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Casa Bonita employees say their paychecks bounced

COVID-19 has silenced the mariachis at Lakewood's Casa Bonita, ended the chase for Chiquita the gorilla and stopped the performances from cliff divers. And according to some of its employees, the …

Colorado stay-at-home order likely to extend past April 11

Colorado's steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 appear to be paying off, but the statewide stay-at-home order will likely be extended past its initial expiration date of April 11, Gov. Jared Polis …
Briana Harmon works on assignments as older sister Skylar looks on.

Douglas County School District dives into remote education

On March 24, Ava Bray was excited to work on school assignments after the Douglas County School District's spring break ended — and even more excited to be doing so from Florida. The 7-year-old was …
Brandy Sims beside the car she and her husband live in beside the South Platte River. Like many people without homes, Sims has seen her meager amenities dry up as widespread closures shut off access to everything from showers to power outlets.

Stay-at-home orders create crisis for those without home

Brandy Sims just wants to take a shower. “A woman wants to keep clean,” said Sims, 41. “I'd go without food if I could just wash my hair.” She and her husband have been sleeping in their car …
Austin Adamson, co-owner and distiller at Lakewood distillery Ballmer Peak, adjusts the equipment that distills ethanol to be made into hand sanitizer. "This is an effort to get more hand sanitizer to the people who want it and calm some of the panic," Adamson said..

Distilleries lend a hand to meet demand

Around the time a national increase in COVID-19 cases began leading to product shortages, Spring44 Distilling in Loveland planned to make one highly demanded product — hand sanitizer — on-site. …
COVID-19: What you need to know
What you can do to protect yourself

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following recommendations to help the public avoid COVID-19. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 …

Colorado stay-at-home order likely to extend past April 11

Living with COVID-19

News
Douglas County residents Bob and Linda Karcz strolled through a quiet downtown Castle Rock the morning of March 25 as news broke that the local health department was issuing a stay-at-home order for …
An Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputy has tested positive for COVID-19, the office announced in a March 27 news release. “The deputy is being supported and resources are available to the …
The federal government approved a major disaster declaration for the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, the governor's office announced March 28. The declaration allows Colorado to receive assistance …
Centennial City Councilmember Kathy Turley and one of her colleagues on council tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by a widespread coronavirus, sending at least some of their fellow …
Life
Westridge Meadows residents showed off their creative side March 25 during a driveway chalk festival organized by a neighbor. Residents of the Highlands Ranch neighborhood were invited to spend time …
Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …
Haven’t left the house in several days? Looking to get out, hopefully, sans crowds? As communities throughout the nation ban gatherings of 10 or more and urge people to practice social distancing …
Outside Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver, the din of the city roars. But inside the old church, a stone anachronism in a canyon of steel and glass, there is silence. Organist Norm …
Sports
Nobody should blame Rhonda Blanford-Green if she feels overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or pressured these days. These are common thoughts for people who have to make tough decisions. Blanford-Green is …
Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado …
The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 …
Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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