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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. …

Denver Public Library to re-open nine branches

After nearly a year of being closed to in-person visits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver Public Library has re-opened nine of its branch locations. The nine branches are: • Bear …
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As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory …
Through a partnership with the Sultan Newman Group, the Teller Elementary School PTA will benefit from the Teller Centennial Home fundraiser. The school is located at 1150 Garfield St. in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood.

Teller Elementary to benefit from fundraiser

Any homeowner looking to sell their home that is located within the school boundaries of Teller Elementary School can participate to be randomly selected as the Teller Centennial Home. The Teller …

A rollerblader uses the existing bike lane on South Marion Street Parkway near Washington Park. A bikeway construction project is slated for South Marion Street Parkway from East Bayaud to East Virginia avenues.

'Denver Moves'

Denver's Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) continues to engage with the community for its Denver Moves: Bicycles Program. The idea is to achieve a “network of better bike …
Education
Members of Ednium: The Alumni Collective have their picture taken during a recent meeting. Ednium is a new organization focused on improving educational outcomes in the DPS district, sourced directly from the lived experience of those who attended Denver Public Schools.

‘We already assume you’re brilliant, and have something to contribute’

A group of Denver Public Schools alumni want to make a difference in the education that future students of the district receive. “We want to help people dream bigger,” said TeRay Esquibel, …
Amaya Jones, a student in the Culinary Arts program at Emily Griffith Technical College, starts portioning the beef and barley soup in to-go containers that would be given away on Feb. 9.

Emily Griffith college continues tradition of soup giveaway

According to the tradition’s backstory, Emily Griffith, founder of Emily Griffith Technical College at 1860 Lincoln St., and her sister, Florence, started bringing free soup for students after …
With its spacious lounge areas, the University of Denver’s new Community Commons building is a place where students can connect with one another.

Fostering community, connections and collaborations

Aside from earning a degree, something else of value that people generally take away from the university experience is the friendships. “These relationships are often some of the …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …
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A teacher and children work on a lesson inside Echinacea Montessori School, which celebrated its one-year anniversary in February.

March Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column featuring business news in the Life on Capitol Hill and Washington Park Profile coverage areas, which is roughly central and central-south Denver. The Colorado …
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Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …

Tattered Cover bookstores change hands again

Denver's famous Tattered Cover bookstores are changing ownership for the second time since the retirement of longtime owner Joyce Meskis in 2017. The independent bookstores were purchased by a team …

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …
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