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Businesses must refuse customers without masks, Tri-County order says

The public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties will require masks in public indoor spaces, and outdoors where people can’t remain 6 feet away from others. more

Polis urges 'summer without parties' as COVID-19 climbs in Colorado

On the heels of more data showing COVID-19 on the rise in his state, Gov. Jared Polis still scraped up a hopeful if worried tone in pushing Coloradans to turn the trajectory around. And he kept up … more

Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said. more

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says. more

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department.  more

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a … more

Some Arapahoe County officials 'concerned with constitutionality' of mask order

After a local public health agency voted 5-4 in favor of an order requiring mask-wearing in public places in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, the governing body of Arapahoe County called into … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

Teen set for trial in shooting death of Cherokee Trail student Lloyd Chavez

One of the four teens suspected of driving to the home of a Cherokee Trail High School student in an incident that ended with the student's death could see trial as early as December. But attorneys … more

Tri-County Health Department adopts COVID-19 masking order

Tri-County's Board of Health acknowledged that masks have become a political issue but said their value as public health tools mattered more as they narrowly adopted a masking order July 8. In a … more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

Englewood requiring masks when visiting businesses, using public transport

Englewood is making it mandatory for the public to wear face coverings when visiting businesses and riding public transportation. On July 6, the Englewood City Council directed the city manager to … more

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from … more

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines … more

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James … more

Arapahoe High School football coach likes what he sees

Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said … more

Cherry Creek School District schedules in-person graduations for end of July

The joyous yet unorthodox celebrations where Cherry Creek School District graduates cruised through car parades in their caps and gowns this spring won’t be the final page in the students’ senior … more

Challenges abound as Littleton Public Schools works to reopen classrooms

Littleton Public Schools is planning on resuming in-person learning on schedule this fall, but there are a lot of kinks to work out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials say situations could … more
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