built …

From left, students Abdulrahman Ajaj, Denzel Torres and Starlynn Holloway work on personalized name tags at Englewood Middle School on Aug. 13, the first day of the 2018-19 school year. At top right, Connor Bilkos, a math teacher, helped them out.

First day of school in Englewood brings a look forward

Trianna Perry had her eye on changes on the first day of school at Englewood High. “I'm excited to see how the school will work with all the different staff changes,” said Perry, a 14-year-old …
Business
Pat Burke works on the engine of a 1951 Oldsmobile he is restoring. He works on the restoration when he is not working on customers' vehicles at the shop. The company was not able to renew the lease to their East Hampden shop so they closed their doors on Aug. 31. They owners unsuccessfully tried to find another location so the company is no longer in the auto repair business after 31 years at the Englewood location.

B's Auto closes its doors after losing lease

According to company records, about 1,200 customers of B's Auto will be looking for a new place to have their vehicles repaired, because owners Pat and Colleen Burke said they were unable to renew …
Sebastian Lang looks down as he completes his ascent on one of the climbing routes on the walls of Earth Treks. The 7-year-old said the hardest part of his effort was when he looked down and realized how high he had climbed. But he was wearing a harness and had a person on the floor to keep him safe and allow him to belay his way down.

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

City drafting plan to address short-term rentals

At any time of year, a number of properties in Englewood are listed on short-term rental sites offering visitors the opportunity to rent a home or even just a bed. However, the Englewood Unified …
Jason Drautz and Sarah Frederick stand Aug. 2 at their home in southeast Englewood, wearing the Englewood-themed shirts they recently created. With the shirts, which are carried at local businesses, the married couple wanted to show pride in their city.

Couple share Englewood pride with distinctive shirts

What began as a whimsical idea evolved into a statement that residents might see worn around town: “Englewood is my hood.” Sarah Frederick and Jason Drautz have lived in Englewood for years — …

Sam Kaufman, left, owner of Kaufman's Tall & Big Shop, talks with former employee and now customer Mike Miller. The store was founded by Sam’s dad Fred and is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Kaufman's Tall & Big shop hits 60-year mark

Fred Kaufman had a thriving men's traditional clothing store in Englewood when he learned from customers of the apparel needs of big and tall men and opted to have his store meet those needs — …
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