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Douglas County Schools town hall turns raucous over COVID-19 plans

A back-to-school town hall meeting put on by the Douglas County School District on Aug. 4 quickly turned raucous as district leaders attempted to outline the district’s plans for mitigating COVID-19.
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How metro Denver school districts differ on COVID-19 mask rules

Colorado's public-health department released new K-12 school COVID-19 guidelines in late July, but the new guidance “does not constitute statewide requirements,” a state news release …
Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village.

Cherry Creek School District 'strongly encourages' but doesn't require masks

After concerns about the Delta coronavirus variant drove new federal guidelines for mask-wearing indoors for all people in certain areas — regardless of vaccination status — the Cherry Creek …
The front of the Roscoe L. Davidson Administration Building, the district office building for Englewood Schools.

Englewood Schools to require masks indoors, vaccinated or not, as classes begin

Englewood Schools will require the wearing of masks by all students, visitors and staff inside its schools this fall, regardless of whether a person is vaccinated for COVID-19 or not.

Littleton district plans near-normal schooling

Living through a pandemic has been stressful on students. Robert Reichardt, president of the Littleton Public Schools board, points out that students’ mental and physical health — as well as …

The vetting process for families to adopt a giant dog breed through Big Dogs Huge Paws takes several weeks and most dogs have a waitlist.

Big dogs: Adoption event at Lone Tree Brewing showcases giant breeds

People huddled on the floor between chairs, tables, puddles of drool and furiously wagging tails. Although dogs are always welcome at Lone Tree Brewing Company, more than usual gathered in the …
Education

Masks to be 'strongly encouraged' by Douglas County Schools

Douglas County Schools does not plan to change its mask protocols for the upcoming school year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance to fight the rise in Delta …
In a Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, pedestrians stroll in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver during a period when an outdoor mask mandate was in effect in the city.

Tri-County Health urges masks in schools, indoor settings

Stopping short of requiring masks in schools and other indoor places, the public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties recommends wearing masks in those areas.
The Littleton Public Schools administration building.

Littleton district plans near-normal schooling

Living through a pandemic has been stressful on students. Robert Reichardt, president of the Littleton Public Schools board, points out that students' mental and physical health — as well as …
The Cherry Creek School District administration building at 4700 S. Yosemite St. in Greenwood Village. The district covers parts of Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Foxfield and unincorporated Arapahoe County.

Cherry Creek School District to make mask announcement in early August

As concerns about the Delta coronavirus variant drove new federal guidelines for mask-wearing indoors for all people in certain areas — regardless of vaccination status — the spotlight turned to …

A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, 2020, the first day of school for freshmen.

Cherry Creek buys thousands of computers for students

As remote learning came to define the pandemic for students in Colorado, Cherry Creek School District loaned students nearly 7,000 laptop devices in spring 2020 and followed that with 6,500 …
Business
A former AAA store and travel agency along busy South University Boulevard at Dry Creek Road has stood vacant since it closed in early 2020.

Centennial allows more drive-thrus on University Boulevard, changes development standards

Nearly 30% of the vehicles that travel along the University Boulevard corridor each day do not stop or start their drive in Centennial, instead rolling through the city as “pass-through” traffic, …
In a 2020 file photo, diners are seen through water falling from The Streets at SouthGlenn’s fountain.

Centennial's Streets at SouthGlenn redevelopment plan submitted

A crowd of more than 100 came to the empty former Sears at Centennial’s flagship shopping center in a March 2019 meeting that placed redevelopment plans in the public eye — and in August 2020, …
A rendering of the north side of the proposed development site designed by KTGY from the Lincoln Station Site Improvement Plan Staff Report.

Lincoln Station plan passes review in Lone Tree

The Lone Tree Planning Commission discussed the proposed improvement plan for the development of a site at Lincoln Station during a meeting on July 13. The site spans 5.23 acres and will include 425 …
Inside the kitchen at Indochine Cuisine, a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant on Parker's Mainstreet.

Local support keeps Parker eatery thriving

Yume Tran says she's made thousands of friends by serving food in Parker since 2003, and her bond to the community feels even stronger since COVID-19 hit. Tran and her husband run Indochine Cuisine, …

Joe Stoll of Forte Farms said Western Slope cherries are coming in nicely, but peaches, the main attraction, are just a couple weeks out.

Just peachy: The fruits of summer are on their way

Dig out those cobbler recipes. The first crop of Colorado peaches is due to arrive on the Front Range in early July, said Joe Stoll of Forte Farms, one of the biggest purveyors of the Western …
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