Hunters, campers and curious gather to formally open long-awaited store
Thousands of people waited in line the morning of Aug. 15, in anticipation of Cabela's opening its doors.
Cabela's staff high-five the Lone Tree store's first shoppers as they enter the store moments after its Aug. 15 grand opening.
Lone Tree Cabela's store manager Karen Koons revs up the staff about an hour before the Aug. 15 grand opening.
Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning speaks at the Aug. 15 Cabela's grand opening while Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella, Cabela's COO Michael Copeland and Cabela's corporate retail affairs manager John Castillo listen.
Golden resident Kerry Bostwick tests her archery skills while waiting for the Lone Tree Cabela's to open its doors Aug. 15.
Cabela's staff offered bottles of water to the thousands waiting for the Lone Tree store's grand opening Aug 15. Photo by Jane Reuter
Archer Trevon Stoltzfus shot an arrow through a ribbon at the Lone Tree Cabela's to signal the store's Aug. 15 opening.
The first customers at the Lone Tree Cabela's are greeted with high-fives and big smiles from store staff.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.