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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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COVID-19 contact tracing apps not gaining much traction

The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making …

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 …

Colorado Legislature eyes small-business, housing relief amid COVID-19 restrictions

As Gov. Jared Polis announced a new round of coronavirus-related restrictions that harken back to the kinds of orders Coloradans saw near the start of the pandemic, the governor announced he would …
Governor Jared Polis makes a point Aug. 10 while Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry looks on. Polis opened two new free fast-track COVID-19 testing sites Aug. 10, one at the Aurora Sports Complex and a second at Water World in Federal Heights.

Where to get a free COVID-19 test

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic's detected spread through Colorado — and with Denver metro-area counties seeing cases rise to levels that may trigger local stay-at-home orders — the need …

Tri-County Health Department is based in Greenwood Village. The health department serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Denver metro-area counties likely headed for stay-at home orders, health chief says

With most of the Denver metro area operating one step short of a stay-at-home order in the system of Colorado's coronavirus-related restrictions, a local public health chief says it's likely only a …
Education
A Douglas County School District school bus.

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts.
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …
Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.

Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class.

Commentary: A student's view of in-person school

After a summer filled with ever-changing reopening plans, I finally returned to Heritage High School in Littleton to begin my senior year on Aug. 24.
Business
The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …
Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are interviewed in the lobby of their restaurant.

Owners on demise of a Denver food landmark

Formed on a foundation of friendship and the love of good food, after 38 years, Racines is closing its doors for good. This transition into retirement has been in the works for a while, but wasn’t …

Restaurant, bar owners sue to overturn Colorado's COVID-19 capacity limits

The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state public-health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an …
A young customer is served at the new MyKings Ice Cream north of CityPark in Denver.

'Building the community one scoop at a time'

There’s a new ice cream shop in Denver, “building the community one scoop at a time," its owner says. That’s the mission of MyKings Ice Cream, located in Denver’s Skyland neighborhood, north …
Caution tape wraps swings at Sterne Park in Littleton.

Colorado relaxes rules for worship houses, gyms, playgrounds, recreation

The state continues to try to strike a balance between public safety and returning to normalcy.
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